Note to self: ffmpeg low quality.

Sometimes high quality video files (e.g. mkv) don’t play on my HP Mini Netbook, so here is an ffmpeg command to rescale the video to lower quality:

opts='-qscale 5 -r 25 -ar 44100 -ab 96 -s 500x374'

ffmpeg -y -i infile.mkv ${opts} outfile.mp4

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