Questions tagged [format-conversion]

Converting from/to different formats, be it multimedia or text.

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quick format a HDD in ubuntu terminal or GUI [duplicate]

I'm beginner in Linux and I'd like to know how to quick format a 2Tb HDD in Ubuntu 18.04 Terminal.
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Recursively convert Apple .pages files to .docx or .odt

I have a bunch of Apple .pages files stored in a directory structure that I want to convert to .docx or .odt formats. I want some kind of command line script, program, etc which will recursively ...
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how to convert 1280x720 jpg files to 640x240 ppm files using ImageMagick convert command?

I'm kind of in a hurry so I ask it here (I'll read the documentation later). I have image files (width 1280, height 720, colored, jpg) and I want to first reduce the files to half both vertically and ...
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Convert PDF to Word/ODF

I would like to convert a pdf to an word or ODF file. If found several programs like Okular, but I don't know how to do that. Edit: It is a text pdf, not an image pdf.
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CCD/IMG/SUB conversion to CUE/BIN

I have lots of image (Sega Saturn Roms) in ccd/img/sub format. In order to play them in emulator I need them in cue/bin format. I can't find any fast way to convert them. I could use IAT to convert ...
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How to find the delimiter used in a txt file and convert it to comma separated csv?

I have a txt file that has either tab or space delimiter. I need to convert it to csv. How do you suggest to do so using command line? $ perl -F"//" -nlae 'for (@F) {$a{$_}++};for (keys %a){print $_ ...
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Any way to open / convert Canvas drawing files on Ubuntu?

I have a lot of illustrations from a prior life done in the Windows software Canvas. The files have .cvs extensions. I'd like to convert them to something actually useful in Ubuntu. Is there any ...
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How can I convert an animated WebP to a WebM?

I would like to convert an animated WebP file to a WebM. However, most tools only support converting to an animated WebP but not back, when they support animated WebPs at all: ImageMagick's convert ...
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basic commands of w3m

I download a HTML file using wget command. I convert it into a text file using w3m. wget -q0- www.example.com w3m -dump index.html I want to use only basic commands like wget, curl, etc. without ...
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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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Convert .ods document to .docx document

I want to convert a LibreOffice document to an MSWord document but I haven't found any tool for the conversion. Does anyone know how to do this?
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How to copy text from PDF and paste it to other application preserving text format?

I have PDF file. I need to copy some text from it preserving its formatting (so I need to save italic, bold, _underline_, font sizes and colors, links). It seems that I need to copy text from PDF ...
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How to convert document from Google Docs to text file

How would I capture all the text in a document from Google Docs and convert it to a text file, preferably a way that can be used in a script? Would wget work? such as: wget https://docs.google.com/...
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Batch convert ISO/WAV/CUE back into BIN/CUE

I've been looking for a command utility/script that does the opposite of bchunck, but can't seem to find one. What bchunck does is taking a mixed-mode CD image in BIN/CUE format and separate it into ...
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I accidentally formatted my USB flash drive to "squashfs" and I need to be able to access it's files from a windows system

Basically the title, I have no idea how it was formatted to squashfs, and when I run disks, the format button is greyed out. Thanks for your help!
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How to bulk convert html content of eml files to doc (Word) files

I got over 5000 of eml files with html content (declared as text/html utf-8 in headers, but...) and I need to convert them to the only format our outsourced translator supports - Microsoft Word .doc ...
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How to change time in appointments in Calendar to 12 hour format?

The calendar appointment format in Ubuntu is 24 hour. How do you change it to a 12 hour format? I have my clock set for 12 hour, but there is no option in the Calendar to switch formats. Can it be ...
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What is the easiest way to add watermark to a video?

It can be image watermark or text watermark. I would prefer text watermark though. I am unable to find a good solution to the above problem. Kindly help me. Video format will be mostly a MP4 H.264 ...
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SPC to WAV command-line

For example, these types of .SPC files: random SPC and WAV folder I don't want it to bring a window in the foreground, just an invisible process that will convert an SPC to a WAV. executable foo/bar/...
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How can I convert (really) old files in Microsoft Paint format (.MSP) to a usable format?

While recapturing the data from a bunch of old archives on 3.5" floppy disks, I have run into a few disks of pictures stored in the MSP format. I'm pretty sure this is from an ancient version of ...
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Is there are tool for recursively converting 64-bit filenames to 32-bit filenames?

I have a flash drive that I want to put a bunch of files on, but they have 64-bit filenames (they're on an EXT4 filesystem currently), and the flash drive needs to be FAT32, which doesn't accept some ...
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How to fake the format of file to an arbitrary format?

I have a 10GB .iso file with sensitive information. How can I fake its format to be a format of my choice (say .mp4) Is this method valid for any format? $ cat picture.png myiso.iso.gpg > ...
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Format junkie package not found, even after adding PPA

I have installed the noobslab PPA and ran sudo apt-get update, but when I attempt sudo apt-get install formatjunkie, it says that the package can't be located. I'm wondering how to proceed in order to ...
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How to make video clips suitable for iPod Classic 160G under Xenial?

I am able to sync my music collection with iPod Classic 160G under Xenial Xerus using GTKPod. But I would also like to place music videos on the same device. Using Xenial Xerus what conversion ...
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Converted video from .VOB have no voice

I'm stock on this for a while. I have tried ffmpeg -i inpout.VOB -c:v libx264 -crf 20 -c:a libmp3lame -ac 2 -ab 192k output.avi and mencoder in.VOB -nosub -nosound -ovc x264 \ -x264encopts ...
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Batch-convert and split .ape with .cue to .flac in various folders from terminal

I have a 44GB (yes, forty-four) folder of .ape CD files. Each .ape is a complete CD, and there is usually a .cue file along with each .ape. I need to convert but not split these, since there's no cue ...
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dir2ogg- ERROR: "stdin" is not a supported format

Re: Convert m4a --> ogg I have installed dir2ogg 0.11.8 on Lubuntu 14.04 LTS; faad is inherently installed, Build: May 1 2012. I would like to convert the m4a file ManjusriMantra.m4a to ogg, ...
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Format Factory equivalent in 14.04

I use Format Factory in Windows to convert media files in different format. Is there any good tool that can convert mp4 to mp3 in Ubuntu 14.04 ?
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How to convert .mkv to .mp4?

How can I convert a .mkv video file to .mp4? I already tried VLC, it did not work for me. My OS: Ubuntu Live USB, 14.04LTS, Intel® Celeron(R) CPU J1800 @ 2.41GHz × 2 Thank you, RCline7
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Safest way to format and add unassigned partition to Ubuntu partition in a dual boot system with win 7

What is the safest way to format and add unassigned partition in a dual boot system with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04.02. I usually tweak with my Ubuntu os and sometimes because of problematic tweaking ...
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Stream to stream conversion with icecast

Currently I am using icecast to relay any stream, but i want my output steam in mp3 format whatever is input stream. Like if input relaying stream is mp4 I want my icecast to give just mp3 format of ...
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Library for video conversion from one format to another format [duplicate]

Are there any libraries in Ubuntu for converting video files into another format??
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Convert all .ape files to .flac in different subfolders

I was trying to convert some .ape files to .flac files using avconv on command line; obviously, avconv is not the main point here; its syntax is pretty straightforward, avconv -i inputApeFile.ape ...
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mdf2iso doesn't recognize *.mdf file

Mounting an MDF disc image file outputs: "convert to *.iso format", so I use mdf2iso which gives: $ mdf2iso obraz.mdf mdf2iso v0.3.1 by Salvatore Santagati Licensed under GPL v2 or later Unknown ...
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Printing footers using enscript

I have a working bash script which converts text files to postscript using enscript 1.6.5.90-2 on Kubuntu 14.04. It does several other things to make the output look better like setting margins, ...
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How do I install media codecs? [closed]

What is the easiest way to install all the media codec available for Ubuntu? I am having issues with multiple applications prompting me to install codecs before they can play my files.
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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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Converting hundreds of jpg to PDF using Terminal

I know that the command convert *.jpg myPdf1.pdf can convert multiple JPEG files into a single PDF. But I would like to convert multiple JPEGs into multiple PDFs, for example: myJPG1.jpg → myPDF1....
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How to convert an audio stream's format?

I need to convert an audio stream's format. For example: suppose audio stream format is 16 bit Little endian, I want to convert it to 16 bit Big endian. How can I do this?
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How do I convert epub to mobi using calibre?

How do I convert epub to mobi using Calibre for this?
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convert wordlist.txt file[s], to make them compatible and working in goldenDict

I've got five wordlist.txt dictionary-files; downloaded at dict.cc, and I need to convert them into .ifo | dict.dz | idx.gz or .index | .dict(.dz)-format, in order to make them work in/with ...
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How to convert Markdown to PDF (with word wrapping)

Using pandoc like: pandoc -o output.pdf input.md does not give me a result with word-wrapping. For instance, three liner input.md looks like the following: # Introduction Lorem ipsum dolor sit ...
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Convert FAT32 partition to NTFS without data loss

Is there a way to change the partition format from FAT32 to NTFS without losing data in it? For now I am aware of one method: split partition in two, set the new partition format to NTFS, copy data ...
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Can't convert `.bin` file into `.iso` format with the command `bchunk`

I have .bin & .cue movie file ready for burning, and I'm trying to convert it into the .iso file format using bchunk. My problem is that it gives me .ugh file format instead of .iso as a result ...
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How to convert pdf to chm files? [duplicate]

I'm looking for some good tools in the Ubuntu platform which does convert the PDF to CHM files. I googled a lot. But I almost finding the tools for other way around (i.e CHM to PDF).
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DVD and VCD to Mp3

Is there any package that allows me to rip the DVD and VCD to MP3. I have few DVD and VCDs that I would like to put into MP3 Disc. Recording in software like Audacity is not an option for me. ...
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pdf2djvu conversion of all files in a folder

Need to convert hundreads of pdf files across several folders. pdf2djvu gui is junk on windows and always crashes after a couple of conversions. Taking this code of which I am working from for file ...
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How to bulk-extract objects from swf (Adobe Flash) files with swfextract?

swftools are a unique set of tools but lack some user friendliness. They can't even iterate over provided objects: Only one file allowed. You supplied at least two. $ swfextract file.swf -i 1,2 ...
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How to convert pdf file to an odt file?

I want to convert a .pdf file to an .odt file so that I can further convert it to a .doc file. Is there any software/script that can do this. I have tried to copy the content of the .pdf file and ...
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is there a way to convert old Unix Scribe documents?

Under Unix there was a typesetting utility called 'Scribe' that would produce typesetting for documents. I have an old file from this that I need to update to some readable format. I can run any Linux ...
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