Well, it’s been awhile since I posted last. Been a little busy.

Where I work, we have to convert a lot of audio/video to another format for transcription purposes. Mplayer and ffmpeg have been lifesavers for me. However, getting setup to convert the newer .MTS (AVCHD) files that the latest videocams use was a little tedious as Google searches often yielded a lot of results that were not quite the solution I needed for Ubuntu 10.04. I realize this is a moving target for each release of Ubuntu, but hopefully this will help Ubuntu users (NOTE: this is more helpful for me as I will forget how to do this in 2 weeks). Here goes nothing!

OK, ready? Get a cup of coffee as this is going to take awhile…

  1. Install ffmpeg if you haven’t already
  2. install “libavcodec-extra-52” (aptitude install libavcodec-extra-52)

That’s it!  Here is a list of some of the packages I have installed on my PC:

ffmpeg
gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
libavcodec-extra-52
gstreamer0.10-alsa
gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3

gstreamer0.10-gnomevfs
gstreamer0.10-gnonlingstreamer0.10-nice
gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
gstreamer0.10-plugins-base
gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-apps
gstreamer0.10-plugins-good
gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio
gstreamer0.10-tools
gstreamer0.10-x
libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0
libgstreamer0.10-0

That’s all for now!

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