Converting Quicktime movies using Linux

Another “so I don’t forget it” post.

Converting Quicktime (.mov) files to Ogg Theora (.ogv) is now rather simple (although takes a while).

Firstly, install ffmpeg2theora (it should be available for most distros).

Then just launch it from the command line. The syntax is:


Or to do a whole directory:

ffmpeg2theora *.mov