SoundConverter - Free audio Converter on Linux Mint
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SoundConverter - Free audio Converter on Linux Mint

SoundConverter - Free audio Converter

SoundConverter is a simple and lightweight utility for converting audio files. Available for linux and UNIX-like. Not to be confused with SoundConverter for windows and mac os x, because it is a different utility, written by different people. SoundConverter is written in GTK+ using the framework GStreamer.

Sorry for the spelling and phonetic errors in the text.
Owner and main writer of is not a native English speaker.

SoundConverter remains one of the most frequently used conversion software. Of course, if you need to change the format of the audio file only once, it is more convenient to use the services of cloud Converter. But if you often need it, will be much easier to install SoundConverter, which takes up very little space on your hard drive and cope with the task much faster than most of its competitors. While you do not need every time to upload to the cloud the desired file, and then download the modified version - just specify the path to the file and the format in which you want to convert.

SoundConverter - Free audio Converter

SoundConverter is the leading audio file converter for the GNOME Desktop. It reads anything GStreamer can read (Ogg Vorbis, AAC, MP3, FLAC, WAV, AVI, MPEG, MOV, M4A, AC3, DTS, ALAC, MPC, Shorten, APE, SID, MOD, XM, S3M, etc...), and writes to Opus, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, AAC, and MP3 files, or use any GNOME Audio Profile.

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SoundConverter aims to be simple to use, and very fast. Thanks to its multithreaded design, it will use as many cores as possible to speed up the conversion. It can also extract the audio from videos.

Clean and easy interface
GNOME HIG compliant interface. Just get the job done and forget about it.
Fast, multithreaded, conversion
Process huge number of files in record time. Finally use all these cores.
Powerful automated renaming
Change filenames and create folders according to tags. Why doing boring tasks when you can just click a button?

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Installation into Linux Mint:

sudo apt-get install soundconverter

To install the most recent version you can add third-party repositories from

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb trusty-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install soundconverter

Please note that this option is suitable for Linux Mint 17/17.1. Change the repository application in accordance with the version of Ubuntu, which is based on your system. For Example Saucy.

Good Luck!!!

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