11 ‘Avconv’ Commands to Record, Convert and Extract Videos & Audios from Linux Terminal

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9 Responses

  1. Jennifer Mayweather says:

    With a video converter like wonderfox hd video converter factory, converting videos and audio files between kinds of formats is a easy task.

  2. Brian Burke says:

    Using this command:

    $ avconv -i michael-jackson-dangerous.mp3 newfile.wav

    Is there a way to replace the “michael-jackson-dangerous.mp3” part with a name provided by a user? In other words, the user double clicks an icon, it asks for the file name, then that name is put into the command where the “michael-jackson-dangerous.mp3” part is now.

  3. Jackson says:

    Can it convert video to the image? Seriously? I remembered that there are few such tools can do this like Movavi. I am using HD video converter factory pro now, it can do a good job on video conversion but has no idea of converting video to the image. If this one does do that, it deserves a try!

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Yes, the Avconv tool converts video into several images, i have tried and it worked perfectly. You should give a try and see..

  4. Eric Sebasta says:

    how about converting flv video to standard mp4?

  5. matt sone says:

    Thank you for this sharing, really helpful. I’d also recommend Acethinker Video Converter which I have used for many years. It’s a free web-based application to convert videos, you don’t have to install anything. Share it here as an alternative method.

  6. Injila Ahmed says:

    How can I clip a video with dual audios?

  7. bestautumnn says:

    Have you tried Avdshare?
    It will show you a step by step guide on how to find and download the right ogv to mp4 videos as well as add ogv to MP4. In fact, this guide also applies to add subtitles to AVI, MKV, WTV, WMV, VOB, MPG, MOV, DV, FLV, WebM, OGV, and etc.

  8. alex says:


    Does avconv support gpu? I mean if I compile avconv with –enable-vdpau and setup Nvidia video card

    E.g. simple command

    avconv -i video.wmv -c:v libx264 -c:a libmp3lame -b:v 1800K video.mp4

    Can it be faster than CPU processing?

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