If you’re looking for yet another simple program that will help you convert multiple media formats like MP3, MP4, WMA, WMV and Flac into other formats when using Ubuntu, then you may want to take a look at FF Multi Converter.

This graphical application enables you to convert audio, video, images, and document files from one type to another. For example, you can convert a MP3 music file to WMA or convert a Microsoft PowerPoint document into compatible formats that work in Linux systems, including Ubuntu. This is a great tool to have if you need such work done in Ubuntu.

This brief tutorial is going to show you how to install this useful software in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and previous versions.

For more information about FF Multi Converter, read this and this.

Below are all the media types FF Multi Converter supports:

Audio / Video types:

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

Images types:

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

Document file types:

  • 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

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

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ffmulticonverter/stable




Next, run the commands below to update your system as well as install FF Multi Converter

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ffmulticonverter




After installing, you can then go to Ubuntu Dash and search for FF Multi Converter and launch the program. To convert, you select the file type, choose which format to convert to and click ‘Convert’




To remove FF Multi Converter and its accompanying PPA, run the commands below.

sudo apt-get purge ffmulticonverter


Remove its PPA

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ffmulticonverter/stable