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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Uploading video to youtube in right format

I have a Sony CX115 and I have a little footage I'd like to put on youtube. I've downloaded Arista from the Ubuntu Software Center and then I've downloaded its Youtube HD plugin. I've converted my ...
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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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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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Movie from tiff pictures

How can I create a movie from multiple tiff files in ubuntu? I have multiple tiff picture files and I want to merge them into a movie. Each picture should show for about 0.1s. The final movie format ...