For some reason, I had to split a CUE file and a losslessly compressed audio file into single files to make it one file per track instead of one big file. My audio file was compressed with APE which I didn’t know before at all. But it has a weird license anyway.
So I came across a really good page describing what to do which is basically using shntool (homepage). It’s really good, easy to use and has built in transcoding through appropriate third party programs, so I could transcode to Vorbis on the fly It converts anything to anything, as long as it’s sound so you might find that tool useful as well
My University decided to publish some videos using an DivX Codec. These videos are part of some Software Engineering class and serves as a replacement for real customer interaction.
Anyway, I decided to transcode those videos using a free codec and I boldly announced, that I’ll do that without actually knowing how much work that’d be. In fact, I feared kilobytes of arguments to mencoder or ffmpeg. I also didn’t want to use new and awesome stuff like Transmageddon or Arista, because I wanted a really simple solution, like any2wav. I imagined something like any2theora which simply does what I want.
It turns out, that ffmpeg2theora exists and it does exactly what I want. It is really simple to use, no command line argument whatsoever to produce a well working Theora encoded video with Vorbis encoded sound.