Ogg or OGM to AVI?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by quigleybc, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. quigleybc macrumors 68030

    quigleybc

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    Hi,

    I have a video clip that is in .ogg video format..is there an app that can convert it into .avi or .mov?

    Same question for a few .ogm video's that I have..

    Thanks
     
  2. quigleybc thread starter macrumors 68030

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    VLC can do video conversions??? I had no idea..I can play the ogg. video's in VLC, but I want to convert them to avi.

    I will try

    Thanks.
     
  3. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    VLC can play them fine but I havn't yet found a program for Mac that can repackage the streams (convert ogm to avi), However...

    ...I do know of one that i found for Windows, It's called "Virtual Dub" and it can split an ogm file into its independant streams, or fully convert to a new format. Its a free download ,just google "Virtual Dub Windows Download" and you should find it.

    However if anyone knows any good mac aps for this id like to know 2.
     
  4. mkubal macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps ffmpegX:

    http://homepage.mac.com/major4/index.html

    To be honest I've never used it, but I've used iSquint to convert files to an iPod format and it's apparently based on ffmpegX. Also, iSquint was able to convert an ogg video to iPod video so hopefully ffmpegX will work well.

    Good Luck
     
  5. quigleybc thread starter macrumors 68030

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    ffmpegX would seem to be the ideal candidate for this task, however when I opened the .ogg and .ogm video files in ffmpegX I got an: "Unrecognized Format" message.

    bummer.
     
  6. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    ffmpeg(X) doesn't seem to support OGG-anything... what you can try is:

    - Extract the content of the OGM into seperate audio and video stream by using OGMTools. (Command-line tool)
    - Convert the resulting Ogg Vorbis audio into MP3 using SoX.
    - I'm assuming the OGM use XviD for the movie, so nothing needs to be done with it.
    - Use ffmpegX to merge the MP3 audio and XviD movie into a new AVI.
     
  7. quigleybc thread starter macrumors 68030

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    wow, sounds complex, but also interesting..

    I will try

    thanks for the suggestion

    * Ok so I installed the OGMtools, but I have no idea where to find it..if I have to use Terminal to even find it, well then I guess I won't find it. says it installs into usr/bin but what or where is that?

    and there's no instructions on how to use it ..ughh..I give up....
     
  8. spacemanspiff13 macrumors newbie

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    question

    So I have some ogm files that I quite simply converted using visualhub. That being said I ran into another problem. the avi files look good on the computer but when I play them on the ps3 the aspect ratio looks like 2:35:1 almost instead of 4:3 which the ogm plays over the ps3 media server but I want avi or mp4 that i can put on flash drives. the ogm file on media server will start 4:3 correctly and I can even fullscreen it but the avi aside from already being very thin can only zoom(much to close I might add). The video codec in the ogm is mpeg-2 and the the avi and mp4 don't change the aspect ratio or anything just the video codec. would that really cause the ps3 output to look so thin when the aspect ratio isn't changed? Mpeg files work but they're more than double the size of the ogm. Any ideas?
     
  9. concretejello macrumors newbie

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    use prism to convert ogm

    Prism works - i use the powerpc version even though am on intel, don't know why but it seems to work better. i just converted an ogm using it, just minutes ago - seems to do basically every format.

    http://www.nchsoftware.com/prism/index.html
     

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