How can I convert videos to play in SONY BDV-E380 with Linux (Fedora 17)?

Chaminda Bandara October 30, 2012

I have an computer with latest Linux kernel. I have installed and working properly Fedora 17. I also have a brand new SONY BDV-E380 home theater system with compatible SONY LCD.

So I have videos (in format .flv) downloaded from YouTube and now I want to convert them on my Fedora 17 to compatible version for my Sony player.

  1. Ramon Fletcher
    November 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Handbrake is probably the most tried and trued application for this.

  2. Erlis D.
    November 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I would suggest you:

    If you don't wanna have lose in quality, than I would suggest megui. First is recommend you check the video codecs compatible with your mobile!

    • Erlis D.
      November 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      Sorry for posting twice.. But I think the site has still bugs with commenting, since It showed to me no comment, and I re-writed it again! -.-'

  3. susendeep dutta
    November 1, 2012 at 10:24 am
  4. Anonymous
    October 31, 2012 at 12:54 am

    If you want to do batch conversions, it would be quicker to use ffmpeg which should be in the Fedora repositories. All you need to do to install it is to open a terminal window and type: sudo yum install ffmpeg Check the man pages for how to use it to do your conversinos. Installing Handbrake (and probably Miro) will also install ffmpeg as that is what is used to do the grunt work of the conversion.

  5. Dino Pearsons
    October 30, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    The Sony home theatre system you mentioned supports both XviD and MPEG4, so you could transcode the flv files into one of those 2 formats.

    Both Handbrake ( and Miro ( can do this for you on Linux. Miro can even download videos from YouTube directly and convert them on the fly to make everything easier. Miro also always chooses the highest quality video when downloading from YouTube, so it might be a better choice.

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