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does anyone know how to convert MP3 to AAC format on linux?

Postby PATRIOT7ME on Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:28 pm

itunes won't work on linux.

Does anybody else know another way?
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Re: does anyone know how to convert MP3 to AAC format on linux?

Postby lagagnon on Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:00 pm

Banshee or gtkPod should do what you want.
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Re: does anyone know how to convert MP3 to AAC format on linux?

Postby PATRIOT7ME on Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:34 pm

lagagnon wrote:Banshee or gtkPod should do what you want.

where can I find those or do you have a link. I tried to find one of them and couldn't find it
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Re: does anyone know how to convert MP3 to AAC format on linux?

Postby Copa360 on Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:41 pm

PATRIOT7ME wrote:
lagagnon wrote:Banshee or gtkPod should do what you want.

where can I find those or do you have a link. I tried to find one of them and couldn't find it


I've never heard of gtkPod, but Banshee should be in the Mint or Ubuntu repositories. I just installed it and I'm just running the default repos.
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Re: does anyone know how to convert MP3 to AAC format on linux?

Postby PATRIOT7ME on Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:56 pm

Copa360 wrote:
PATRIOT7ME wrote:
lagagnon wrote:Banshee or gtkPod should do what you want.

where can I find those or do you have a link. I tried to find one of them and couldn't find it


I've never heard of gtkPod, but Banshee should be in the Mint or Ubuntu repositories. I just installed it and I'm just running the default repos.

thanks i just installed. Do your song automatically become AAC format when you put them on Banshee?
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Re: does anyone know how to convert MP3 to AAC format on linux?

Postby kei84 on Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:48 pm

You can use Soundconverter. It's in the repository.
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Re: does anyone know how to convert MP3 to AAC format on linux?

Postby linuxviolin on Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:59 pm

kei84 wrote:You can use Soundconverter. It's in the repository.

Hmm, I'm not sure/don't think that SoundConverter can convert in AAC... :roll:
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Re: does anyone know how to convert MP3 to AAC format on linux?

Postby PATRIOT7ME on Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:36 pm

Can someone please give me a real damn answer.
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Re: does anyone know how to convert MP3 to AAC format on linux?

Postby Carl on Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:45 pm

PATRIOT7ME wrote:Can someone please give me a real damn answer.


My understanding is that aac is a lossy codec? like mp3... you will loose audio quality by converting between lossy formats if you were converting from say wav, wma or flac you would probably have more luck as most decent applications wont do what you want as it's not really a good thing to do :?

why do you want to convert mp3 to aac?
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Re: does anyone know how to convert MP3 to AAC format on linux?

Postby Carl on Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:48 pm

linuxviolin wrote:
kei84 wrote:You can use Soundconverter. It's in the repository.

Hmm, I'm not sure/don't think that SoundConverter can convert in AAC... :roll:


You are mistaken Sound Converter is perfectly capable of doing this :wink:
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Re: does anyone know how to convert MP3 to AAC format on linux?

Postby linuxviolin on Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:52 pm

Carl wrote:
linuxviolin wrote:
kei84 wrote:You can use Soundconverter. It's in the repository.

Hmm, I'm not sure/don't think that SoundConverter can convert in AAC... :roll:


You are mistaken Sound Converter is perfectly capable of doing this :wink:

Yes you're right, now SoundConverter can convert to AAC, .m4a only, but if you use one the last versions. e.g. Debian, even in Sid, has only 1.3.1, so no AAC support! I guess AAC encoding support has been added with the version 1.3.2 (http://developer.berlios.de/project/shownotes.php?release_id=14985)...
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