Questions regarding conversion between various file formats.

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How to replace avconv with (the real) ffmpeg and have it work right?

Anyone know how to install the real, current ffmpeg (not the older version by avconv that comes w/ Ubuntu) without having the problems mentioned here? Reasons: Everything works (or so many have ...
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How to convert a sound file to Opus

For testing, I want to convert an MP3 and WAV file I have to Opus, what are the steps to doing this?
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How to fast convert mp4 to webm using ffmpeg?

Sorry to disturb you but I'm in a kind of a trouble. I have to convert 76 mp4 files to webm for the purpose of a website that uses HTML5 videos. I'm talking about 10 Gb of mp4 files... I know I can ...
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Convert library of WMA tracks to MP3's?

I know there are options such as Sound Converter for doing them one track or directory at a time, but are there any tools that will recursively crawl through a directory's subdirectories and convert ...
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Converting from mp4 to Xvid avi using avconv?

I normally use avidemux to convert mp4s to Xvid AVI for my Philips Streamium SLM5500. Normally I select MPEG-4 ASP (Xvid) at Two Pass with an average bitrate f 1500kb/s for video and AC3 (lav) audio ...
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Very slow conversion with avconv (libav) - Trusty Tahr 14.04?

Yesterday I installed the latest Kubuntu release 14.04. So I meet a little problems with the media conversions. The old FFmpeg is finally replaced with avconv which is in the libav-tools library. Till ...
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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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(Ubuntu 14.04) High Quality .OGV conversion to either .AVI or .MP4

Unfortunately, none of the solutions found on this post helped: RELATED: Video converter: ogv to avi (or another more common format) I have a High Quality animation (specifically, from Diablo 3) on ...
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Converting m4a to mp3 using sound converter on Network Attached Storage

I am trying to convert m4a files to mp3 for uploading to an mp3 player that doesn't support m4a. All my music is stored on a Buffalo Network Attached Storage (NAS) and I am using Soundconverter. ...
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Does anyone know of a Linux tool which converts hyper-v snapshots to full memory dump files?

hyper-v snapshots are comprised of a .vsv file and a .bin file, and I need to convert these in a full memory dump file. I essentially need this tool: http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/vm2dmp ...
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Arista Transcoder not keeping the subtitles after convertion from MKV to MP4

I'm trying to convert a TV show episode from MKV to MP4 to run on my PSP and the MKV file has subtitles embedded, but when I use Arista Transcoder to convert, the result is a video without the ...
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PDF to word conversion software?

Is there any free software available on Ubuntu that can convert a pdf file to a .doc file?
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Convert RPM file to ISO file [closed]

I want to download an OS. I have two options: either downloading ISO file directly via remote link. Or Downloading RPM package via BitTorrent I want to download via BitTorrent. However, I want ...
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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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build libav from GIT using --enable-*

I need to get a newer version of libav-tools (containing avconv) to get the AAC-encoder to resample an input 6-channel audio stream into an output 2-channel one. I successfully built the package, ...
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App that will rip mp3s from an analog cassette tape?

I have a few audio cassette tapes from the 1980s :) The albums were never released on CD, and to prevent any more deterioration and from losing the songs forever I wanted to rip the tapes to mp3. ...
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How to convert ALAC to FLAC?

I have some ALAC files (.m4a) that I want to convert to FLAC (.flac). How can I do this?
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How do I convert an MP4 to an MP3? [duplicate]

I have some songs which are in mp4 format and I want to convert them into mp3 format. I am new to Ubuntu/Linux. So please explain the step by step process or give any software which can do the above ...
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How to convert .lit files in other formats?

I've changed my e-reader and i want to convert my .lit files in other supported formats (AZW, TXT, PDF, HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG or BMP) thanks
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Upgrade to RAID

I have a system running ubuntu server latest main version and I have it running on a single disk. I have installed another identical hard drive in the machine and I would like to convert this machine ...
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Converting panasonic .MTS video into high quality mpeg videos?

I have been using WinFF tool to convert panasonic default .MTS videos into mpeg videos. However, I am not happy with the quality of the mpeg video output. Could some one tell me if there are any other ...
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Auto convert odt to pdf

I am creating a few documents in Libre office and I have to always send them as .pdf. but each and every time I forget to export it as pdf , So is there any way to auto convert the .odt document into ...
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Preview of CAD files in format .dwg

I'm looking for a utility or a program for Ubuntu, and possibly even for Windows that is able to convert a CAD file format .DWG to PDF. My need is to provide a preview of CAD files, and I thought ...
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Is there a way to read OSX .numbers files?

A friend has given me a spreadsheet generated by Mac OSX "Numbers" and before I ask her to resend it, I'm wondering if there's secretly a way that I can just read this in Ubuntu. Is there maybe a ...
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Create single-track ogg/mp3 files from monolithic flac file with embedded cue sheet

My audio CDs are archived as monolithic flac files (one large file per CD) with embedded cue sheet. I am looking for a way to create ogg Vorbis (or mp3) files from those flac files for my hardware ...
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What are the top video and audio converting software available for Linux? [closed]

What is important is the functionality of the software Simply the software should recognize as much formats as possible. It should contain lots and lots of conversion options; which basically means ...
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Abbyy fine reader like application for Ubuntu 13.04

I have a lot of images and what I want to do is to scan those images and get output in ms word file that can be edited later. For Windows, I have Abbyy fine reader. But I don't want to go back to ...
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How to simply convert video files (i.e.: MKV to MP4)? [duplicate]

I simply want to convert files, any format to any format (at the moment, I need to convert MKV to MP4-h264), without losing quality. I don't want to resize (scale) the video, I don't want to change ...
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How do I open PDF files in kword?

I have read in many places that kword can open pdf and save it in doc format ! but on ubuntu 11.10 I can not open pdf using kword as it does not showing pdf as supported files ?!!! I want a pdf to ...
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Convert “H264 MP4 AVC (part 10) (avc1)”/“MPEG AAC 48kHz” 1080p 23.976000fps videos to 720p, as complete quality as possible

file says all the files are ISO Media, MPEG v4 system, version 2 and the title's info is from VLC 2.0.9. IMO 1080p isn't necessary, especially since the other vids from earlier are 720p and are just ...
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Convert unmouted ext(boot device) dev/sda3 to ntfs

Is it possible to Convert unmouted ext(boot device) dev/sda3 to ntfs ? If so how to do ? I already tried using gparted with no luck.
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If you go xubuntu, don't you have to have a relatively current MS OS?

If I dual boot my XP with Xubuntu,then april comes around and the XP part is no longer supported by MS, aren't I likely to get a virus and won't that mess up the whole computer? It's as if you still ...
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Insert subtitles permanently and convert video

I need to do two things with an .avi video: Insert subtitles (.srt) permanently without modifying its timing or the video intself. Convert the new video (with the permanent subtitles) from .avi to ...
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How to convert RPM package to a format meaningful to Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm using a special program that has only .rpm version available as installer. As I need to run it on Ubuntu, Is there a way to install it in Ubuntu?
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Can I convert/read jrprint files

I have an epos system that churns out .jrprint files Can I view/print/convert these files ?
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Linux equivalents of Windows / DOS terms [duplicate]

I am trying to adjust to Linux terms after many years of DOS and Windows. I have been wanting to switch from Windows to Linux for years now, but couldn't decide on a flavor. Today I got fed up with ...
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converting epub files to PDF format

I would like to know the ways in which epub files can be converted to pdf in ubuntu. Anyway, GUI or command line conversion is fine as far as my epub gets converted to pdf. Thanks.
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how to convert avi (xvid) to mkv or mp4 (h264)

Very noob when it comes to video. I'm trying to make sense of what I"m finding via Google... but its mostly Greek to me. I have a bunch of Avi files that won't play in my WD TV Play box. Mediainfo ...
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mp4 to mpeg TS 2

I want to convert mp4 video to mpeg Ts2. What's the best way to do it and preserve HD quality? Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'How to Get the Newest Smartphones from AT&T - YouTube.mp4': ...
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How to convert a mp4 video to MPEG-1 Layer 1?

I need to convert a video to MPEG-1 Layer 1 to make some tests with the software I'm developing. How can I do this conversion?
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How can I combine multiple images into a single GIMP file with the command line?

How can I combine multiple JPEGs into a single, layered XCF via the command line? Using GIMP's graphical interface I can choose File ▸ Open as Layers..., but I don't see an analogous command-line ...
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Unknown encoder 'libvo_aacenc'

I get this error when I try to convert an wmv to 3gp using this command: ffmpeg -y -i "inputvid.wmv" -vf scale=352:288 -f 3gp -vcodec h263 -r 15 -b 200k -acodec libvo_aacenc -ac 2 -ar 32000 -ab ...
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Using avconv to convert an avi video file to mkv

I am trying to convert a movie I have from the avi format to an mkv format. I am fairly new to using avconv, but would like to use it to perform this conversion. My real problem is knowing what ...
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How to open word 5.0 files?

I tried Libreoffice but failed. I used the file command, but it only recognizes the file as "data". Is there a way to open a very old format like a Word 5.0 file? After I use catdoc,it shows ...
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Advantages of mp3 to ogg

Is there any advantage in converting all mp3 to ogg, besides ogg being an open format? Any disadvantages? Is all metadata kept during conversion? Edited, because of @N.N. suggestion. Here are the ...
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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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How can I convert a ttyrecord file in a .gif file?

Using ttyrec I can record any console program (ttyrec invokes a shell and records the session until the shell exits). The record is saved by default in a ttyrecord file and can be played using ...
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LibreOffice Command Line Conversion - No Output File?

I am using LibreOffice installed on my Linux box and I seem to be having a weird problem in that the conversion seems to be taking place, and there seem to be no errors, but there is no output file in ...
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Sound converter on Ubuntu Gnome offers no option for converting audios to mp3

I often use sound converter to convert my audio files to mp3 and It works perfectly on Ubuntu Unity but when I move to Ubuntu Gnome there is no option for mp3 format. Sound converter does show how ...
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How can I quickly convert a GIF file to a video?

I have a small animation formatted as a GIF image file which I would like to convert to a video. Is that possible?