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Convert Audio, Video, Images and Documents in Ubuntu – FFMulticonverter

FF Multi Converter is a very simple utility in Ubuntu to convert all types of audio, video, image and document files from one format to another format with the help of a set of tools like FFmpeg, unoconv and PythonMagick.

It has a very simple GUI so that conversion from one file format to another make easier. FF Multi converter is written in python3 and PyQt4.

FF Multi Converter supported File formats

Audio/Video formats:

  • 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

And any other format supported by ffmpeg.

Image formats:

  • bmp, cgm, dpx, emf, eps, fpx, gif, jbig, jng, jpeg, mrsid, p7, pdf, picon, png, ppm, psd, rad, tga, tif, webp, xpm

And any other format supported by ImageMagick.

Document file formats:

  • 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


This makes FF Multi converter an essential utility for every Ubuntu user. FF Multi Converter also comes with a set of 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.

FF Multi Converter 1.5.0, is the latest verion and comes with a brand 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 users can converts different formats in the same time (e.g.: convert videos, images and documents simultaneously) and lot of bug fixes.
FF Multi Converter Dependencies are python3 and pyqt4 . But it is better when installed with  ffmpeg, imagemagick, unoconv. These libraries are used for various convertsions.
Source code of FF Multi Conver is available on Github

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

Arch Linux users can install FF Multi Converter via AUR.

For other Linux distributions, see the FF Multi Converter download page.

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