soundKonverter – audio converter frontend
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README


CONTENT
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1. About soundKonverter
2. Backends
3. Compile soundKonverter
4. Known bugs


1. About soundKonverter 0.3.8
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- Released by Daniel Faust (hessijames@gmail.com) under the terms of the GPL v2 -

soundKonverter is frontend to various audio converters.

The key features are:
- Audio conversion
- Replay Gain calculation
- CD ripping

It is extendable by plugins and supports many backends:
En-/decoding: oggenc/oggdec, lame, gogo, faac/faad, mppenc/mppdec, flac, mac, mplayer, ffmpeg, shorten, ttaenc, bonk, ofr, ofs, wavpack, lac, lpac, speexenc/speexdec, timidity
Replay Gain: vorbisgain, mp3gain, aacgain, replaygain (MusePack), metaflac, wvgain
CD ripping: tdeio_audiocd, cdda2wav, cdparanoia
This way you can convert between various audio formats:
Decoding: ogg, mp3, mp2, m4a/mp4, aac, 3gp, mpc/mp+, flac, ape, wma, asf/asx, ra, rv, rm, avi, mpeg, wmv, qt/mov, flv, ac3, au/snd, shn, tta, bonk, ofr, ofs, wv, la, pac, spx, mid, mod/s3m/stm/ult/uni/xm/m15/mtm/669/it, wav
Encoing: ogg, mp3, mp2, m4a, aac, mpc, flac, ape, ra, ac3, au, shn, tta, bonk, ofr, ofs, wv, la, pac, spx, wav

soundKonverter supports reading and writing tags for many formats, so the tags are preserved when converting files.
It comes with an Amarok script that allows you to easily transcode files when transfering to your media device.
And it is avalable in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Brazilian Portuguese.

2. Backends
===========

110.oggvorbis.soundkonverter.xml
http://www.vorbis.com

120.lame.soundkonverter.xml
http://lame.sf.net

122.twolame.soundkonverter.xml
http://www.twolame.org

123.toolame.soundkonverter.xml
http://toolame.sourceforge.net

125.gogo.soundkonverter.xml
http://homepage2.nifty.com/kei-i/

127.faac.soundkonverter.xml
http://www.audiocoding.com

130.musepack.soundkonverter.xml
http://www.musepack.net

135.flac.soundkonverter.xml
http://flac.sourceforge.net

137.mac.soundkonverter.xml
http://www.monkeysaudio.com

140.mplayer.soundkonverter.xml
http://www.mplayerhq.hu

145.ffmpeg.soundkonverter.xml
http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu

146.ffmpeg-lossless.soundkonverter.xml
Same as above, splitted just for internal use!

150.shorten.soundkonverter.xml
http://www.hornig.net/shorten.html

151.tta.soundkonverter.xml
http://tta.sourceforge.net

153.bonk.soundkonverter.xml
http://www.logarithmic.net/pfh/bonk/

155.optimfrog.soundkonverter.xml
http://www.losslessaudio.org

156.optimfrog-dualstream.soundkonverter.xml
http://www.losslessaudio.org

158.wavpack.soundkonverter.xml
http://www.wavpack.com

160.lac.soundkonverter.xml
Important: Rename the encoder "la" to "lac" because "la" is already used on linux!
http://www.lossless-audio.com

165.lpac.soundkonverter.xml
http://www.nue.tu-berlin.de/wer/liebchen/lpac.html

170.speex.soundkonverter.xml
http://www.speex.org

180.timidity.soundkonverter.xml
http://timidity.sourceforge.net

210.vorbisgain.soundkonverter.xml
http://sjeng.org/vorbisgain.html

220.mp3gain.soundkonverter.xml
http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net

225.aacgain.soundkonverter.xml
http://altosdesign.com/aacgain/

230.replaygain.soundkonverter.xml
This is the Replay Gain tool for musepack files!
http://www.musepack.net

240.metaflac.soundkonverter.xml
http://flac.sourceforge.net

250.wvgain.soundkonverter.xml
http://www.wavpack.com

310.cdda2wav.soundkonverter.xml
http://www.cdda2wav.de

320.cdparanoia.soundkonverter.xml
http://xiph.org/paranoia/


3. Compile soundKonverter
=========================

In order to compile soundKonverter, you need:
- taglib-devel 1.4.0 (libtaglib-devel on mandriva)
- cdparanoia (libcdda-devel on mandriva, cdparanoia-devel on fedora)

On some operating systems, the cdda check (cdparanoia) in ./configure may fail.
This is because sometimes the header files are at another location (eg. /usr/include/cdda instead of /usr/include on ark linux).
In this case remove the cdparanoia check from the configure.in.in file.


4. Known bugs
=============

- The options tabs get out of sync in some very rare cases
- taglib check in ./configure may fail

Backends that's output cant't be read:
- The progress of some backends can't be read properly

A big change is that soundKonverter now uses mime types.
If you find problems, please tell me about it.


Thanks to all Open Source programmers for their apps that I used to get some code.
Especially Kaffeine and Amarok.

Have a lot of fun.

Please send bug reports directly to hessijames@gmail.com