ushare works no problem for .m4v and .avi files. But .mkv is an unsupported container.
So I need to convert the .mkv file to a mpeg4 video file (.m4v) or a avi.
When I try ffmpeg it fails. The problem is ffmpeg can't figure out the audio track which is. The audio track is a52/ac3 and the video format is h263/avc1.
# mkvinfo foo.mkv |grep "Codec ID"
| + Codec ID: A_AC3
| + Codec ID: V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
However back on my ubuntu box ffmpeg can't figure out what the audio track is for the .mkv file. It just says:
Input #0, matroska, from 'foo.mkv':
Duration: 00:20:45.1, bitrate: N/A
Stream #0.0: Audio: 0x0000, 48000 Hz, stereo
Stream #0.1: Video: h264, yuv420p, 640x480, 29.97 fps(r)
So ffmpeg can't convert it because it can't figure out the a52/ac3 audio format.
So I switch over to mencoder and try that and it just core dumps:
$ mencoder foo.mkv -oac mp3lame -aid 128 -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=1000 -bps -ofps 23.976 -o foo2.avi
MEncoder 2:1.0~rc1-0ubuntu13.2 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz (Family: 15, Model: 2, Stepping: 9)
CPUflags: Type: 15 MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
success: format: 0 data: 0x0 - 0xb067be8
[mkv] Track ID 1: audio (A_AC3), -aid 0, -alang und
[mkv] Track ID 2: video (V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC), -vid 0
[mkv] Will play video track 2
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
... any help?
Update: Problem solved. See