Looking for a quick and easy way to convert your media files into other formats? Well, you may want to look at this cool utility called ‘Format Junkie’.

This opensourse program helps you convert one media file into multiple formats. With it, you can convert to mp3, wav, ogg, wma, flac, m4r, aac, m4a, mp2, avi, ogv, vob, mp4, 3gp, wmv, mkv, mpg, mov, flv, jpeg, png, pdf, iso, cso and many more.

This brief tutorial is going to show you how to easily install it in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin).


  • Install Format Junkie in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add its PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hakermania/format-junkie




Finally, run the commands below to update your system and install Format Junkie

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install formatjunkie




After installing go to Dash and search for ‘Format Junkie’ Select it and launch.