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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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I want to fully switch to Ubuntu

Right now I have windows and Ubuntu on my laptop. I don't use Windows anymore. But it still has the majority of my hard drive space. How do I fully switch to Ubuntu. Also. It is apparently badly ...
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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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Converting images into video

I found a method on internet to use avconv to make a video from images, but the quality is very poor. I set the resolution but it didn't help. avconv -i "franc%04d.jpg" -r 30 -s:v 1280x720 a.mkv ...
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Create Second Audio Stream in AAC with FFMPEG

so I recently started using apache to serve my videos, and while I can use VLC, I would like the option to be able to play in browsers and that requires specifically an AAC audio stream. Anybody know ...
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How to convert an XML file into a CSV file? [closed]

I try to convert an XML file into a CSV file to output the data and reprocess. What is the best way in open source ? simple, fast and under ubuntu ? A quick search gives me tools like xml2 or ...
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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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Software for converting mp4 files from 720p to 480p

I have some videos I want to convert into 480p since my netbook can't handle 720p videos and higher. Do you guys know any free software that can do so? Thanks!
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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 a PNG strip to a GIF?

So, I made this animation in a program, however, it doesn't seem to support exporting as a PNG sequence so I could convert it to a GIF. The animation is over 100 frames so saving each image one-by-one ...
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ImageMagick convert can't convert to webp

On Ubuntu 12.04 ImageMagick doesn't seem to support webp. convert flyer.png flyer.webp creates an png file with webp extension. On https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/docs/using is stated that ...
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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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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 Convert a BIN file to ISO on Linux 14.04 Using PowerIso?

I need to know how to convert a BIN file to an ISO file. I've tried using bchunk. And for some reason, it didn't work. Now I have PowerIso and I want to convert my Final Fantasy VIII (Disc 1).bin ...
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checking out convert option available for ubuntu

I need to check out whether my linux system installation have "convert" command available. Is there a command to control this situation?
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How can I use convert to resize images to a specific width keeping the ratio for the height? [duplicate]

I have a file with the full path to an image on each line, all are jpg. I want to resize every image/line in the file to 1024px in width, while keeping the aspect ratio for the height. I simply want ...
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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 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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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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Convert many music files to mp3

Is it possible to convert many music files(directory and sub-directories) to mp3? There are more then a thousand songs there I would like to convert, but I would also like to keep folder structure. If ...
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How to convert png to tiff? [duplicate]

i need to convert png files to tiff. Is there an easy way to do so in Ubuntu 14.04? Thanks!
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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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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 to convert the files in an audio playlist to one large audio file?

I have created an audio playlist file (m3u) from a list of around 40 mp3s. I need to be able to combine/join these files into one large audio file (mp3 or wav) that maintains the order that they are ...
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Convert NTFS TO FAT file system

How I change NTFS file system to FAT or MS-DOS file system without losing my data using Linux Commands?
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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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convert pdf images to text

i have been checking to see if there is a way to convert images of a PDFs to a real text file and i found some ways but i couldn't understand anything ,i am not that technical ,so if you please anyway ...
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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 can I get the text of notes in a ppt file via unoconv?

I would like to get text of notes for individual slides in PPT to easily accessible format in my linux machine(Ubuntu 12.04). My goal is to convert PPT slides to image files with meta data, notes as ...
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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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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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convert with bash - trim/crop and center

i need a fast and reliable way to modify a lot of images. There is a lot of white around my pictures i want to get rid about. The problem is, it is a number of similar pictures, but they have ...
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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: ...
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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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Convert HTML to PDF [duplicate]

I went through other links with a similar question, but couldn't find a solution that I wanted. I am trying to provide documentation for my tool in PDF format. I have a bunch of .html files that ...
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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 extract audio from Webm without transcoding?

Audio within mp4 and flv files is AAC, and a proper container for that is m4a. So, in order to extract sound from mp4 and flv I use a command like gnome-terminal -e "parallel avconv -i '{}' -map 0:1 ...
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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 convert mp4 to mkv?

I have a mp4 video which is 18.5GB, it doesn't has any appreciable quality, and it runs for 2hours and 40 minutes. recently I came across a movie which was saved in mkv format and was of the same ...
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How to convert .aif audio files to mp3?

I have audio files with .aif extensions (AIFF/Amiga/Mac audio). How to play them and, more important: how to convert them to mp3 or other more common audio format? update: trying to run a command ...
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Convert HEVC files with ubuntu

I got them working in Ubuntu (using instructions here: blog.vladimir-ivanov.net/vlc-does-not-support-the-audio-or-video-format-hevc-unfortunately-there-is-no-way-for-you-to-fix-this/ ) but not on the ...
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How to convert my video into a file which can be viewed in movie player with ffDiaporama?

Downloaded ffd Diaporama video editting software and cannot convert my video into a file which can be viewed in movie player! I tried saving with .avi, etc., and it just adds the .ffd at the end.
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WinFF (FFMPEG): Unknown encoder 'libvo_aacenc'

When I try to convert a video - specifically, a Video Object (".vob") file - to MPEG-4, WinFF which I assume is a frontend for ffmpeg and avconv, but it tells me: `Unknown encoder 'libvo_aacenc'` ...
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How do I convert WAV to FLAC and FLAC to OGG?

How do I convert a Waveform Audio File (".wav") to the Free Lossless Audio Codec (".flac")? In addition, how do I convert Free Lossless Audio Codec (".flac") files to Ogg Vorbis (".ogg") files, for ...
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avconv/ffmpeg - audio slowly drifts out of sync, original is in sync

Almost all of the instructions I've read about drifting audio sync is regarding live screen recording. I'm simply trying to truncate useless video from the end of a raw DV file in an effort to prepare ...
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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 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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Making video Using Still Images [duplicate]

I am using avconv to convert images into video, but i am facing some issue in it that is. I have thousands of images in a directory and named as video_clip_0_0_0_0_0_0_0_0_09_0_102.jpeg and images did ...
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How to edit/add converter options in DeaDBeeF?

DeadBeeF can convert audio files easily. (For a solution to a possible problem, see How to convert audio files in Deadbeef player.) There are different options but they are not editable and new ...
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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 ...