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#1 2020-12-21 01:14:04

schnellfenster
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audio converter

Hi, after many years using Mint Linux I searched for SoundConverter in Synaptic but no joy. Any suggestions of any sound conversion software that can convert flac to mp3 etc would be greatly appreciated. I'm happy to install via terminal if it comes to that. Thanks very much.

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#2 2020-12-21 01:28:10

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Re: audio converter

There is a package soundconverter. It appears OK in synaptic for me, and is installed on my system. I've used it a few times with no problems.

There is also a KDE app called soundkonverter, and various command-line utilities like ffmpeg.
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#3 2020-12-21 01:32:18

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Re: audio converter

Hmm, I only just installed Bunsenlabs without being connected so maybe the problem is that I need to update before Synaptic will respond. Thanks very much for yr reply.

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#4 2020-12-21 19:53:06

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Re: audio converter

ffmpeg & a web search. Beats installing "the right" gui utility every time.
Or Audacity: Import track, export to different format.


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#5 2020-12-21 23:07:55

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Re: audio converter

Cool... part of the reason I came over to Linux apart from the responsiveness is to wean myself off my noob dependency on GUIs so I'm gonna learn about the CLI and try to deploy ffmpeg or libav or woteva works. Thanks for yr reply. I'm gonna love this distro I just know it.

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#6 2020-12-22 05:11:48

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#7 2020-12-22 06:35:59

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Re: audio converter

ohnonot wrote:

ffmpeg & a web search. Beats installing "the right" gui utility every time.

Actually you do not even need a web search for this one:

ffmpeg -i somefile.oldformat somefile.newformat

So, e.g.

ffmpeg -i somefile.flac somefile.mp3

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#8 2020-12-22 12:54:21

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Re: audio converter

Also there are various scripts, this one
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bront … n/flac2mp3
for example (main motivation was to get those pretty lame vbr graph outputs while encoding).

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320 [  13] %

Also seems to be parallel friendly. Flac -> mp3 metadata will not completely travel. There is no replaygain consideration (Although with mp3 post processing is possible).

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