On the last episode of the Ask Noah Show, Noah mentioned that he had an FFMpeg script that he used to convert MKV files ripped from BluRay into a more manageable file size while still retaining quality. It’s in the show notes here (https://podcast.asknoahshow.com/151) and I’ll post below. Would anyone mind walking me through how to use it? I’ve never actually used a script on Linux before and wanted to give this a shot.
This is it:
ffmpeg -y -i input.mov -pix_fmt yuv420p -c:v libx264 -preset medium -b:v 700k -pass 1 -threads 12 -an -f mp4 /dev/nullSecond Pass
ffmpeg -i input.mov -pix_fmt yuv420p -c:v libx264 -preset medium -b:v 700k -pass 2 -threads 12 -c:a libfdk_aac -b:a 192k output.mp4