Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Convert Different Audio In Command Line in Ubuntu

Converting different audio formats in Ubuntu is quite an easy task. Just start Soundconverter, or first install it, if you don't have.

sudo apt-get install soundconverter

But I needed to do it in command line. Soundconverter can do it either. (What a good boy!) But you just need to know the mime-type of the output file (simply adding the desired suffix doesn't work). For example, to convert "my_favourite mp3" to wav you can use:

soundconverter -b -m audio/x-wav -s .wav my_favourite.mp3

See the full list of mime types.

For the available options see

soundconverter -h


man soundconverter