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Install Soundconverter and run Soundconverter from launcher or terminal The default conversion is .ogg change this to mp3 going to edit-> preferences under type of results. Format to MP3 as follow: Click on add folder and then select your music folder. You may select the output folder on the above preference configuration before you clicking on ...


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I would recommend Sound Converter. It is extremely simple to use for what you want. You can find it in the Software Center, or install it from the terminal: sudo apt-get install soundconverter soundconverter All you need to do is open it up, change your preferences (Edit -> Preferences) then click the "Add File" or "Add Folder" buttons to add the music ...


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Handbrake is the best video converter tool I know. From the details page: Supported Sources: Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (unencrypted--protection >methods including CSS are not supported internally and must be handled externally with >third-party software and libraries), and some .VOB and .TS files Most any ...


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You definitely want Calibre. You can use it to convert virtually any file type to any other file type, as long as the source file doesn't have DRM (like Amazon, Adobe, etc.). If it does have DRM, check out Apprentice Alf's blog for help stripping it out with Calibre plugins. Don't use the DRM stripper to pirate books or otherwise violate your agreement ...


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Ogg Vorbis is a superior format for many reasons, not only being an open, royalty-free, patent-free standard. Just to name a few technical aspects, it has native metadata support, gapless play and multichannel, unlike MP3's ID3v1/v2 tags (v2 has no standard at all), player hacks to mitigate gaps (try listening to a live album) and 2 max channels (stereo). So ...


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Arista can do both of these things, and it provides a very nice, easy GUI. It's available in the repos.


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I don't know if Calibre is worth installing for your job, but if you have it you could use the powerful ebook converter: ebook-convert input.epub output.txt Output format is deducted from output file extension I imagine there could be some XML tools/scripts (XSLT) that can transform epub in text as epub is basically XHTML in ZIP archive


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These commands do what you want: python -c "import urllib, sys; print urllib.quote(sys.argv[1])" æ python -c "import urllib, sys; print urllib.unquote(sys.argv[1])" %C3%A6 If you want to encode spaces as +, replace urllib.quote with urllib.quote_plus. I'm guessing you will want to alias them ;-)


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New day, decided to risk borking and found a method that works. It is straightforward, though there is a danger point after removing avconv (libav-tools, in first line) when a (typical) autoremove message appears. Be sure to ignore it. Thinking that any problems would come from incompatibilities in the support libs (codecs, filters, etc.), I did a dry run ...


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To simply convert files from Windows WAV to FLAC on the commandline the official tool flac would be the obvious choice. flac ~/Music/*.wav would convert all WAV files from the Music directory in your HOME to flac. By using the option: flac --keep-foreign-metadata ~/Music/*.wav even non-flac metadata will be preserved in your resulting *.flac file. ...


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Try http://calibre-ebook.com/ I'm not sure how well it works for Linux but on Windows it is the perfect solution for managing your eBook library and obviously also converting from anything


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Per default the audio converter shipped with the opus-tools can convert audio in raw, wave or AIFF format. The minimal syntax uses default settings: opusenc input.wav output.opus We may want to add a better bitrate as the default 96 kbps with the option --bitrate N.nnn (for all options consult the manpage for opusenc). To convert mp3 "on the fly". i.e. ...


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convert -geometry 1600x1600 -density 200x200 -quality 100 file.pdf file.jpg When converting to jpg, you can use the -quality option. The "best" quality would be -quality 100. There is a much simpler way to split multipage pdfs into a jpg: convert -quality 100 -density 600x600 multipage.pdf single%d.jpg The -density option defines the quality the pdf ...


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One different way would be GhostScript: gs -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=jpeg -r96 -sOutputFile='page-%00d.jpg' input.pdf where -r96 is desired dpi resolution Output are multiple JPEG images. You can generate transparent PNGs also if you wish: gs -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pngalpha -r96 -sOutputFile='page-%00d.png' input.pdf


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Once you have installed the calibre package, you can use the GUI, but if you want to script it, there is also a command line converter installed as part of the calibre package - ebook-converter. The simplest way to call it would be: ebook-converter document.pdf .mobi which will convert the pdf into MOBI format with the same name. That should "just work" ...


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My suggestion involves: recording your tape as one file Removing the tape hiss Splitting the file individual tracks Re-encoding the tracks into individual mp3 files To do this will involve the following software which you can install from the Software Centre: Audacity Gramofile Installing restricted codecs - search for restricted and choose the ...


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You can use Avidemux to convert different formats together.Also you can have great editing features. WinFF is another option only for video conversion.As the app site says: WinFF is a GUI for the command line video converter, FFMPEG. It will convert most any video file that FFmpeg will convert. WinFF does multiple files in multiple formats at one ...


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You could try Imagination, a lightweight gui slideshow maker. Click here to open it in Software Center.


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To my knowledge there is no application that can do this without some dependency from Libre Office. However you don't need to install the whole office suite when only performing commandline conversions. You can try if the tool unoconv meets your needs. It has python and python-uno as a dependency. The latter will also install libreoffice-core as a ...


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Install Calibre from the Ubuntu Software Center. Open Calibre and click on the Add books icon in the Calibre menu. A file selection window will open up. Browse to the epub file(s) that you want to add, and select one or more epub files to add to Calibre. Select one or more epub files from the Calibre library in the center pane. Or type ...


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You can use: png2icns file.icns file.png The first one is the name you want your .icns file to have. The last one is the .png file you want to export as an icon. Important: Only convert the icons that match sizes icns supports: (16x16, 32x32, 128x128, 256x256, 512x512 and 1024x1024 pixels) Or you can use an online service: iConvert Icons Source: ...


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You can use GhostScript for batch output .ai to various formats, i.e. transparent PNG: gs -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pngalpha -r300 -sOutputFile=out.png in.ai Where -r300 is dpi resolution. For available devices with which you can convert .ai format, reference documentation.


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Try using mencoder. Something like this works: mencoder source.avi -sub srt.srt -o destination.mpeg -oac mp3lame -ovc lavc -of mpeg mencoder has a gazillion CLI switches to control video quality, for some ideas see here (specifically about encoding to mpeg): http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/menc-feat-mpeg.html


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"Recursive WMA to MP3 script" in Google has come up with this #!/bin/bash # By Marko Haapala # converts wma to mp3 recursively. does not delete any static files, so # cleanup and renaming is needed afterwards. # # requirements: # lame - http://lame.sourceforge.net/download.php # mplayer - apt-get install mplayer or ...


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You will need to install these : sudo apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec-unstripped-52 libavdevice-unstripped-52 libavformat-unstripped-52 libavutil-unstripped-50 libpostproc-unstripped-51 libswsclale-unstripped-0 x264 In Karmic, Lucid and Maverick you should replace "unstripped" by "extra" but since there is transitional packages this work too. And then ...


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Transcoding video takes time. It also takes a lot more knowledge about encoding parameters; ffmpeg's defaults are unlikely to be suitable for you and may not even create a usable output file. Here's a start: http://blog.pcode.nl/2010/10/17/encoding-webm-using-ffmpeg/ Those settings will encode to a particular average bitrate (video bitrate of 3900kbit), ...


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If you only want to convert mkv to mp4 then you will save quality and a lot of time rather by just changing the containers. Both of these are just wrappers over the same content so the cpu only needs to do a little work. Don't re encode as you will definitely lose quality. It's very straight forward using ffmpeg: ffmpeg -i LostInTranslation.mkv -vcodec ...


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I tested soundconverter 1.4.4-2 using maverick and a sample Apple lossless in the .m4a container from here: http://samples.mplayerhq.hu/A-codecs/lossless/, the metadata is preserved after conversion to .mp3, I verified this with the Banshee media player,Totem and Rhythmbox, I even made copies of the file and tried a batch conversion and all files converted ...


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Such "Best tool" for determined purpose is something difficult to say. There are lots of software for the majority of the tasks. But everyone will give you for "best" what it fits their needs. What are your needs? To rip from a DVD as a video source you have many alternatives. AcidRip at http://sourceforge.net/projects/acidrip/ DVD Encoder OgmRip at ...



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