I just want to convert stuff!
tools & scripts for dummies
xvidenc is a script available in the AUR. It uses mencoder and might be a good fit, if want to convert some videos but lack most of the knowledge: While there are (probably?) even easier scripts out there, this one still gives you a lot of choices (most of which you can ignore by pressing enter to use a decent default settings).
yaourt -S xvidenc
Maximum efficiency with minimum knowledge
(Some links for people who don't have much time to get in-depth?)
I want to learn some basics
look (I'm not sure where)
avi, mkv etc... (max one line description + one link for the most used ones?)
xvid, stuff (..same...?)
Choosing the right stuff