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How to convert flv file(s) to mp3 from PCManFM's (Open with) context menu?

Opening a terminal in a folder that contains a flv file called "one" (one.flv) and running this command: ffmpeg -i one.flv one.mp3 the flv file is converted to mp3 with the same name and in the same ...
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Why converting a flv file to mp3 I got a bigger file?

Converting a flv music file from youtube to mp3 with Audacity I got a bigger file than the initial flv. I guess I have set too big a bit-rate or something like that that has artificially inflated the ...
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How to convert all pdf files to text (within a folder) with one command?

I know that I can convert pdf files to text files one by one like this : $ pdftotext filename.pdf But is there a single command that would make that conversion without specifying separate file ...
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Is there a way to batch export SVGs to PNGs?

I have these SVGS and I'd like to export them to PNG images, I could export them with Inkscape but that would mean open each file and export that file to PNG which is not efficient (I have hundreds of ...
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How to convert audio files in Deadbeef player?

I t looks like Deadbeef player should convert between different audio formats just by right-clicking and selecting "Convert" But after that and a few seconds of delay as if working nothing ...
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How to convert `rm` and `ra` audio files to mp3 in (L)ubuntu?

I have radio programs that I have obtained with the extension rm and ra. How to convert them to mp3 or other more common type?
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How to convert AC3 to Flac and apply a delay?

I have a MKV video file. The audio track is ac3. I extracted the AC3 and now want to convert it to Flac. But I need to add a delay/offset of 150ms. The offset should be permanent; the actual duration ...
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Mix down 5.1 AC3 to Stereo WAV?

I wonder if I can mix down a 5.1 AC3 file to Stereo WAV file, i.e. 6-channel > 2-channel. I'd like to know how to do this with via terminal with ffmpeg (or avconv, because it says ffmpeg is ...
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Downsize video for use on Android phone

I've got some 1080p movies on my Ubuntu system, which I'd like to trasfer to my Android phone for when I'm in a situation where I have nothing to do (like an absent teacher at school). My phone screen ...
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Is there a GUI to convert/extract images to/from pdf?

I mean something like a graphical interface / front end for Imagemagick or a simpler application that would allow converting/extracting images through the interface (not in the Terminal).
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Why my computer fails when converting many images in Imagemagick with one command?

After updating to Precise had a few times the following mishap: when I try to convert to pdf many (100, 200) jpegs or pngs, my system gets completely stuck and need hard reboot. Or, more fortunately, ...
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Convert mkv to mp4 with ffmpeg

When I try converting mkv to mp4 using ffmpeg, the following error occurs: version 0.8.3-4:0.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1, Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the Libav developers built on Jun 12 2012 16:52:09 with ...
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Converting kwd files into odts fails

I'm trying to convert kwd files into odt using Kubuntu 11.10 but I'm getting this error: $ koconverter llaves.kwd llaves.odt koconverter(3712)/koffice (filter manager) ...
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Is there a Ubuntu program that can convert cbz to jpg?

In order for me to read my comics on my PSP i need to convert them into jpg format. The official format of my comics is cbz, and i cant convert online because all the comics are about 7 gigabytes.
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How to add Fade-out and Fade-in Effects by convert command?

convert command can make the mpeg video from the several pictures. For example: convert -delay 300 *.png test.mpg Well, is it possible to add Fade-out and Fade-in effects into the mpeg video by ...
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How can I convert IDX/SUB DVD subtitles into a text SRT subtitle file?

I have a pair of .idx/.sub subtitle files with multiple languages and I need to convert them to single-language .srt files because neither Totem nor Gnome Mplayer can show that type of subtitles.
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bulk/batch convert mp3 files to ogg via command line?

is it possible to convert mp3 to ogg via command line? I'd like to just in a bulk swoop convert my mp3 files to ogg so i can play them in firefox without any issues.
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How to stop Banshee from converting my music to mp3?

When I am synchronizing my music with Banshee, it stars converting my music into mp3. How can I stop Banshee to convert my music and make it just copying it? My player can play nearly every ...
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Is there now any way to convert mp3 files to m4a or aac 192kbit?

Since about two years now I am trying to find a way to convert high quality mp3 files to m4a or aac files with a fixed bitrate 192k. Please don't suggest using another format - i thought this through ...
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How can I convert .mp4 files to .3gp using ffmpeg?

I would like to download a few videos from youtube and convert them to 3gp so that I can play them on my phone. I would like to know how this can be done using ffmpeg. I tried the various results on ...
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How to convert WMA lossless to FLAC?

I have some CDs that I want to convert to FLAC. Banshee can't find their metadata, but Windows Media Player can. I figured there are two workarounds: Rip all CDs using Windows Media Player ...
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How to convert image to CMYK in GIMP?

I am supposed to send some artwork to the printers tomorrow and their guidelines requires it to be CMYK. I have installed the plugin Separate+ from the 'gimp-plugin-registy' package. I have also ...
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How can I convert my FLAC music collection to Apple Lossless?

I have a reasonable sized music collection that I keep in FLAC format on my Ubuntu laptop. I'd like to start playing this music on my Mac, and to sync it from there to my iPod. People have suggested ...
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How can I convert .epub files to plain text?

I'm able to view an epub file in, say, okular, select all the text and copy-paste into a text editor. I'd like a command line method - anyone know of such a thing?
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Convert PDF to image

I'm trying to convert a PDF file (it's a book) into an image. When I using convert like this convert book.pdf book.jpg or like this convert book.pdf book.png then I get this warning Warning: ...
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How can I convert a 1080p wmv video to a 720p video?

I have a 1080p wmv video that I'd like to convert to a lower quality (preferably 720p) video. I would like to keep the audio intact. How can I accomplish this in Ubuntu?
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Convert lossless m4a to flac

I tried to convert a file with pacpl, but I get the well-known "256" error. With the -v flag, the FAQ of pacpl tells me: "The file you are trying to convert is a lossless .m4a file. The format ...
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converting images to pdf without quality loss

I am converting images to PDFs. I use following command convert page.jpg page.pdf and then combine multiple PDFs generated accordingly by command pdftk 1.pdf 2.pdf output result.pdf but I ...
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How to convert a .pdf file into a folder of images?

I have some .pdf files that I would like to convert to my preferred reading format of .cbr or .cbz or, if this isn't directly possible, I need to extract all pages from the .pdf as images and then ...
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Is there a DocBook reader for following in-progress documents?

I have docbook2pdf installed, but it seems a bit wasteful to always need to delete and re-create the .PDF file when the source changes. Is there a good program for styling and viewing them natively?
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How do I convert wma files to ogg?

I have installed "Sound Converter" but I keep getting an error when I try to use it. It first tells me that I need a plugin that is not installed (so I have it search) then it reports "Failed to ...
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How to convert TIFF scan file to JPEG or PNG general file format in Ubuntu?

How can i convert this scanned file to general JPEG/PNG? I used scanimage --mode=color --format=tiff > /tmp/testing.tiff from a scanner $ convert -seperate testing.tiff testing.jpeg convert: ...
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How to convert a m4a sound file to mp3?

I tried with: $ ffmpeg -i music.m4a music.mp3 but I got a zero bytes file. The output was: FFmpeg version 0.6-4:0.6-2ubuntu6.2, Copyright (c) 2000-2010 the FFmpeg developers built on Sep 16 2011 ...
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Difference between convert -sample and convert -geometry

I was making a small guide for facebook users on mogrify and convert ImageMagik subcommands, but I found that convert has -sample and -geometry options that for me look 99% the same. What is the ...
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Convert filesystem NTFS -> EXT4?

I have 2 TB of data on an NTFS drive which I would like to convert to EXT4 filesystem. My OS runs on a (comparatively) small 60GB SSD. Is there any way to convert the filesystem, apart from backing ...
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MP4 Converting Problem

I have Sony Walkman and i had convert flv video to mp4 but Sony walkman still cannot read it and give an error 'Cannot play file format cannot supported'.. I also had tired to convert it by ffmpeg ...
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How to convert wav to ogg and mp3 using VBR

How to convert wav to ogg and to mp3 with VBR and excellent end quality? If possible, using soundconverter or ffmpeg. Incidentally, I tried to see whether soundconverter uses VBR and there is ...
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How do I convert LVM partitions to NTFS/Ext?

I have an LVM partition that is split into /projects (500 GB) and /backup (1.5 TB). I cannot mount it because it was on a root machine that crashed. How can I restore the data without do LVM to Ubuntu ...
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How to convert from from ubuntu desktop 11.04 to ubuntu server 11.04

How to convert from from ubuntu desktop 11.04 to ubuntu server 11.04 What does the below command do? sudo apt-get install linux-headers-server linux-image-server linux-server
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How to convert .ogv to .avi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Video converter: ogv to avi (or another more common format) I'm making tutorials with recordmyDesktop. The thing is that the final file extension is .ogv but I want to ...
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what is the best video converter software to be played in iPhone & iPod?

what is the best video converter software to be played in iPhone & iPod? how to convert video to be played in iPhone & iPod?
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Converting DJVU to PDF

I want to convert a DJVU document into a PDF document, separating and preserving the text layer and the images while also keeping the structure from the DJVU. How can I do this in Ubuntu? (I will ...
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How to convert .avi video to .mp4(for Motorola Milestone, Android 2.3.4) with Avidemux

I open .avi video with Avidemux and I set Video format to MPEG-4 AVC(under Configure, Bitrate tab I choose "Single Pass - Bitrate (Average)" and Target bitrate to 256 kb/s, under Filters I choose ...
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Convert CAF to MP3 or WAV?

I have a CAF server on my Ubuntu 9.10 server and I need to convert them to MP3 or WAV. I have already tried with pacpl and ffmpeg, but it didn't work (I don't have the right encodings in Ubuntu). ...
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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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How can I convert a .m2ts to .mkv?

Does anyone know of an application that allows me to convert an m2ts file to mkv or some other format? Preferably something that allows me to convert it directly, rather than convert the whole Blu-ray ...
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Modify Multiple Images From Console

I know convert changes from a image format to another. mogrify can resize and scale multiple images also. But HOW can i modify all images inside a directory, including the sub-directories. Like for ...
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How to exchange/remove/overwrite a PDF's background?

as the title says I want to change background of a PDF. This are some slides, and to save toner I thought it would be good to change the background to white. I tried pdftk with its operations: ...