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App To Convert Video For iPods, PMPs and More!

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Convert video for your iPod, iPod Touch and other PMP players by using Handbrake!

The full spiel on Handbrake is that it’s an “open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.”

Which as well as sounding a bit geeky, also sounds pretty nice!

It currently supports the following formats and codecs: –

  • File format: MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM
  • Video: MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
  • Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)

You can download it from the following links:

GTK GUI (Ubuntu 8.10 x86 Binaries) (9.4 MB)
Download

Linux 64bit

GTK GUI (Ubuntu 8.10 64bit Binaries) (10 MB)
Download

(NB: I use Handbrake in Jaunty and it works flawlessly)