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Convert Video To AVI Easily Using Video2Avi

By Ricky on May 29th, 2011 

There are plenty of applications to convert video to various formats in Linux. One script that I ran into which makes the conversion so simple is Video2Avi. It is not a full fledges video converter because it can only convert video from other formats to AVI. Nonetheless, I find it quite useful because most of the video conversions I do is to AVI for my phone. It can convert VDs, ISOs, AVIs, MPEG, WMV etc. to AVI.

You can download the script from, extract it and double click on it to run it. It has a command line interface but using it is quite straight forward.

If you prefer to do it from the Terminal, download the script with the command

$ wget

Then extract it

$ tar -xzf

After extracting, you can start using it right away.

$ ./ <path_to_video>

Replace <path_to_video> with the path to the video that you wish to convert.

Although you can already use it, you will have to add the path to the script everytime. This is rather annoying if you use the script regularly. So, copy the script to /usr/bin/.

$ sudo cp /usr/bin/

After copying it in /usr/bin/, you can use it as

$ <path_to_video>


Convert Video To AVI Easily Using Video2Avi was originally published on on February 19, 2011 - 7:48 pm (Indian Standard Time)