Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Format Junkie -- how to get the new official PPA and remove the old one

If you guys remember, I did a in depth look at Format Junkie, a neat little application that converts media and other files from one format to another. I didn't become aware of this myself until today, but there is a new PPA for getting updates to the app. The Format Junkie program is also updated, with smaller icons and from what I notice more settings to control how conversions are programmed.

The new PPA is ppa:format-junkie-team/release. You can add this via the terminal or via the software sources section of the Ubuntu Software Center. For simplicity and for minimal confusion, I'm going to use the graphical method. I'm not sure if you have to do this, but I removed the old Format Junkie application to, just to make sure there is no issues. To do that, enter sudo apt-get remove formatjunkie into the terminal or uninstall it via the Software Center

To add the new PPA:

  1. Open the Ubuntu Software Center
  2. Click Edit, and choose Software Sources from the drop down list.
  3. When the software sources window opens, click Other Software.
  4. Click "Add" from the buttons at the bottom of the area where repositories are listed.
  5. Paste the line above in bold.
Right now the Ubuntu versions that are supported are 12.04, 12.10, and 13.04. I do not know if 10.04, an LTS release that is still supported, support will be added.

Now, you need to remove the old PPA. I actually forgot to write down the old PPA names before writing this, but remove any Format Junkie repo except the one's pictured.
From the image, the PPA is the Format Junkie Team one. Any one other than that and the source code one should be removed by selecting them and clicking the remove button. Be careful to make sure that the option is actually highlighted, as you don't want to remove the checked PPAs already!

Another look at Format Junkie is in order, so that should be coming soon.