Format Junkie: Convert Media Files To All Popular Formats

Format Junkie is a program that can be used to convert your media files such as audio files, videos and pictures to all the popular formats. It has a GUI Interface with many options, which can convert your media files to all the popular formats.

Supported Formats


It can convert the audio files between the following formats.

  • mp3
  • mp2
  • wav
  • ogg
  • wma
  • flac
  • m4r
  • m4a
  • aac


It can convert the video files between the following formats.

  • avi
  • ogv
  • vob
  • mp4
  • vob
  • flv
  • 3gp
  • mpg
  • mkv
  • wmv


It can convert the image files between the following formats.

  • jpg
  • png
  • ico
  • bmp
  • svg
  • tif
  • pcx
  • pdf
  • tga
  • pnm


It can convert iso files to cso files and vice versa.


  • Encode subtitles to an avi file

Install Format Junkie On Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Follow the instructions to install Format Junkie on Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 and Linux Mint 15/14/13.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:format-junkie-team/release
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install formatjunkie

On Ubuntu 13.10 / Linux Mint 16:

PPA is only available to Ubuntu 13.04/Linux Mint 15 and older. If you want to install the Format Junkie on Ubuntu 13.10 / Linux Mint 16, download the raring package and install it as described below.

32 bit:

$ wget
$ sudo dpkg -i formatjunkie_1.07-1~raring0.2_i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

64 bit:

$ wget
$ sudo dpkg -i formatjunkie_1.07-1~raring0.2_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f


Open Format Junkie either from Dash or Menu. The default interface should look like below.

Format Junkie_001Converting media files with Junkie is lot easy and straight forward, Just add the files in the respective sections like Audio, Video, ISO/CSO, select the output format and click Start Converting. Depending upon the file size it will take some time.

Format Junkie_003All converted files will be stored in /home/<user-name>/Documents/FJoutput folder. You can change the output folder from Preferences. Go to Edit -> Preferences and set the output folder location.

Preferences_004Also you can specify custom video, audio bit rates, frame rates, increase volumes, audio channels , crop videos and images by specifying the width and height. And you can resize the videos to watch them on mobile phone too.

Preferences_005Moreover You will able to add subtitles to avi video files in Advanced section and Add the files to ISO or ISO to CSO and vice versa.

This application supports only fewer, but all important popular formats. If you’re looking for more advanced and many file formats supported application, FF Multi Converter is worth trying tool.