This last weekend I bought a new HD ZI8 camcorder. I wanted to be able to play the recorded movies on my PS3. To watch videos on my PS3 I run a Linux media server. The media server I use is called ushare.
The ZI8 camcorder saves it's recorded videos in mov format. These files would not play on my PS3 via ushare. After some research, I found a solution using ffmpeg to convert the files to mpg.
Convert MOV files to MPG with FFMPEG
ffmpeg -i original_file.mov -acodec mp2 -ar 32000 -vcodec mpeg1video -qscale 14 new_file.mpg