Bobby is a video container conversion tool that takes MKV files and outputs them as MP4 files.
Bobby is a video container conversion tool that takes MKV files and outputs them as MP4 files. It does not re-encode video, and only decodes and encodes audio as necessary.
You’ll find this tool useful for converting videos for devices that support H.264 video and AAC/MP3 audio, but do not understand the MKV container. Other uses include converting videos with AC3 or DTS audio to AAC audio (2 channel or 5.1 channels).
Bobby was built and tested on a standard Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation (x86_64), but most of the utilities and requirements here are possible to run on most popular *nix distributions.
You will need at least Python 2.7 for the argparse library, and ideally Python 2.7.3 or later in the 2.x series.
Bobby is available on PyPI.
sudo pip install bobby
Basic usage with default settings:
To see all command line arguments:
For a quiet run (batch processing or in a cronjob):
bobby /path/to/file.mkv -q
bobby /path/to/file.mkv -hv –preferred-language en -pf
If you’re reporting an issue, please run Bobby in high verbose / debug mode:
bobby /path/to/file.mkv -hv