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Offline crypto

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VLC and converting (need codec ?) [SOLVED]
« on: November 09, 2014, 02:55:13 am »
So this is really a bunch of questions but I'm sure there all the same answer ..

I'm no newbie, no guru either  ..  I can follow direction I tried to find the answer with duckduckgo and google ... with the SITE:http://sparkylinux.org format.

With that said the issue is i can't use vlc to convert video formats and sometimes the video or audio speckles.. What is really going on is the convent button is deactivated.

So i thought it was a codec problem ... I noticed a extra-codec so i went to install ...  it wanted to remove vlc, audacity and numerous others so I did not proceed.

 So the question is ... Is this a codec problem ?    ... or maybe permissions somewhere ?       

Or other option someone else has?   

To reiterate I want to be able to use vlc to convert video and audio formats

Thank in advance

« Last Edit: November 18, 2014, 05:32:40 am by crypto »

Offline way12go

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Re: VLC and converting (need codec ?)
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 03:59:23 am »
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https://wiki.videolan.org/VLC_HowTo/
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Re: VLC and converting (need codec ?)
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2014, 12:08:35 pm »
I never used vlc for converting audio or video files.
I used to use mencoder, ffmpeg and avidemux.
The question is what type of a file you'd like to convert from and to.
Nothing is easy as it looks.

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Re: VLC and converting (need codec ?) [SOLVED]
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2014, 05:34:44 am »
Yes they are great choices as well ....... I just prefer the point and click interface ....