is the command line, cross-platform tool to record, convert, compress and stream audio/video files. Although the command line is easier to use for experienced users, for new, it’s the iron ball to chew. Why not use GUI for FFmpeg
. WinFF is a GUI tool to convert and compress each file that FFmpeg can convert.
Installing WinFF is pretty easy. Simply add the following ppa and update local repositories and install WinFF.Most Linux distros have WinFF in their default repositories, so first try to install without adding PPA.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paul-climbing/ppa$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install winff
(Optional) Install the unstripped version of FFmpeg:
$ sudo apt-get install libavcodec-extra-53
How To Use WinFF
Once installation finishes, launch WinFF from the menu. WinFF has very simple and easy to use interface.
Add File To Convert: WinFF
First set the format you want the file to convert into. There are many preset also that you can choose from. For example, I want to upload the video to web, so I selected Website and preset to be ‘Flash: Video (flv) for web use Widescreen’. There are many presets listed. You can choose any of your desire. Select the output folder where the converted file will be saved.
There is even more. See the button in top right? ‘Options‘. Click it. And there is, even more, you can do with your file. You can specify Video/audio bitrate, Frame rate, Video size, Volume and even crop the video. Do you as you need.
Once you have done setting up your conversion. Click ‘Convert’ button from the menu and the conversion will start in terminal.
When the conversion is completed, the terminal will prompt to press enter to continue. Press enter and done! You can now browse the folder where you saved the converted file. Enjoy!WinFF is very easy to use with so many preset or format. You must give it a try if you regularly do file conversion. If you are using any other file converter or FFmpeg GUI tool then please share it with us in the comment below.