"I used to launch mencoder strings years ago when I
needed movies that would play nicely on my PocketPC, now I use it
to convert movies for my iPod Touch or simply convert a YouTube
video from Flash to something playable with any video player.
"Be it MPEG/VOB, AVI, ASF/WMA/WMV, RM, QT/MOV/MP4, Ogg/OGM, MKV,
VIVO, FLI or FLV, mencoder can turn it into something else, resize
it, amplify the volume, compress the video part or append it to a
second one. Let's see what mencoder can do with a few simple