Questions regarding conversion between various file formats.

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Please suggest an application to convert photos to video

I need to convert some photos to video with all frames with special effects. Video format can be mp4, 3gp, or mpeg4... Please suggest a good application which will convert fast.
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What are the different innerworking functions between a live CD and full install?

1) What specifically internally makes my "liveCD with persistence" install on my USB stick run faster than my full install on my USB stick? 2) What would I have to change in my full install system to ...
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pdftohtml outputting low resolution background images. help?

runnning: pdftohtml -c document.pdf output.htm this returns the normal output but the background images are of such low quality they cannot be read. Is this a bug with pdftohtml or can I change ...
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How can I convert an AVI file to a Blackberry-compatible format?

I need a program to convert an AVI file to a format compatible with my Blackberry. On Windows, I've tried format factory and converted the .avi file to .3gp, but the output is of very bad quality.
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What program should I use to convert a CDA file to MP3?

I am about to receive a CDA audio file from someone who does not know anything about computers but uses Audio Cleanic for Windows. I would like to convert it into an MP3. What software do you ...
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What is the best tool for converting and reading video to be played on DVD players?

Last time I tried Brasero it was very slow compared to anything on windows. If there is also a way to speed it up that would be great.
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Handle Doc/Docx Templates on a headless server to produce PDFs preferably without using OpenOffice.org

On a production web server I have to produce letters based on a template I got in MS-Word binary format. I use PHP and for the search and replace task I found PHPWord, which can handle Docx files, so ...
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Set default mode in gcalctool

I often use gcalctool, to quickly convert a number between "binary/hex/decimal". For this I find the "Programming" mode of gcalctool useful. I can select this using "Mode → Programming" from the ...
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How do you convert many files from .xlsx to .xls?

What is a way to convert a batch of .xlsx files to .xls format? I would prefer it to be a command-line solution, but anything is better than opening each manually, and manually saving in the new ...
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Convert old AVI files to a modern format

we have a collection of old home videos that were saved in AVI format a long time ago. I want to convert these files to a more modern format because the Totem Movie Player that comes with Ubuntu 10.4 ...
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How to convert rmvb to mp4? (or, why ffmpeg doesn't work?)

I'm trying to use this script to convert an rmvb video to mp4, but I'm having problems with the ffmpeg. In apt-get there's only ffmpeg0 and ffmpeg-dev, I installed both, but the script doesn't work, ...
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Howto convert audio files to *.m4a?

I want to convert a lot of *.flac and some high bitrate *.mp3 files to *.m4a files. I want to use a fixed bitrate of 192kb (stereo) and want to keep the audiotags (except of, obviously, the tag ...
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Video converter: ogv to avi (or another more common format)

I've been using recordMyDesktop to record stuff. A little slow to compile but it records fine. However, when I try to convert from ogv to avi (I've used Devede and an mencoder script) the audio and ...
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How do I convert music between formats and keep its metadata?

I tried to use Sound Converter to convert several folders of files from .m4a to .mp3 format and lost all file metadata in the conversion. I used Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with Sound Converter 1.4.4-2. Is this ...
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Converting a video file in arbitrary file format into MPEG4/H.264?

I want to convert a large number of video files in various formats into .mp4 files (container MPEG-4, codec H.264). I want to do this on an Ubuntu machine, using only command-line tools and I'm ...
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How to convert mkv to dvd or avi

I have some mkv files, and while Totem plays them perfectly, when i use Devede to burn them to dvd it all gets messed up: the video is ok, but the audio is out of sync. I did see that Devede does ...
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What is the best way to convert or copy an VM image into an lvm?

I have a couple of VMs running on images instead of lvms. I am not concerned about downtime but just about convenience of the process.