Gnac – Easy-to-use audio conversion program
Gnac is an easy-to-use audio conversion program for the GNOME desktop. It is designed to be powerful but simple. It provides easy audio file conversion between all GStreamer supported audio formats.
Install gnac on ubuntu
Open the terminal and run the following commands
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnac-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnac
SoundConverter is very similar from the looks of it and already in the repos. Any reasons I’d want to consider Gnac instead?
Its worth pointing out that if your incoming files (mp3 in this case) are of poor qualité, your output files will not be any better.
Gnac allows to easily add custom conversions, unlike SoundConverter. I wanted to convert my mp3’s down to 32k but SoundConverter only allowed down to 64k. One my first try Gnac seems to work fast and well.
Why would anyone want to listen to mp3s at 32k?
nothing beats old winff
video to audio
audio to audio
and you name it to what ever
it has been discontinued but it still works in ubuntu
I think maybe if someone has audiobooks, or maybe some other spoken source that they might want to put on a device with very limited storage.
That would be my best guess anyway.
I suppose that makes sense, as a lot of audio devices don’t yet support better codecs for spoken audio, such as Speex.