SoundConverter 2.1.4

A very popular and powerful utility that converts audio files from one format to another
SoundConverter is an open source, free, fast and multi-threaded audio file conversion utility that features support for popular file formats, as well as powerful automated renaming functionality. It is a graphical application that runs on any Linux kernel-based operating system.

Features at a glance

Key features include an easy-to-use and clean graphical user interface (GUI) that complies to GNOME HIG (Human Interface Guidelines) and helps you get the job done with minimum effort, super-fast and multi-threaded conversion engine that can process a large number of audio files simultaneously, as well as smart renaming functionality that allows you to change filenames and create directories according to the file’s metadata.

Supports a wide range of audio file formats

The application has been designed from the ground up to support a wide range of audio file formats, anything that GStreamer can read, including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV, M4A, ALAC, MOD, S3M, SID, AC3, MPC, DTS, APE, XM, AVI, MOV, MPEG and Shorten. It encodes these files to the MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Opus formats.

It’s easy to use

Thanks to its easy-to-use graphical user interface, the software allows you to convert a bunch of audio files from one format to another in a shortest time as possible. All you have to do is to open the folder where the files you want to convert are stored, select the directory where to place the results, choose a desired renaming scheme, the encoder and the quality.

Requirements and availability

The program only supports GNU/Linux operating systems and runs on top of the GNOME desktop environment. It requires the Python, PyGTK, GStreamer, Gnome-python, GStreamer-python and GStreamer-lame packages to work properly. It is available for download from the project’s homepage (see link above) only as a source archive, but it can be easily installed from the default software repositories of many Linux distributions.

Reviewed by on August 28th, 2014


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EXCELLENT
last updated on:
August 28th, 2014, 8:06 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Gautier Portet
homepage:
soundconverter.org
license type:
GPL v3 
category:
ROOT \ Multimedia \ Audio

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5.0/5

user rating 54

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What's New in This Release:
  • Fix Ubuntu automatic plugin installation forever-loop by ignoring video codecs.
  • (Closes lp:1308187, thanks Thibaut and others)
  • Fix converting multiple folders containing the same filenames, as the same temporary files were created.
  • (Closes lp:1357597, thanks Evert)
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SoundConverter is an open source software project that allows users to convert sound files to other formats. It featur...

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