Here’s how to install and use Arista, a really cool and easy-to-use multimedia transcoder for Linux Mint / Ubuntu:
1. Issue the following command at the terminal -
sudo apt-get install arista
2. After the installation is complete, click on ‘Menu>Sound & Video>Arista Transcoder’ to start the application.
3. Just choose your multimedia source, the target device and a preset and start transcoding!
Here’s a screenshot from program’s website showing Arista in action -