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    good audio format converter

    as the title suggests, i am looking for a good music converter. i would like it to be easy to use as well as able to convert alot of different formats.

    anybody have any suggestions?

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    Re: good audio format converter

    I use XCFA, which supports MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, FLAC, WAV. For other formats like WMA I go back to Windows XP in VirtualBox and FormatFactory.
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    Re: good audio format converter

    Quote Originally Posted by BertN45 View Post
    I use XCFA, which supports MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, FLAC, WAV. For other formats like WMA I go back to Windows XP in VirtualBox and FormatFactory.
    can i mess with the song's info (artest, track number, name, album) and things like that with XCFA?

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    Re: good audio format converter

    Quote Originally Posted by BertN45 View Post
    I use XCFA, which supports MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, FLAC, WAV. For other formats like WMA I go back to Windows XP in VirtualBox and FormatFactory.
    i tried to install it through the software center but i got this error/warning (The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated sources.)

    i get this error in alot of things, how do i fix it?

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    Re: good audio format converter

    Try soundconverter which is available from a ppa https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/precise...soundconverter if not from the normal repos for precise. I am still using 10.04 at the moment so have no idea about its availability in 12.04's normal repos, nor for 12.10.

    You can also use avconv or ffmpeg, depending on your version of ubuntu, in the terminal. Whatever you use you will probably need to make sure you have all the codecs that are available from various sources, such as gstreamer plugins, w32codecs (or w64codecs), etc etc, but I am assuming you are already aware of that need.
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    Re: good audio format converter

    Soundconverter works fine with 12.04 and I got it using Synaptic Package Manager.

    Prefer using Synaptic Package Manager instead of the software center.
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    Re: good audio format converter

    Quote Originally Posted by cybrsaylr View Post
    Soundconverter works fine with 12.04 and I got it using Synaptic Package Manager.

    Prefer using Synaptic Package Manager instead of the software center.
    Thanks for the info cybrsaylr.

    I also agree with you about synaptic. It's the first thing I install in those versions of ubuntu that do not contain it as default
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    Re: good audio format converter

    you guys rock so much! thank you all for the info.

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    Re: good audio format converter

    Quote Originally Posted by cybrsaylr View Post
    Soundconverter works fine with 12.04 and I got it using Synaptic Package Manager.

    Prefer using Synaptic Package Manager instead of the software center.
    yep, +1 for SoundConverter

    ps I found it in the Software library (12.04 LTS )

    what I've found is some of the music library program features don't work on the earlier .wav format -- .flac seems to be preferred

    the thing that seems to be missing is an option to correct level to 0db

    remember: everything should be at 0db except the level on the final power amp.
    Last edited by mike acker; October 27th, 2012 at 03:10 PM. Reason: amendment

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    Re: good audio format converter

    I have just detected formatjunkie, it is new and installed without problems. It seems to offer all formats you could wish for. See for description: http://ubuntuguide.net/install-forma...rter-in-ubuntu

    By the way I installed xcfa using the software center, if that fails you prbably have a problem with software center.
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