iPod iPhone (mp4) video converter for Ubuntu: DVD VOB, MPEG-TS, Matroska, AVI, mpeg-4 to MP4, MKV, and M4V

I’m talking about Handbrake. It has a GUI interface. It runs on windows, Mac as well!

Supported file formats: (copied from wiki)


  • DVD, DVD image, DVD VOB files, MPEG-TS, Matroska, AVI, mpeg-4, etc
  • Any DVD or Bluray-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image, real DVD or bluray (unencrypted — removal of copy protection is not supported), and some .VOB, .TS and M2TS files
  • Most any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.

Handbrake cannot at present encode from DRM-encrypted videos purchased from iTunes or found on DVD or Blu-Ray discs. However, if VLC is installed under a Unix-based system, encrypted DVDs can be read as well.[2]


Install on Ubuntu

For Ubuntu (9.10 & later) users: run in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk

Ubuntu Older versions:

Click “Read about Installing” on this page