Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 21:57

Mobile Media Converter is one of the most easy to use GUI program to convert any audio/video in GNU/Linux. In 1.8.5 version, it has YouTube downloader feature too. Mobile Media Converter is licensed in GNU GPL v2. Unfortunately, it is not available in Ubuntu official repository. So this is instruction to install it manually in Ubuntu 14.04.


1. Obtaining Package

2. Extracting Package

Easiest way to extract this package is copy package in Home folder > right-click > Extract Here. This will create a new folder named MobileMediaConverter in the Home.

3. Copying Files


Do these commands:
sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/MIKSOFT/
sudo cp -r MobileMediaConverter /usr/local/MIKSOFT/
sudo mv /usr/local/MIKSOFT/MobileMediaConverter /usr/bin/
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/MobileMediaConverter
Explanation: first command will create MIKSOFT directory in /usr/local. Second command will copy whole MobileMediaConverter directory into MIKSOFT. Third command will move MobileMediaConverter file (not directory) into /usr/bin. Fourth command gives executable permission into /usr/bin/MobileMediaConverter file.

4. Installing Mencoder

sudo apt-get install mencoder
You should install mencoder (following with the dependencies) to have Mobile Media Converter works properly.

5. Open Mobile Media Converter


After copying, open Mobile Media Converter by command
Note: you can type this command in Unity Run (Alt+F2). The result is same with using Terminal.