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Sound Converter : Best Audio Converter for Ubuntu

Audio Converter is probably one of the must have application now a days, because it allows you to convert one audio format into another desirable audio format (songs/music for for your mobile or ipod or Android/iPhone or whatever). There are lot of free softwares available for audio conversion but SoundConverter is the most popular audio converter application for the Gnome based Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora etc.

SoundConverter is an easy to use application with all the basic plus cool features you could expect from such application. It supports a lot of formats – in fact it can accept all the input formats that is supported by GStreamer i.e the input format supported by SoundConverter are – MP3, FLAC, WAV, MPEG, ALAC, Ogg, Vorbis, AAC, AVI, DTS, MOD, S3M, XM, APE etc and the most common output formats are MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3), AAC (Advanced Audio Coding), FLAC (Free Audio Lossless Codec), WAV etc.

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Important Features of SoundConverter

  • it’s simple to use, with an intuitive interface
  • it is very fast and uses multithreaded conversion
  • it can process a number of files easily, because of its efficient use of processing power of CPU
  • Powerful Automated Renaming (also patterns and removal of unwanted/messy characters)

Install SoundConverter in Ubuntu (11.10/12.04/other versions)

sudo apt-get install soundconverter

When the installation is complete, you can drag the input files to the main window and click on Convert Button. You may want to set the type/quality of output audio files under preferences.

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Visit official website for information about SoundConverter.

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how to install handbrake on ubuntu 10.10

What is Handbrake ?

A free open source software that will generate required video format(for the most of the common devices) from the particular source formats.Basically it is a video converter that you can use on Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat)/10.04(Lucid Lynx) to transcode the target video type for ipod,iphone and mobile devices at zero cost! Actually Most of the Windows users don’t want to try Ubuntu 10.10 because they feel uncomfortable with the incompatibility problem of their favorite devices/Applications with Linux Environment,so handbrake is very useful for a lot of users.The Latest release is Handbrake 0.9.5,released on Jan,2011.

Features of Handbrake Video/Audio Converter

  • it’s available for All platforms e.g windows,Linux,Mac.
  • it is a multithreaded video converter
  • Handbrake supports DVD,VOB,blue ray formats as input
  • it can convert the source file in to variety of formats e.g mp4(m4v),mkv,MPEG-4(ffmpeg),Theora(libtheora),mp3,AAC,Vorbis etc.
  • Live Video Preview
  • video cropping and scaling
  • subtitles,srt,ssa etc
  • + a lot of extra features

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Installing Handbrake video transcoder on Ubuntu 10.10

#1 : Download the .deb(Debian Package) of the handbrake software(Debian because here I’m dealing with Ubuntu 10.10,if you are using other flavor of Linux then choose the appropriate package from the list).

Download Handbrake for Ubuntu 10.10

or go to it’s official website.

#2 : After downloading the correct package,open it with Ubuntu Software Center;click on install to proceed.

#4 : When the installation is complete,go to the Applications menu and start using it.

For,Ubuntu a lot of free open source video converters/tools are available and all have some distinct features so try out alternative apps if some one doesn’t work well for you.If you have any idea regarding the open source video transcoding tools then you might want to share it though comments.Have Fun!!

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Video Format Conversion Tool for Ubuntu 10.04
For Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx), the recommended video converter is Transmageddon Video Transcoder.The main purposes of this software is to help peoples in creating different formats of files so that they can play on their mobile devices without much effort.Transmageddon is very easy to use with a simple and easy to use user interface(GUI). It has support for almost all common files formats and you can directly choose the mobile devices(i.e for Sony PSP or Nokia OR Apple Ipod Nano or Sony Playstation3 or Motorola KRZR K1v) from the options and it will automatically geneate the required format.The full list of supported Codecs(Containers,Audio and Video encoders) are

  • Ogg
  • AVI
  • flv
  • MPEG TS
  • MPEG4
  • Quick Time
  • MXT
  • MP3
  • AAC
  • FLAC
  • Vorbis
  • Theora
  • MPEG2
  • xvid
  • DivX5
  • Dirac

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Install video converter-Transmageddon Video Transcoder on Ubuntu

  1. Open Ubuntu Software Center(USC) from Aplications.
  2. Search for “Transmageddon” or “Video Transcoder” in the quick search bar.
  3. Click on install button to proceed for installation;it may ask you to enter your login password(Ubuntu 10.04 user account) if so then enter.
  4. Downloading and installing process will finish within few minutes.
  5. That’s All…Now open it from Applications->Sound & Video->Transmageddon Video Transcoder…..

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