Converting between audio formats using the ffmpeg command on Linux

ffmpeg audio format conversions

The ffmpeg software is a free and open source suite of utilities that facilitate audio and video media. On Linux systems, installing ffmpeg gives us access to the ffmpeg command, which can be used to convert audio files to various types, such as wav, mp3, ogg, etc.

In this guide, we will go over the instructions to install ffmpeg on major Linux distros. Then, you’ll see various command line examples that can be used to convert between different audio formats. Use the examples below to convert your own files.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install ffmpeg on major Linux distros
  • How to use ffmpeg in audio conversion examples

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How to listen to music from the console using the cmus player on Linux

Cmus is a fantastic ncurses-based music player written in C. It can be used on all Unix-based operating systems, and so also on Linux. It has a series of very nice features like gapless playback, and supports a variety of file formats; among the others: Ogg Vorbis, MP3, FLAC, Opus, Musepack, WavPack, WAV, AAC, and MP4. It also support adding features via extensions. In this tutorial we will learn its basic usage.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install cmus on the most used Linux distributions
  • How to add songs to the library
  • How to reproduce a song, and the various reproduction modes
  • How to add and remove songs from the queue
  • How to create,rename,delete,import and export a playlist
  • How to add and remove songs from a playlist

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Best Multimedia Linux distributions

Best Multimedia Linux distributions

When choosing the best Linux distribution for your needs, multimedia experts such as video editors and photographers will benefit most from a Linux distro that specializes in multimedia production.

There are a few Linux distrubitions that fill the gap for multimedia gurus, and we’re going to cover the top choices in this article. Read below to see our countdown of the five best multimedia Linux distros.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • Top 5 Multimedia Linux distributions

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Watching a movie on Manjaro Linux

How to Install Third Party Codecs & Extras on Manjaro Linux

Having the ability to play audio and video files on Manjaro Linux is one of the most essential and basic features for a lot of users. Unfortunately, due to the plethora of media codecs in circulation and the licenses that protect them, it’s not always as easy as it sounds.

In this guide, we’ll show you the software and third party codecs that you can install on your Manjaro Linux system for maximum compatibility. By the end of this tutorial, your computer should be able to open and play almost any video or audio file you throw at it.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • Installing audio and video codecs
  • Installing a recommended video player
  • Installing a recommended music player

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