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Making a bootable 12.04 Ubuntu Image on a flash drive

Downloaded ubuntu-12.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/alternative-downloads. Downloaded Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.6.3.exe from ...
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Converting tar.gz, etc. to deb

I was wondering if it is safe and/or advisable to convert "zipped" files to "deb"? Same zipped files require extensive terminal usage just to attempt to install and mistakes can be easily made. I ...
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How do I produce great quality AAC files under Xenial Xerus?

I would like to produce high quality AAC files from a small library of wav files under Xenial Xerus 16.04 LTS. I am keen to be able to select between AAC-LC, HE-AAC and HE-AAC v2 for the output ...
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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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How to specify flac compression level when converting with avconv?

I am trying to convert some aac files to flac files, because aac is not supported by another device I use. After some multiple attempts to find a solution, searching the Internet, I finally read that ...
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How to encode a file's contents into a certain base?

Is there any way that I can just specify a base (such as base2, base10, base16, base64, etc...), a file, and then get the output as that file in that base so that I can then convert it back into that ...
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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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How to convert multiple files to mp3 in Thunar custom actions?

I have added a simple command avconv -i %f %f.mp3 to Thunar's custom actions to convert a selected media file to mp3 (in the same folder and with the same name). What would be the command that can ...
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How to install “qemu-img” and use it to convert a “qcow2” image to a Virtual Box one?

I have been asked to do some debugging work with gnome-continuous, but as this only comes in qcow2 format for qemu and I do not want to install qemu at this time so this may be slightly problematic, ...
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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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convert 32bit rpm to deb on 64bit linux

I downloaded backburner (renderfarm manager) from here . I tried to convert it with sudo alien -cv backburner.rpm but terminal prints out backburner.rpm is for architecture i386 ; the package cannot ...
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How can I convert an .img file to .iso?

I have a file.img file that I want to convert to file.iso. The tool ccd2iso does not seem to work for this task: Unrecognized sector mode (0) at sector 0! I ensured that the img file is not ...
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Help i can't convert .osp file!

I'm new to Ubuntu.I recorded a video and edited it with OpenShot Video Editor.It was all good.But then I couldn't upload the video because it's format is .osp and i searched how to convert but i ...
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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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Is there a way, ideally using the command line, to convert multiple .csv files to one multi-sheet .xls spreadsheet?

Is there a way, ideally using the command line, to convert multiple .csv files to one multi-sheet .xls spreadsheet? If there isn't a cli solution, it'd be good to know if there's an API that works ...
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How do I open Xara Extreme files on Ubuntu 15.10?

I have a couple of files made with Xara extreme (.xar) and I want to open them on Ubuntu 15.10 but Xara exteme is not available anymore on the repositories. How do I open this files?
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Run shell script to take output of a file and convert it into Excel format

I have data in two different files called test1.txt and test2.txt, like: ID : 1 Name: xxxx Age: 33 Education: Mtech ID: 2 Name: yyyy Age: 22 Education: bsc I want to print these lines using a ...
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convert multiple jpg images to png changing to transparent background

I need to iterate over a folder with lot of logo images (in JPG) and convert them to PNG and change the white backgroun to a transparent one. Is there a linux command to convert jpg to png and ...
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how can i convert a .jar to ubuntu-freindly code? [duplicate]

i am trying to figure out how to convert a .jar minecraft file into Ubuntu-friendly. the problem is, that Ubuntu does not recognize java.
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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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find does not go through all files in folder structure

I want to convert a massive bunch of wmf files (120860!) to svg in many subfolders (27 subfolder with many sub-subfolders each). I have this bash script that does for i in `find -iname "*.wmf"`; do ...
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Convert OGG (And other formats) to MIDI?

Are there any methods to doing this on Ubuntu 14.04? What kind of quality should I expect from the midi file?
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How to strip off all but audio from an mp4 file?

I have an .mp4 file with both audio and visual, however I want an .mp4 file with just audio, so how can I just strip off the rest? Is there an application which will allow me to do that? I am running ...
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batch “convert” into jpg with nice alpha flatten

I would like to batch resize and convert to jpg a few png files. But some pixels are transparent, and some are half transparent; I would like the transparent ones to be white, and the half-transparent ...
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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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Convert HEVC files with ubuntu

I got hevc files working in Ubuntu using instructions here but playback is not possible on the TV (watching movies on the tv by saving them to flash drive and connecting it) So, if possible, I need ...
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How to convert iso to dmg on ubuntu

I have downloaded Yosemite-Zone.iso on ubuntu , iwant to convert it to dmg on ubuntu ., how to do that
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Script: Recursively convert wma files to MP3, then remove WMA files

I'm trying to fix a script that recursively searches a directory tree for WMA files - converting them to MP3 files, and then removing the WMA files, leaving the converted MP3 files in their place. ...
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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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How to use Ffmpeg to convert wma to mp3 recursively, importing from txt file?

I tried different options from forums, but most of them are out of date (ffmpeg tells me about it, like with -sameq option). Im trying to understand the docs, but I can't. I want to know how to ...
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How to Convert mulfiple files using ffmpeg

I need to convert 1000 files from .flv to mp4. I organized 10 folders with 100 items each. I have been using the following command in each file: Root@root:~/1/2/3/4$ ffmpeg -i 1.flv -codec copy ...
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Selective crop in pages of a PDF document

How to extract concrete sections of concrete pages in a PDF document, without converting to images first and then cropping images? Is there a way to parameterize convert to do this job? Edit: Say, ...
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How to convert a HTML file to PDF (with colors)

I have a HTML file that is using a style.css and has colors, ex.: <font style=BACKGROUND-COLOR:red; color=white>FOO</font> How can I "export" this local file on my Ubuntu 12.04 to a ...
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How can I convert audio from MP4 or FLV video files to mp3?

Is there an application that allows me to extract the audio from a MP4 or FLV video file and store it as an MP3 file for use in a portable media player?
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converting opj files to a readable file format in ubuntu

I used to work in Microsoft Windows and lots of my data are in opj format from Origin. I deeply searched to find a way to convert my files in Linux but I found almost nothing to work. Do you have any ...
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Converting images of different types to PDF [duplicate]

I have a few hundred image files. This consist of files of multiple type like 1.png 2.jpg 3.png and so on. I want to create a PDF from these images without changing the order of pages. The number in ...
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pictures size in foot or inch format

I have many pictures, I'm going to resize them all together from command line in foot unit (or if it's not possible in inch unit). I know there are GUI apps can do this but it works only one by one ...
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Problem with accents when using ImageMagick or Ghostscript to convert PDF to Image

I am having a problem when converting PDF to Images using ImageMagick or Ghostscript. All accented characters disappear from the converted image. I found a couple of people having the same problem and ...
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How can I create an animated GIF in Ubuntu using a set of images?

I have a set of about 500 JPEG images. The collective size of the set is about 60 MB and each image has the dimensions 480 x 270. I want to convert these images to an animated GIF. I have attempted ...
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How can I batch convert mkv files to mp4?

At moment I use the single video command of: avconv -i File_name1.mkv -codec copy File_name1.mp4 To change format but I need a method to do this for over 400 videos what would the batch command ...
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How to convert flv to mp3 on ubuntu 14 without ffmpeg

And how to do any convertions in Ubuntu 14 if there is no ffmpeg anymore? When I last use it prev version I had warning to use different tool but I don't remember what it was.
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Using GXSCC through the terminal

I recently found GXSCC, a program used to convert MIDI files to 8 bit and I was wondering if there was any way to do this entirely through the terminal or a similar program that can? So a single ...
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How to remap usb-rs232 converter to serial?

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and i need to know this: I have a Usb to serial adapter that is at /dev/ttyUSB0 I use software(ADTpro) that only looks at the serial ports /dev/ttyS0 How do i remap ...
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How to convert mp4 to gif? [duplicate]

I have a video in mp4 format, however I need to post it in a question here so need to convert it into an animated gif (there is no sound), so is there any easy way of converting an mp4 file into an ...
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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 can I batch convert images to b/w while preserving the folder structure

I want to batch process images but I have a very specific task that I want to do I do not want to change image type I want to make them black and white I want it to create/preserve images and sub ...
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How can I prevent ImageMagick's convert from locking up my system?

I have a decent 4-core i7 computer with 8 GB of RAM and 45 GB of free SSD space. When I run ImageMagick's convert program on a PDF, it briskly consumes vast amounts of resources such that the computer ...
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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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Switch from Ubuntu to Kubuntu — 14.04

What is the command to remove all Ubuntu apps from a Kubuntu desktop, and vice versa, in Ubuntu 14.04? I want to keep the new Unity Locker, but remove everything else :)
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failed upgrade from windows 10 to Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm a newbie Ubuntu user at home (I use it ~20% at work in environments others maintain for me). I have an old Lenovo laptop that is getting increasingly slow under windows (now windows 10), and I ...