Install Format Junkie Media Converter in Ubuntu 13.10

October 8, 2013 — 4 Comments

format junkie ubuntu 13.10

This tutorial is going to show you how to install Format Junkie media converter in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, while its PPA is not ready.

As you may know, Format Junkie is a program that can convert your media files (audio files, videos and pictures) to all the popular formats! It supports:

  • Conversion between the audio formats: mp3, mp2, wav, ogg, wma, flac, m4r, m4a and aac
  • Conversion between the video formats: avi, ogv, vob, mp4, vob, flv, 3gp, mpg, mkv, wmv
  • Conversion between the image formats: jpg, png, ico, bmp, svg, tif, pcx, pdf, tga, pnm
  • Create an iso with selected files, convert iso to cso and vice versa.
  • Encode subtitles to an avi file.

format junkie ubuntu 13.10

Install Format Junkie:

For Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 13/14/15, Elementary OS Luna, you can install it from Format Junkie PPA by running below commands one by one in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:format-junkie-team/release

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install formatjunkie

For Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command to download DEB for raring:

for 32-bit system:


for 64-bit system


Both 32-bit & 64-bit install the Deb via:

sudo dpkg -i formatjunkie_1.07-1*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

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4 responses to Install Format Junkie Media Converter in Ubuntu 13.10

  1. 13.10… Be advised – Install ffmpeg 1st if you don’t already have it installed or the installation will fail with dependency errors and your update system won’t work until you resolve it.

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa

    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

    • i tried to install format junkie first and it failed and now my update system won’t work how can i solve this

      • Try command to fix it. It’ll reconfigure format junkie as well as all dependencies if they are available. If not, it removes format junkie

        sudo apt-get -f install
  2. I use Avdshare VideoGo to add ogv to MP4, it also helps to add subtitles to other video like AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV, VOB and etc.

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