Audio/Video/Image/Text/ISO Convert Nautilus Script

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Right-click on a file, and this script will decide what conversions are appropriate, ask some questions about what you want, and execute the proper command and options to convert it into something else.
Convert multimedia files from one format to another, change size if desired
Convert multimedia to audio-only files
Convert audio files from one format to another. Both multimedia and audio can specify numerous ffmpeg options
-- these options are stored in user-configurable files, including one designed for user submissions
Convert images from one format to another, and/or change image resolution (and jpg compression)
Convert documents from one format to another
Convert text to a .jpg file (an image of your text) or a .wav file (a voice reading your text)
Convert multi-image files, like pdf or animated gif, into a series of frames
-- pdf to gif creates animaged gif, animated gif to pdf creates multi-page pdf
Convert various "CD Image" files into standard .iso files
Batch processing to apply conversion choices to all selected files in a single operation
Originals are not overwritten. Generated files are named based on the source and conversion choices

Install Audio/Video/Image/Text/ISO Convert Nautilus Script in Ubuntu

Preparing your system

Open the terminal and run the following command

sudo aptitude install links elinks zenity

First you need to download this script from here and extract. Then do one or more of these with the file "avconvert":

(1) move (or copy or link) it to ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts

(2) move (or copy or link) it to somewhere in $PATH (eg /usr/local/bin)

(3) do #2, then add it as a nautilus-action (set "paramater" to "%M", check "multiple files")

(4) add it to Gnome panel/launch-bar (drag/drop or right-click panel Add/Custom-Application)


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3 Responses

  1. rr says:

    The script did not work only from ~/gnome2/nautilus_scripts/ folder without a link into $PATH. Because I do not like to copy or link something into the system, I’ve removed the line “whereis avconvert…”. The script works now without having a PATH entry.

  2. Evilzee says:

    Excellent script! Kudos to the author for creating such awesome code.

  3. Marc41 says:

    Thank you, Evilzee

    There is much more information (and newer versions) of this script at

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