How to convert your screen cast to AVI format
1383 days ago
If you use gtk-recordmydesktop to create a video, as I showed in my previous post, it saves it in the open source OGG Theora format. While this is the best video format for general recording, it does not serve all purposes. YouTube accepts this format, but Yahoo video does not. Therefore, to upload your recorded video to Yahoo video, you can convert it to AVI format first.
While there are GUI tools to do this, I find the easiest is to use mencorder from the command line. Just open a terminal, change to the directory where your files are located and issue the command below. Note that filters6 is my filename, yours will obviously be different.
mencoder filters6.ogv -ovc xvid -oac mp3lame -xvidencopts pass=1 -o filters6.avi
The video below shows how to do this.