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Install Curlew multimedia converter in Linux mint and Ubuntu

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Curlew multimedia converter is a free and open source software for Linux. It is based on ffmpeg and mencoder.


  • Easy simple user interface.
  • Hide the advanced options with the ability to show them.
  • Convert 100+ formats.
  • Show file informations such as duration, remaining time, estimated size and progress value.
  • Allow to skip or remove file during conversion.
  • Preview output before conversion.
  • Convert a specified portion of file.
  • Add subtitle with video file.
  • Show error details if exists.

Installation of Curlew multimedia converter

Fire up the Terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+T and enter the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/multimedia

Update software sources list:

sudo apt-get update

Install Curlew multimedia converter:

sudo apt-get install curlew

Curlew Main Window:

In the Advanced tab you can set the Audio/Video bit rate, frame rate, frequency, codecs and subtitles etc.

Audio section

Video section

Subtitle section

Add a media file to be converted and select the desired Format in the Format drop down box and click Start Conversion in the menu bar.

That's it.

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