Install DamnVid in Ubuntu, Converting Videos/Audio Made Easy for GNU Linux

Let's just forget about converting videos... if you're new to GNU Linux and end up with the "wrong" distribution then Linux will only bring frustration after frustration in most cases. But thanks to the "moves" from Ubuntu and few other developers, if you have a decent internet connection, these days, installing multimedia codec packs is a breeze!.

Damn! ;-)

Anyway, thanks to the growing popularity of Linux, now anything that can be done in MS Windows can be achieved, even better, in Linux!. So, in that sense, if you're looking for an easy to use cross-platform video/audio converter for Ubuntu/Linux, then DamnVid is one of the best apps!.

It uses the FFmpeg library and not only for converting videos to various other formats, but can be used as a tool for downloading videos from various online sources as well.  

Main features...

*. Convert your videos and audios from one format to a whole dozens of other formats (mp3, Ogg vorbis, .avi, mpeg, H.264, H.263...)

*. Online video download-er.

*. Predefined "options" - such as one click to iPod or PSP for instance.

*. Easy to use GUI.

*. Convert files while they are being downloading!... are just a few to name.

So, if you use Ubuntu and wondering how to install DamnVid, then open your terminal and enter the below command (using a PPA channel).
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:damnvid/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install damnvid


Anonymous said...

so we see the superiority of the windows system. there you only need a click to install a program. but NOT for Linux. you must be an expert system programmer to understand how to install and follow the instructions!
you still don't think that you are on the wrong way!
so don't wonder why the windows system are more expanded than your "open system" but only open for self named experts!

Gayan said...


Mate, you are obviously new no GNU/Linux, therefore I won't say much nor will I judge you either.

However, there are thousands of software, that can be installed in GNU/Linux distributions, by clicking on their 'setup' file, just like in Windows.

The above mentioned method is just a one way to do it ...

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