Using FF MultiConverter to Convert Audio, Video, Images with FFMPEG
FF Multi Converter is a utility that allows you to convert audio, video, image and document files between various formats, using tools such as FFmpeg, unoconv and PythonMagick.
FF Multi Converter supports the following formats:
- audio/video: aac, ac3, afc, aiff, amr, asf, au, avi, dvd, flac, flv, mka, mkv, mmf, mov, mp3, mp4, mpg, ogg, ogv, psp, rm, spx, vob, wav, webm, wma, wmv;
- image: bmp, cgm, dpx, emf, eps, fpx, gif, jbig, jng, jpeg, mrsid, p7, pdf, picon, png, ppm, psd, rad, tga, tif, webp, xpm;
- documents: doc > odt, pdf; html > odt; odp > pdf, ppt; ods > pdf; odt > doc, html, pdf, rtf, sxw, txt, xml; ppt > odp; rtf > odt; sdw > odt; sxw > odt; txt -> odt; xls > ods; xml > doc, odt, pdf.
FF Multi Converter also comes with quite a few presets (which can be edited and you can also import / export presets) for Android, iPod, Blackberry and more, however, they are a bit confusing and it would be very useful to have a description for each preset.
The application tries to display missing dependencies (without which you can’t convert to some formats) in the status bar, however, this won’t detect if you have FFmpeg built with or without libfaac support for instance so for that you should use the Medibuntu repository and install “libavcodec-extra-53”.
And speaking of Medibuntu, its current maintainer is looking for new maintainer(s). Unless a new maintainer is found, Medibuntu will stop working soon. More info HERE.
FF Multi Converter 1.5.0, which has been released recently, comes with a new user interface that allows users to select multiple files for conversion, supports drag and drop via file manager or pass the files as command line arguments, parallel conversions so you can converts different formats in the same time (e.g.: convert videos, images and documents simultaneously) and some bug fixes.
Install FF Multi Converter in Ubuntu
Ubuntu users can install the latest FF Multi Converter by using its stable PPA. Add the PPA and install it using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ffmulticonverter/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ffmulticonverter
Install FF Multi Converter in Mageia/OpenMandriva/ROSA
use this following command:
for other distributions, you can download here: