Install ‘QWinFF’ (multimedia converter) on Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, 11.10 etc

‘QWinFF’ is a simple & intuitive multimedia converter (based on ‘ffmpeg’) that runs on GNU/Linux and Windows. I first wrote about almost an year ago, and since then, it has undergone a few changes.

‘QWinFF’ now supports ‘cutting’ (changes can be previewed) which gives you more control over the file’s content that’s going to be converted & the last time I tried it, it had an annoying bug that made it very difficult while changing the audio bitrate (for ‘OGG Vorbis’), that is also now fixed.

‘Timothy’ (the developer) has also created a PPA (which is only few days old) and now Ubuntu users of 12.10 all the way down to 10.04 LTS can install ‘QWinFF’ with ease.


Below are some of the features of ‘QWinFF’ …

*. Since it is based on ‘ffmpeg’, you can load almost any type multimedia file onto ‘QWinFF’.

*. Comes with built-in ‘presets’ for converting into formats such as: MP4, WMV, RM, FLV, AVI, DV, MOV, MPG, OGG (Vorbis), MP3, WAV and AC3.

*. Lets you change the bitrate (audio & video), sample rate, channels, gain volume, crop (video), resize, ‘Deinterlace’ etc. You can also disable audio or the video track (s) as well.

*. As mentioned above, now you can cut the multimedia file’s content.


*. Shows details of the added media files on its main window (duration, size, resolution etc).

You can install it on Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, 10.10 and 10.04 by using its PPA. For that, open your Terminal and enter the below command.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:lzh9102/qwinff

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install qwinff

The Windows version also has a separate portable version as well. For downloading the Windows version, please refer to this ‘QWinFF’ home page.

An RHCE, 'Linux' user with 14+ years of experience. Extreme lover of Linux and FOSS. He is passionate to test every Linux distribution & compare with the previous release to write in-depth articles to help the FOSS community.

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