3GP in Linux

I was pleased to see the other day that my current version of mplayer (from Marillat's Debian Archive) now supports 3gp video with audio. Previously, I could see the video, but not here any audio. This is the video format recorded by our camera phones.

This renewed my interest in getting the little videos off of our phones and published to the gallery. I had to patch gallery's util.php to teach it that 3gp is indeed a valid video format. After patching, it immediately recognized the videos for upload.

My next step will be figuring out how to transcode the 3gp files into something a bit more common, like mpeg.

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