FF Multi Converter is a simple yet powerful open source application that lets you convert audio and video files, documents and other types of data from one format to another. For example, if you want to convert a MP3 music file to another format like WMA that works with Windows or other WMA devices, you can use FF Multi Converter to do it.
The program was recently updated to version 1.5.0 and this brief tutorial is going to show you how to install it in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail or Ubuntu 12.10. This release brought many changes including, a new user interface which enables you to select multiple files for conversion and a drag and drop feature that lets you take files from your file manager and drop it into FF Multi Converter and convert them.
Below are some of the changes that were added to this release
- New user interface which enables you to select multiples files for conversion.
- You can drag and drop the files from your favorite file manager or pass them as command line arguments.
- Parallel conversions. Convert videos, images and documents simultaneously.
- Minor bugfixes.
To get started with installing FF Multi Converter in Ubuntu, 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:ffmulticonverter/stable
Next, run the commands below to update your system as well as install FF Multi Convertersudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ffmulticonverter
If you wish to completely remove the program from your computer, run the commands below to get rid of its PPAsudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ffmulticonverter/stable
Then run the commands below to completely remove it.sudo apt-get purge ffmulticonverter