FFmpeg

FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec – the leading audio/video codec library. It’s a free and open source software release under GPL.

I love it, I mostly use it to convert videos.

Here’s a simple how-to convert a .wmv to .avi on Fedora:

[gent@fedora ~]$ su -c "yum install -y ffmpeg"
[gent@fedora ~]$ cd Videos/
[gent@fedora Videos]$ ffmpeg -i gent_on_bike.wmv gent_on_bike.avi

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