Quickly Convert Audio Files To Different Formats In Linux Mint 19


Sound Converter is a lightweight GNOME utility that can convert audio files to different formats like OGG Vorbis, MP3, WAV, FLAC and more.

To download and install, open the Terminal and type in:

sudo apt install soundconverter

installing Sound Converter in Linux Mint 19

After it’s installed, Sound Converter will be available from the Multimedia section. (This example uses Linux Mint 19.3 with Xfce environment).

Sound Converter installed in Linux Mint 19 Xfce

The interface for Sound Converter is basic. Add the source audio files that need to be converted by clicking on Add File or Add Folder icon.

adding source audio files to be converted using Sound Converter

The default output format is OGG but it can be changed to other types by clicking on Preferences.

accessing Sound Converter preferences

Choose the output format from the Format drop-down and select as needed.

choosing output audio format in Sound Converter

Also, the output quality and the resampling rate can be changed from here if needed.

different available output audio formats in Sound Converter

Finally, click on Convert to begin.

Converting audio files using Sound Converter in Linux Mint 19

The audio files will be generated in the preferred format.

conversion complete using Sound Converter

From the Preferences section, you can also change the destination folder where the processed audio files will be generated. By default, they are generated in the same folder as that of the source file but can be changed to a different path.

source and destination audio files in the same folder

Sound Converter also supports batch conversion. Add multiple source files and begin conversion.

batch conversion of audio files using Sound Converter

They will be processed one after the other in the selected output format and will be available in the destination folder.

output audio files generated in different destination folder using Sound Converter

Easy and quick to use.

Happy converting.


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