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There are free-software alternatives to ffmpeg on Fedora, to encode videos to ogv?

asked 2014-01-26 02:20:39 -0500

I'm developing an Flask application in i want upload a file and encode an video to ogv using ffmpeg via subprocess, no problem here. My question is, there are a tool included on fedora (totally free-software) that could encode videos to ogv?

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answered 2014-01-26 15:08:56 -0500

q2dg gravatar image

mencoder, vlc...

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answered 2014-01-26 14:56:43 -0500

sideburns gravatar image

Checking, ffmpeg is released under the GPLv2+ and the ogv format is free: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogv meaning that you don't need a "free-software alternative" because what you're looking for is already free.

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Correct. Though it would be nice to add some tools that can export in .ogv format.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-01-26 15:14:07 -0500 )edit

Yep, I know. but ffmpeg it is available from rpm-fussion-free and my application it is destined to be deployed on infra fedora servers (they use epel6). I doubt they want install packages from rpmfusion

echevemaster gravatar imageechevemaster ( 2014-01-26 15:18:20 -0500 )edit

You might want to check before turning ffmpeg down both because of its license and the fact that it's from rpmfusion-free. Whoever you're working for may find that acceptable, and it's worth taking the time to ask.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-01-26 15:46:30 -0500 )edit
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answered 2014-01-26 20:43:20 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

I see a question here that lists out quite a few options. May be worth a look:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3214134/converting-video-to-html5-ogg-ogv-and-mpg4

(I haven't checked each method for licensing)

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