audiokonverter Original

Dolphin Service Menus flv mp3 mp4 ogg

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Description:

audiokonverter is a service menu (and also a commandline utility) to easily convert from MP3, OGG, AMR, AAC, M4A, FLAC, WMA, RealAudio, Musepack, Wavpack, WAV and movies to MP3, OGG, M4A, WAV and FLAC in Konqueror by right-clicking on them. It needs ffmpeg/avconv, oggenc, oggdec, faac, faad, flac, mplayer and lame to work. id3lib is optional for full functionality. Also optional are vorbis-tools and metaflac for handling other metadata. See README how/where to get that software.
Be sure about needed software when installing prebuilt packages!

Please vote for "good" if you like the program. There are many downloads with each release, but only a few votes.
Last changelog:

6.0.0 10 months ago

Added support for KDE5

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labrum

13 years ago

Thanks for your feedback! I guess the more downloads, the more votes you need, so it is very slow for audiokonverter. But percentage goes up lately.

The script is looking in $PATH of root, this may be empty in this special case. I will to try to fix this in the next version. Meanwhile ignore the warning if you know better.

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BorgQueen

13 years ago

You know I made a note of this the firs time I asked you about it. Sorry to bother you and thank you for the quick and patient reply.

So you know, in case it is something we are doing oddly. My distro is ark linux. You can join us at #arklinux on freenode.net if you have any questions. I would be more than happy to help. I always repay kindness. Develing for FOSS is a great kindness.

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labrum

13 years ago

Please add this as line 42 in install.sh:

PATH=/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:${PATH}

This would be my fix for your problem.

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BorgQueen

13 years ago

same error for mppdec. I have 1.16, is it that its old or something? If it doesn't affect the apps function does the error matter? I have noted that audio konverter can't convert to ipod formats.

Also, is this want you wanted?

function performchecks {
PATH=/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:${PATH}
for prog in $NEEDED
do

its on line 42 according to kwrite.

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labrum

13 years ago

Yes, that's the patch I meant.
What does "which mppdec" say for you and for root?
The version doesn't matter.
The installer doesn't complain about other programs?

What's the problem with m4a? Do you have faac 1.25?

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BorgQueen

13 years ago

ok upgraded to 1.25 and everything works!
Can't thank you so much for all your time and patience.

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BorgQueen

13 years ago

I have mppdec in both /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin, but I figured out what is actually going on. mppdec wasn't exexcutable. I don't know why it was but that was the problem. As soon as I fixed that, the complaint stopped.

Well this was my fault, I'm very sorry.
I do so appreciate your time and patience with this.

It doesn't complain about anything else.

I have flaac 1.24, I'm going to upgrade and let you know.

thanks, and again, sorry.

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ibc

13 years ago

It's a really useful extensión but IMHO with some usability issues:

- It asks the user for the folder to the new file. Why? The most common action is to leave the new file in the same directory but audiokonverter forces the users to navigate from his home again.

- A common option could be delete or mantain the "old" file, option which doesn't exist.

- Openning more and more dialog window for each question is not cool, it's a pain in fact.

- Opening a console is not cool at all.


So I suggest the following:


When the user invokes audiokonverter a configuration window appears (always).

This window contains:
- Destination directory browser (BY DEFAULT the current one in which the audio files are).
- Checkbox to delete or leave the "old" files.
- choosen codec own parameters (quality, bitrate and so).

When the user press "ok" the window becomes a new window containing:
- A cool bar progress (maybe possible?)
- Info about already encoded files (if hte users selected more than one).
- A log box (coul be a console kpart?) hidden by default with a button "Show details".
- A common "Cancel" buttom.

Regards.

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labrum

13 years ago

Thanks for your suggestions.

- Default is the dir you selected last time, this is useful for USB sticks. Same dir is a problem for ro media. This is a matter of taste, some people will not be satisfied, no matter what I do.

- delete or maintain old file: ro media issues, too many parameters issue.

- kdialog is a nice tool, easy to program, therefore 3 or 4 single windows one after the other.

- progress bar from the output of several encoders is a problem. Progress bar for the amount of files is possible.

To make it short, I have neither the ability nor the time to program what you suggested, but you are welcome to do so.
I also like a nicer interface, but I cannot code it, sorry.

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BobT

13 years ago

When converting from flac to mp3 the Year and Genre tags are being lost. I'm using version 5.5.

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labrum

13 years ago

Please post the output of
metaflac --show-tag=YEAR
and
metaflac --show-tag=GENRE
of a problematic file.

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BobT

13 years ago

There is no YEAR tag but there is a DATE tag. The GENRE tag seems to be working. The tags look OK in Konqueror as well.

metaflac --list gave the following:
METADATA block #2
type: 4 (VORBIS_COMMENT)
is last: false
length: 151
vendor string: reference libFLAC 1.1.1 20041001
comments: 6
comment[0]: Artist=Aimee Mann
comment[1]: Album=Whatever
comment[2]: Date=1993
comment[3]: Title=I Should've Known
comment[4]: Tracknumber=01
comment[5]: Genre=Rock

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BobT

13 years ago

Thanks for the Date/Year fix. I'm still having a problem with Genre though. It appears that in FLAC genre is a string but mp3 genre is a single byte.

I've been trying to find a genre string/number conversion utility. The id3v2 utility will generate a list of genres and genre numbers. mp3info will set the genre by name but only supports id3v1 at this time.

The genre code listing is here: http://www.linuxselfhelp.com/HOWTO/MP3-HOWTO-13.html#ss13.3

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BobT

13 years ago

Upon further investigation I discovered that id3v2 will set genre by name.

Changing line 105 of the audioconvert script to use id3v2 instead of id3tag seems to fix the genre bug and didn't appear to break anything else (I have only tested a couple of files so far.)

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labrum

13 years ago

OK, I will check this.

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cis202

13 years ago

sorry, but what I wrote before is not entirely correct because it sometimes works fine even with subdirectories.

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labrum

13 years ago

Hi, this sounds like a problem with the path name. This should not be, please try to find out which names work and which don't, or post working and non-working path names and trees here.

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cis202

13 years ago

thanks for the great tool.
I regularely have problems when I convert whole directories, containing subdirectories. In such a case it makes the directory-tree (or part of it) where I want it to and in the first sub-directory one of the files is partially converted (some 50 kB) and then it hangs. After pushing CTRL+C it creates the second sub-directory and a small file, etc
In short I cannot convert whole directories containing subdirectories.

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danielferber

13 years ago

I wonder if this software has real use... Ok, its nice to have a shortcut in the konqueror to convert files. But this shortcut only calls a command inside a terminal! It does not allow any settings, any control. It has no usability.

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labrum

13 years ago

This software does allow settings and stores them as default for next time.

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sede

13 years ago

It is absolutely useful. I often need to convert mp3 files to wav and ogg. I used another converter, which was very nice, but nightmare to use. Then I used audacity. Now this menu looks much easier and faster to use.

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wenceslao

13 years ago

Hi, I am a beginner with Linux. I have tryed to convert real audio files to mp3 using this audiokonverter but when right-clicking on *.ra file there is not the suitable choice.

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labrum

13 years ago

What's the mimetype of .ra on your system? Get it by right-click, properties, tool icon. Then look at the window title bar.
Which distro do you use?

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wenceslao

13 years ago

Mimetype is RealAudio/Video document. I use Mandriva 2007.

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labrum

13 years ago

I meant the technical name like: audio/vnd.rn-realaudio. Just follow my instructions given above.

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6.0.0 10 months ago

Added support for KDE5

Fix 3 years ago

fixed paths for KDE4

5 years ago

fix for ogg decoding

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