Thanks! I was totally unaware of there being a conflict when I answered. I simply tossed out what I had used in the rare case that I have to mess with an audio conversion(about twice in my life). I did a search to find out what you were talking about and came up with this which I found interesting.
in reply to Re^2: $stat=qx## under utf8::all
in thread $stat=qx## under utf8::all
Also interesting is that a search on CPAN for avconv turns up FFmpeg::Command.
Another example of how hanging out here informs one of more than Perl, whether by design or otherwise. Thanks for pointing out avconv....
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