View Full Version : AAC and M4A encoding in Rhythmbox.

May 13th, 2009, 07:38 PM
):P Is there any way to get Rhythmbox to rip a CD and encode music files in M4A or MP3? If so what are the steps I need to take to get it to work? Thank you all again for your quick replies to my last post. ):P

May 14th, 2009, 05:16 AM
Install the restricted extras by running sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras or by searching for it in Synaptic and installing it there. Also install sound converter with sudo apt-get install sound-converter, or again installing it through Synaptic. You can use Sound Converter to convert your sound files to mp3, m4a, or other formats.

May 14th, 2009, 03:01 PM
\\:D/ Thank you mlsquad! Went into terminal and typed the command you gave me. Works like a charm now. \\:D/

May 15th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Thanks for posting your reply maxo, I had never used sound converter, I have always been asked by others for a quck easy way to convert audio and this is definitely a nice simple application.

One note however the command I needed to use to install it from a terminal was:

sudo apt-get install soundconverter

There seems to also be a kde version:

sudo apt-get install soundkonverter

THanks again!

Chris C.