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README for GNOME sound converter application

A simple sound converter application for the GNOME environment. It reads anything the GStreamer library can read, and writes WAV, FLAC, MP3, and Ogg Vorbis files.

This application is somewhat less fast than various command line tools. Not a whole lot, however, and not enough to make me worry about performance for the foreseeable future. If you want ultimate performance, the command line tools are always going to be preferable.

Supported audio formats

All file formats that GStreamer can read from should now be supported (thanks to the wonderful "decodebin" element). The output formats are more restricted, however, since there is no "encodebin" element to magically convert to any format we might want.

Type Supported?
Ogg Vorbis yes
FLAC yes
Wave yes
MP3 yes

Copyright and acknowledgements

Copyright 2004 Lars Wirzenius
Copyright 2005-2017 Gautier Portet

thanks to:
Guillaume Bedot
Dominik Zabłotny
Noa Resare
Nil Gradisnik
Elias Autio
Thom Pischke
Qball Cow
Janis Blechert
Brendan Martens
Jason Martens
Wouter Stomp
Joe Wrigley
Jonh Wendell
Regis Floret
Toni Fiz
Seketeli Apelete
Cristiano Canguçu
Adolfo González Blázquez
Marc E.
Tobias Kral
Hanno Böck
Pedro Alejandro López-Valencia
James Lee
Christopher Barrington-Leigh
Thomas Schwing
Remi Grolleau
Julien Gascard
Kamil Páral
Stefano Luciani
Martin Seifert
Claudio Saavedra
Ken Harris
Jon Arnold
Major Kong
Uwe Bugla

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 3 of the License.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

Building and installation

To build from the latest source, use:

git clone
cd soundconverter
sudo make install

It is also available in the arch repositories:

sudo pacman -S soundconverter

As well as the debian repositories:

sudo apt install soundconverter


To start unittests, use:

make test
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