Dec 15, 2009

Convert VOB to AVI using ffmpeg

Suppose you have a myVideo.vob and you want to convert to avi format.
Open a terminal and execute the following command

$ ffmpeg -i myVideo.vob myvideo.avi

Possible errors:
1 "ffmpeg: symbol lookup error: ffmpeg: undefined symbol: avcodec_channel_layout_num_channels"
Solution:
$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib/ && ffmpeg -i myVideo.vob myvideo.avi

If this doesnt solve the problem then retry that after installing the libavcodec52 and libavutil49 packages:
$ sudo apt-get install libavcodec52  libavutil49

4 comments:

pookito said...

Dude, I have been trying to use ffmpeg for a while so I am collecting all the info I can. I hope you do not mind if I follow your blog, adding your rss to my client. :D

pookito said...

For some body else who read this I made an ffmpeg entry on my blog: http://pookito.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/ffmpeg-and-linux/

It is pretty much the same but I like to use free and open source videos like theora/vorbis

aven peter said...

Great job!!!
I am always using ffmpeg to convert my video files.

Peter, see also converting vob files to avi format for mac

Abagail neo said...

ffmpeg is a great tool for converting videos between mang formats. I have been using it for convert vob files for long time. it works well