FFMPEG is the best, highest quality way to convert videos on Linux. Convert any video file format, including quicktime .mov, flash .flv files, open source .ogv, .mp4, .wmv, .asf and more.
However, most of the time, it requires a command line.
This can be avoided by installing a GUI graphical user interface for FFMPEG.
In the last three years some hosting companies have started to offer ffmpeg on some of their hosting plans. Although offering ffmpeg and related libraries means high quality servers and availability of large bandwidth the quality of the new servers available means that it is now possible to offer it.
This trend is due that ffmpeg hosting is a necessary component for video streaming, and it has become popular on community sites, users spend hours watching video chat type sites which offer 2 way video chat or conference video.
The software’s on this servers offering red5 hosting are essentially ffmpeg, Mencoder, Mplayer, Libvorbis and Lame MP3 Encoder. With ffmpeg hosting the users are also bestowed with quick, near perfect and secure conversion of their video files to flv format which is then show on the browser with no need to upload anything on your computer.