Convert your audio files easily on Linux

Back when I used windows (wayyyy back). I used Windows media player to play and rip my music cds to my pc. Then I discovered the wonderful world of Linux just to end up noticing that music was ripped to wma format instead of mp3, so almost half of my music wont play nicely with Linux.

Knowing nothing at that time about Linux I just re-ripped my music on Linux with the correct format, very tedious job but it worked.

If someone has explained to me that there was a software available that can do this very fast and easy, It would have saved me hours and effort! that’s why I wanted to talk about it now.

The software is called Sound Converter, it can convert your audio files to whatever format you wish. At the time of writing, Sound Converter can read from Ogg Vorbis, AAC, MP3, FLAC, WAV, AVI, MPEG, MOV, M4A, AC3, DTS, ALAC, MPC, Shorten, APE, SID, MOD, XM, S3M, among a few others and write to WAV, FLAC, MP3, AAC, and Ogg Vorbis files.

So, throw away all your crappy wma files and turn them all to Ogg (best audio encoding in my opinion, plus its free).

The program gives you the flexibility to delete the files after conversion and it renames the newly created files with the source’s name.

To install it just use your package manager, if you are using Archlinux:

sudo pacman -S soundconverter

I want to know, whats your favorite format for storing your music? let me know on the comment section below!

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