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Curlew is a free and open source easy-to-use audio and video converter for Linux


  • The Curlew program has an easy-to-use and clean user interface;
  • Support for converting to many audio and video formats (more than 100 different formats);
  • There is an opportunity to use ready-made presets, there are also installations for portable devices: Android, Blackberry, Nokia, PSP, PS3, iPod, iPhone and others;
  • It is possible to edit the conversion formats;
  • It is possible to view the file information using mediainfo;
  • Curlew displays the metadata of the file (duration, remaining time, estimated size, progress value);
  • There is an option to allow skipping or deleting a file during the conversion process;
  • There is a preview of the file before conversion;
  • Can show a thumbnail of the video;
  • Curlew allows the conversion of only certain parts of files;
  • It is possible to crop or pad the video;
  • It is possible to add subtitles to video files;
  • It is possible to shutdown computer or go to suspend mode after the conversion process is completed, and you can also play a sound;
  • There is a display of error information, if they exist;
  • It is possible to add conversion presets/presets to favorites;
  • It is possible to change the bitrate and frequency, select the number of channels and set the volume level;
  • Integration with the system tray.

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The software Curlew is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install curlew

Install Software via Deb package

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, German, Spanish, Italian and others
Description version:0.2.5
Developer:Chamekh Fayssal
Programming language:Python
License:Waqf Public License

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