Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, SoundConverter is a simple and fast tool for converting audio files. It has support for all the files supported by GStreamer and converts them to Ogg, WAV, FLAC or MP3. The latest version available is SoundConverter 2.1.4, which has been recently released, coming with important fixes.
Among others, it fixed an error accured when converting a video to an audio file because Python 2.7 requires to install plugins to play H.264 media files, implemented a fix for the issue occurred when converting files with the same name, in the same time and now, the users can directly export the files from SoundConverter to a MTP device.
In this article I will show you how to install Soundconverter 2.1.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via the GetDeb repository, installing Soundconverter 2.1.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the repository and the key to your system, update the local repository index and install the soundconverter package. Like this:
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install soundconverter
Optional, to remove soundconverter, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove soundconverter