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Questions tagged [conversion]

Questions regarding conversion between various file formats.

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Changing (reducing) the quality of an ogg file?

I have an .ogg file (containing speech) with 192kbps quality that i'd like to reduce to 32kbps (to save space) How can i do this? So far i've tried this: ffmpeg -i filename.ogg -ab 32k -f ogg new-...
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Convert .h264 to .mp4, with timings

I am recording from a Raspberry Pi Camera to an .h264 stream. I have each frame as well as its presentation timestamp. How can I convert this to an .mp4 file? Specifically I need to be able to provide ...
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Availability of pdf2htmlex package in Ubuntu 18.04

pdf2htmlex is available in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, but it is removed in 18.04. Will it return to official repository? If yes, then when?
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vhs to mp4 conversion

I have a pile of old vhs tapes that I would like to convert to some kind of digital video. I have a VCR, and a cable to connect it to my digital tv, so I can watch them there, but I would like to be ...
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Tesseract not recognizing multiple languages

I installed tesseract-ocr-all I want to convert a document in greek and english tesseract input.tif output -l ell Gives me a document in the greek language with no english. Not using that command ...
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muxing overhead: unknown Conversion failed! ffmpeg

Why do I get this error and how to fix it? [jalal@goku imageSequence]$ ffmpeg -i video_0.avi -qscale:v 1 keyframes/vid0/img_%%06d.jpg ffmpeg version 2.6.8 Copyright (c) 2000-2016 the FFmpeg ...
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Edit Read Only PDF Form

I wish to change a PDF doc which I can read only. I need to add details to this document. Please, in SIMPLE words, how do I do this? I have very little expertise!! Thank you
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Cannot split .ape file with flacon

I have CDImage.ape and CDImage.cue files that I want to convert to separate FLAC files using flacon. Converting first with ffmpeg the .ape file to .flac and then splitting it with flacon and the ...
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Unable to convert .arf file to mp4 in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I am getting below error while converting .arf file to mp4. root@milind:/nbr2_mp4# ./nbr2mp4 '/home/milind/Downloads/devops_practitioner_batch_3_aug_26-27_sep_2-3-9-10-16-17_2017-20170902_1327-...
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Does anyone know of a script that can convert a wav to a Grub beep script?

Does anyone know where a script would be that can convert a wav file into a Grub beep code? It'd be a great help! Thanks!
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How can I convert .BOK file to .PDF file in Ubuntu?

How can I convert .BOK file to .PDF file? I searched enough but I only found solutions that work on Windows, but none for Ubuntu. Does anyone have any suggestion on how to do this?
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How to convert an excel file into a calc file from the command line ?

I know you can use libreoffice as a command line tool and one parameter to convert formats is --convert-to, I do not know of other programs. However, I do not know how to make it work, what do I have ...
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Conversion of png with alpha channel to jpg (without causing artifacts)

How can I convert a png file using terminal or maybe a Python script to a jpg without artifacts; here's what I did and image was malformed: cat.png: jalal@klein:~$ convert cat.png cat.jpg jalal@...
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Looking for way to transcribe audio files into text

I take a lot of memos by recoding my voice using my Android smartphone. The recordings can be a quick note, or a long dictation, so they vary a lot in size. Depending on the app I use, I the audio is ...
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Convert PostScript to PDF

I have multiple postscript files that I'd like to convert to PDF using a script. I'm not looking for script assistance, but rather assistance with what program would/could I use to make the conversion ...
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How to convert a video file from mkv to a format supported by the TV set?

I have a mkv video file which contains the following content: > mkvmerge --identify original.mkv File 'original.mkv': container: Matroska Track ID 0: video (V_MPEGH/ISO/HEVC) Track ID 1: audio (...
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How do I convert existing forms to fillable PDF's?

I know a solution for Windows, but I don't know a solution for Linux. The tool for Windows is for free and does the conversion automatically. I would like to have a software for Linux, which does the ...
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qcow2 image much bigger then original vmdk file after conversion. how to avoid that?

I converted a vmdk image file to qcow2 with qemu-img (on a ubuntu 14.04 server) sudo qemu-img convert -f vmdk -O qcow2 Odoo-disk1.vmdk odoo-disk1.qcow2 now, the resulting qcow2 image is more then ...
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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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How can I convert .264 file to .mp4

I want to convert an elementary stream(.264) to container format(.mp4). Can someone please help me on this? How can I use ffmpeg to do this task? What are all the other methods that could accomplish ...
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Remove Audio Streams of videos - recursively without converting audio or video with FFMPEG

Lets say for example you have a season of a TV show, the best encode you can find, but it has multiple audio streams, that you don't need. You don't want to re-encode and loose video/audio quality and ...
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Run html2text on all files in a directory that do not have an extention

I have a directory filled with many files with no extensions that were put there by a call to wget. I want to use html2text to convert all these files to plain text files. In other words, how to ...
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How can I convert mp4 and mkv to 3gp?

I've a directory with 28 mp4's and 2 mkv's. I want to convert them all to 3gp using avconv. How do I do that?
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Where is the output of pdftoppm?

Hi I followed the instructions for using pdftoppm in the terminal so as to convert a pdf to an image. I tried: pdftoppm -png file.pdf prefix I also tried it with the resolution parameters rx etc.....
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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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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 can I convert a CSV file to XML?

How can I convert a CSV file to XML? Is there any software for Ubuntu?
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Convert thousands of .pngs to animated .gif, `convert` uses too much memory

Many of the questions asking how to create an animated gif from a set of png images suggest to use a variant of ImageMagick's convert command: convert -delay 2 -loop 0 *.png animated.gif However, I ...
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ISO to IMG converting error

I'm having trouble converting, with the following output only a single input file can be specified. Anyone know where the issue is? NAMEZs-air:~ NAMEZ$ hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o /Users/NAMEZ/...
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ISO to MKV batch conversion for dummies

I've tried finding a solution to my problem - unfortunately without luck. I've just installed Plex Media Server and are loving in! However, it can't play the 100 ISO-files with my DVD-movies that I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Converting a `pdf` file to `ps` format

I want to convert pdf file to ps file and used the following command in Ubuntu 14.04 pdf2ps input.pdf output.ps But this command throws the following error: sfopen: gs_parse_file_name failed. ...
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Error trying to convert .avi to .iso in DeVeDe - Conversion failed. It seems a bug of Mencoder

After a lot of Googling, I still cannot convert an avi to an iso. I tried to install ffmpeg from ppa https://launchpad.net/~jon-severinsson/+archive/ffmpeg and I changed in preferences "Encoder for ...
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Convert DATETIME in millisecond

I have the Date Time format YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sTZD like 2014-11-03T18:54:40.533+05:33333 i have to convert it into milliseconds. i use date -d "$time" +%s0000 but getting error invalid date.
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GIMP Separate RGB -> CMYK plugin - how to get output color profile

I use newest Ubuntu and newest GIMP, i have the plugin Separate installed. I try to convert image to CMYK. In a dialog in a drop-down list I have 16 RBG profiles to choose input profile, but none for ...
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Software for converting .m3u to .mp3

I have downloaded some of the music files which are in .m3u format and I want to convert it to .mp3 format so that I can listen it in my mp3 player. Is there any software or online converter ...
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How can I install PDFedit on Ubuntu 14.04?

I need to convert a PDF document (tables) to .xls format. So I've read that I need to turn it into text with pdfedit. I need the steps to install PDFedit on Ubuntu 14.04. There are some workaround ...
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convert.im6: Unable to open image `xxx': Permission denied @ error/blob.c/OpenBlob/2638

I just tried converting several different images into a PDF file using the 'convert' command in a terminal, but when I did so, it returned: convert.im6: Unable to open image 'xxx.pdf': Permission ...
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Converting Pdf in Taml language to epub using calibre

I have tried to convert a pdf in tamil language using calibre. The conversion took place but the fonts are not in tamil. Is it possible to convert pdf in Tamil language to convert to epub? or Is there ...
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automate multiple file conversions

I need help fixing my script to automate multiple file conversions. I am working on the server and I am trying to find a way to convert files automatically. The conversion needs to be made through ...
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Conversion of disk image from Encase (E01) to Raw format

I am trying to convert from EnCase to Raw format using instructions given on this page. The following takes place: manu@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ ewfexport nps-2010-emails.E01 The program 'ewfexport' is ...
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Convert .mp4 to .ogg keeping only the audio, with Ubuntu 14.04 and avconv

How to convert a .mp4 file (downloaded from YouTube) to .ogg? (keeping only the audio) When Ubuntu had ffmpeg I could just do ffmpeg -i file.mp4 -acodec vorbis file.ogg Now we have to do without ...
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How do I convert a PNG to SVG, using software?

I'd like to be able to crop SVG chemical structures, completely (see this question), that were created using MarvinSketch and I think I might have thought of a solution; I use MarvinSketch to create a ...
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Convert multiple document files inside their current folders

I have a folder called X which inside has many folders and sub-folders. I want to search in all of the folders inside X and find a specific document type. For example xlsx and transform each file into ...
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Problem converting wma to mp3 audio

When I tried to convert my audio files from WMA to MP3, I get an error message that I need to search for a plugin. See pictures below. How can I convert these audio files?
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I cannot find the FF Multi Converter for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Is there a version of FF Multi Converter for Ubuntu 14.04? I installed the PPA, but the program exists only for older versions. In PPA there is not a version for Ubuntu Trusty. Is there a place where ...
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Very slow conversion with avconv (libav) - Trusty Tahr 14.04?

Yesterday I installed the latest Kubuntu release 14.04. So I meet a little problems with the media conversions. The old FFmpeg is finally replaced with avconv which is in the libav-tools library. Till ...
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(Ubuntu 14.04) High Quality .OGV conversion to either .AVI or .MP4

Unfortunately, none of the solutions found on this post helped: RELATED: Video converter: ogv to avi (or another more common format) I have a High Quality animation (specifically, from Diablo 3) on ....
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Converting m4a to mp3 using sound converter on Network Attached Storage

I am trying to convert m4a files to mp3 for uploading to an mp3 player that doesn't support m4a. All my music is stored on a Buffalo Network Attached Storage (NAS) and I am using Soundconverter. ...
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Convert RPM file to ISO file [closed]

I want to download an OS. I have two options: either downloading ISO file directly via remote link. Or Downloading RPM package via BitTorrent I want to download via BitTorrent. However, I want ...
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What is a easy way to view texi files?

I am reading some files for a library I plan on using and the files are of extension '.texi' and although I can open the files in gedit, all the syntax and markups make it difficult to read. Also, I ...