Here’s how to use a utility called WinFF for video format conversion in Linux Mint / Ubuntu:
1. Issue the following command at the terminal –
sudo apt-get install winff
2. After the installation is complete, click on ‘Menu>Sound & Video>WinFF’ to start the application.
3. Now, click ‘Add’ and select the video to be converted, select the output format in ‘Convert To …’ option and a ‘Device Preset’ if required. Click ‘Convert’ to start the conversion.