Saturday, September 1, 2012

Format Junkie: Convert Multimedia Files Easily (Ubuntu)

Format Junkie is an easy to use, all-in-one application for converting media files to most popular formats today.

With its nice GUI, format Junkie comes with lots of options, and supports various multimedia files including audio, video, image, iso/cso formats, and also an advanced feature to join audio/video files or encode subtitles.

Specifically, the following media files are supported:
  • Audio
    Conversion between the audio formats: mp3, mp2, wav, ogg, wma, flac, m4r, m4a and aac
  • Video
    Conversion between the video formats: avi, ogv, vob, mp4, vob, flv, 3gp, mpg, mkv, wmv
  • Image
    Conversion between the image formats: jpg, png, ico, bmp, svg, tif, pcx, pdf, tga, pnm
  • Iso/Cso
    Create an iso with selected files, convert iso to cso and vice versa.
  • Advanced
    Join videos, join audio files or encode subtitles to an avi file (to use advanced feature, you need to install mencoder package).

Making use of Ubuntu's Unity environment, Format Junkie brings a great integration with the Ubuntu desktop including notifications, progress bar and counter in the Unity launcher bar.

For your info, this handy multimedia tool is one of applications that was submitted to the App Showdown Ubuntu, a contest to promote the development of applications for Ubuntu OS, organized by Canonical.


Install Format Junkie in Ubuntu

Run the following commands in Terminal (one command at a time):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hakermania/format-junkie
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install formatjunkie

At the time of writing, Format Junkie is only available for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

For more information, visit


PS: Still, sorry for my English :)
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