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do you know something which is able to convert almost all media types? from flv to music to wav to mp3?

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You should have a look at the FFmpeg project.

From the project description:

"FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec - the leading audio/video codec library."

It is likely already installed on your system because a lot of media players depend on the libavcodec library.

To see the available codecs on your system, execute ffmpeg -codecs

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ffmpeg is what you are looking for.

You can read through the official documentation.

Otherwise just search on google "convert X to Y with ffmepg", where X and Y would be the formats you trying to convert between.


A few resources that has helped me:

here and here

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ffmpeg is black magic. Most of the time just ffmpeg -i input-filename output-filename will work by itself; it figures out the formats and does the right thing automatically –  Michael Mrozek Sep 22 '10 at 12:23
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unless you are very very unlucky –  Stefan Sep 22 '10 at 12:28
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and then it is really really black magic :-) –  echox Sep 22 '10 at 15:08
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You can try transcode too, its a great command line application.

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Check out Handbrake. I use it on linux.

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I regulary use http://www.online-convert.com/ which is an online service for conversion between all kinds of audio, video, image and document formats.

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