transcode is a text console video-stream processing tool. It supports elementary video and audio frame transformations. Some example modules are included to enable import of MPEG-1/2, Digital Video, and other formats. It also includes export modules for writing to AVI files with DivX, OpenDivX, XviD, Digital Video or other codecs. Direct DVD transcoding is also supported.
changing a file from one format to another without having to recompress the data. Often refers to changing Video for Windows files into QuickTime movies, and vice versa. Similarities in the file structure and codecs of the two architectures allow some files to be transcoded without the video being recompressed.