Convert Video to Multiple Formats

Tags: thunar custom actions, zenity, video, ffmpeg, convert
November 11, 2015

To learn how to use Thunar Custom Actions click here.

This command works with a bash script (below). Convert video to avi, 3gp, flv, mov, mp4, asf, wmv, mkv, mpg. The video and audio bitrates can be set.

/home/$USER/Scripts/ %n

Under Appears if selection contains make sure Video Files is checked.

###Bash Script

I keep my bash scripts in a folder called “Scripts” in my personal directory. To create the bash script copy the script below and paste it into a text editor. Name the script and save it to the scripts folder you created. Make the script executable by opening up a terminal and navigating to the folder in which the script is stored. Type chmod +x and press Enter. The script will now work when used with Thunar Custom Actions.

Bash Script