24 Dec

How to make Video on Linux, which can play on iPhone.

imge Creating a video on Linux its very simple. With GNU freeware tools we can make a lot of things, such as adding many video and sound effects, converting video formats to each other. Lets talk about how to make video files, which can play on iPhone.
First we need FFmpeg for encoding video and play with formats. I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and FFmpeg missing from the official repositories in 14.10(only avconv) but its will return with Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet. Let’s install it from another Repo – ppa:samrog131/ppa.

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ffmpeg-real

Now it’s on /opt/ffmpeg/bin/ffmpeg. You can create symlink if you wont:

$ sudo ln -sf /opt/ffmpeg/bin/ffmpeg /usr/bin/ffmpeg

Formats list wich used with FFmpeg: Read More