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How to convert a PDF document to PNG?

Is there a free way to convert a PDF document to a PNG image?
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Does it make sense converting a file to a higher audio bitrate?

When a certain file (mp4, flv, etc) has a 95 kbps audio bitrate - does it make sense outputing to a higher bitrate when converting to mp3 or other format (be it lossy or not)? Would this result in ...
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How do I convert an SVG to a PDF on Linux

How do I convert and SVG (containing a a few words of latin text and some simple vector graphics) to a PDF on Linux? I tried Inkscape 0.47 on Ubuntu Lucid, but it moves some sub-graphics randomly, ...
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How should I convert Markdown (or similar) to a Word Document?

Here's the deal: In school I want to write my actual content in Markdown (using [Q10] or Notepad++) in school so that I can actually focus on writing without the ugliness of Word 2000 on my screen, ...
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How can I get ffmpeg to convert a .mov to a .gif?

I'm trying to convert a .mov to a .gif and I'm not having success. Here's the error: ffmpeg -pix_fmt rgb24 -i yesbuddy.mov output.gif ffmpeg version 0.11.1 Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the FFmpeg ...
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Software to convert CHM files to EPUB/Kindle

I'm trying to decide whether to buy a Kindle 2, now that it's available in Europe. One thing I would like to do with it is put several Windows help files on it (e. g. the Python documentation). Is ...
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Inserting SVG files in a Microsoft Word document

How can I convert or insert an Inkscape SVG file to a Microsoft Word document? Note: It has to be editable. The resulting exported PDF has selectable text.
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How to convert WMV to MP4?

How can a set of WMV files be converted to MP4 so I can import them to my Apple TV?
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How to convert Word (doc) to PDF in linux?

I have a set of files in .doc format, that need to be converted to .pdf format. I am using Ubuntu linux.
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Batch-convert Word-documents to PDF's (free)

Is there free a way to batch-convert many Word-docs - and just have them saved as [originalfilename].pdf?
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Converting between EPS and SVG format

What is the best way to convert from an EPS formatted vector graphic to an SVG formatted graphic using only freely available tools?
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Program to convert flac to mp3? [closed]

I'm looking for a program to convert flac files to mp3, while preserving the embedded metadata (including album art). I'm pretty sure this is possible with ffmpeg, but I don't know the command . . . ...
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How do I convert an animated GIF to a YouTube friendly video format?

My son has made some animations with Pivot Stickfigure Animator which we'd like to upload to YouTube. The problem is Pivot saves as animated GIFs which I can't upload to YouTube. The Wikipedia ...
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How do I convert a DjVu document to PDF in Linux using only command line tools?

I've got some documents in DjVu which I'll like convert to PDF. Is there a way to do this using command line OSS tools?
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Using Gimp to batch convert images to another format in Windows

As implied by the title, does anybody know how to use the gimp-console-[version].exe program to batch convert images between formats (with default settings) in Windows ?
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How to merge pdf:s using Imagemagick (resolution problem)

When I try to merge two .pdf files using Imagemagick convert pdf1.pdf pdf2.pdf temp.pdf the resulting temp.pdf file seems to have very low resolution. How can I keep the resolution same as in the ...
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How to convert a 1 page PDF to a 2 page per sheet PDF?

I would like to print a PDF so that on the front of the first page are the first two pages, on the back the 3rd and 4th and so on. ----------------- ----------------- | | | ...
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Convert a bunch of BMP files to JPEG on Linux

Someone sent me a bunch of BMP files and I need them in JPEG. I could convert them one by one using GIMP, but I'd rather do it all in one go. I have Ubuntu.
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How to convert an MKV to AVI with minimal loss

To convert an MKV to AVI, I do two things. The first thing I do is this: ffmpeg -i filename.mkv -vcodec copy -acodec copy output.avi or this: ffmpeg -i filename.mkv -sameq -acodec copy output.avi ...
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Converting from WOFF(Web Open Font Format)

I have a woff file I downloaded from a website that I want to convert for use in word documents and such. Is there any (free) way to do this? After much searching I have not found a way, so I am ...
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Can Apple Lossless audio be converted to FLAC with no loss of fidelity?

Can Apple Lossless audio files (ALAC) be converted to FLAC audio files with no loss of fidelity?
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How can I convert .mov to mp4?

I have a .mov file I've just recorded that's 600MB, I want to convert it to a smaller .mp4 file. How can I do this?
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Converting word documents into a Trac wiki format

I'm working on a development team that uses Trac to maintain a software product that we are developing, and after working with our technical writer, we decided that we should try to put our test ...
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Burn AVI file to DVD on Linux

What is the most streamlined process in Linux for getting a high quality .AVI file burned to DVD disk for playback on normal DVD players?
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Converting .doc files to .pdf

Anybody aware of a piece of software which could do MS Office .doc to .pdf conversion for me? I already tried OpenOffice but it appeared to be rather slow and resource-hungry for large documents.
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How to convert .ogg to .mp3?

Ubuntu ripped a CD for me into audio files but they are all .ogg format which I can't play on my MP3 player. How can I convert .ogg files to .mp3 files?
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Convert PDF 2 sides per page to 1 side per page

How can I convert a PDF with 2 sides per page to 1 side per page?
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How do I convert a PRN file to PDF?

I got a PRN file but I would to convert to PDF so that it will be easier for other people to access. How do I do that?
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Convert a .mp3 to wav file with mplayer

I've a .mp3 file and need to convert that to an 1 channel 8kHz 8 bit wav file, anyone know how I can do that with mplayer ? If not, any other commandline tools I could use ?
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Convert mp4 to mp3

I would like to convert mp4 (video included) to mp3 (without video). what is the best way of doing this apart from using audacity (or similar software) and performing manual conversion (recording as ...
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Linux PDF version converter

I want to convert a PDF from version 1.5 to 1.4 using a command line utility. Is there anything available?
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How to convert .PDF to .eps (on Windows)

I am looking for a free software program to allow me to convert a PDF file into an EPS file. The converter should retain the image quality as much as possible. I was able to do this with GSView, but ...
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How to convert a PDF document to an older version

What software exists can do this conversion? I work with some software that can't handle newer PDFs made with Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro and other newer office programs. Price and platform doesn't matter ...
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Batch convert SVG images to desired size PNG or ICO

I have bunch of SVG icons that I'd like to use for my application to be developed in VB.Net 2010, and since it has no support to handle SVG icons, I need to convert those icons into either PNG or ICO, ...
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Org-mode to Markdown converter?

I have an org-mode file that is mostly just an outline, and want to convert it to Markdown. But it is a long and big file, so is there a piece of software that can do this for me? I use Mac OS X, but ...
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How do I convert a text file to the EPUB format?

I have a bunch of book length text files I'd really like to read on my EPUB reader (as it happens FBReaderJ). What would be the best route to convert them? I have access to Mac OS X and Linux ...
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Batch convert multiple PDF to Image on Mac

What would be the quickest way to convert a bunch of pdf files to jpeg files? I know I can open Preview and Save As image, but that could take a long time.
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PDF to TEXT open source command line tool

PDF to TEXT open source command line tool ? It must be Command line utility & should be open source, free to use.
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How to see what command-line options handbrake sends to mencoder

I want to see what command-line options handbrake is sending to mencoder. I looked at the Activity Window and it shows a lot of stuff but not what I'm looking for. How can I find it?
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Can I import sheet music to play on a PC?

My daughter is learning to play recorder and cello. She gets sheet music home to practice. Is there any way that I can scan the sheet music onto my PC, and play it on the PC? It would be useful to ...
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Markdown to LaTeX conversion with a custom preamble using Pandoc

I know that I can use the -H or --include-in-header commands to include a custom preamble in the generated output. The problem is now that Pandoc includes my preamble but puts another preamble in ...
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Convert NTFS volume to exFAT (without losing contents)

I have a 500GB external hard disk which I use mostly for storing movies/music and some backup. Since I have some rather large files I use NTFS on it, but don't need the security/compression/encryption ...
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Converting a PDF to black & white with ghostscript

Similarly to this question: Convert a PDF to greyscale on the command line in FLOSS? I have a PDF-document and want to convert it to pure black and white. So I want to discard halftones. To ...
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Is there a command line audio converter/tool a la ImageMagick?

ImageMagick is a handy, powerful command-line tool that can crop, scale, rotate, change format, apply basic (and some not-so-basic) effects to pretty much all sorts of images. Does something like it ...
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Re-saving JPEG while keeping quality

Sometimes I use XnView's* "batch conversion" tool to downsize a bunch of JPEGs (to maximum of 1600x1200). But some of them are equal or smaller than that and no resizing is done. Is any image quality ...
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Is there a way to convert SWF animations to movie files on Linux?

Is there any Linux tool that will take a SWF file and output some kind of video format? Note that I don't want a tool which will re-encode an embedded FLV or MP4, I want to take a standard Flash ...
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Converting a video from VOB to AVI while making the file smaller

How do I convert a video from one format, in this case a .vob into another, say .avi? I have a DVD of 4.2 GB and would like to convert that to a smaller filesize and different format of an .avi file ...
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Rotate a MP4 file, while preserving codec and quality attributes

I need to rotate a MP4 video by 90 degrees. There is software like Free Video Flip and Rotate available that does this but produces an AVI file. Do you have any suggestions for a software to produce ...
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How to decode AAC (.m4a) audio files into WAV?

How would you convert (decode) AAC files into WAV format? (Or, if you prefer, how to decode & re-encode them into MP3 or Ogg Vorbis? But WAV is sufficient as I already have good tools for WAV ➔ ...
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Burning FLAC Files Directly to CD Audio?

Is there a simple, direct way to burn FLAC files to audio CDs? I would like to do it without first converting my FLAC files to a WAV format first. I am aware the official FLAC site has a list of ...