soundconverter man page

soundconverter — convert sound files to other formats


soundconverter [options] [file...]


soundconverter is a simple tool for converting sound files to other formats. It can work from the command line, but is really meant for interactive use in the GNOME environment.


-h, --help

Print out a usage summary.

-b, --batch

Convert in batch mode, from command line, without a graphical user interface. You can use this from, say, shell scripts.

-m, --mime-type arg

Set the output MIME type for batch mode. The default is audio/x-vorbis. Note that you probably want to set the output suffix as well. You can also use shortcuts: aac, flac, mp3, vorbis, wav.

-q, --quiet

Be quiet. Don't write normal output, only errors.

-d, --debug

Print additional debug information.

-s, --suffix arg

Set the output filename suffix for batch mode. The default is .ogg. Note that the suffix does not affect the output MIME type.

-t, --tags

Show tags for input files instead of converting them.  This indicates command line batch mode and disables the  graphical user interface.

-j, --jobs=

Force number of concurent conversions. Default is one per present CPU.


Lars Wirzenius ( Gautier Portet ( Uwe Bugla (


2009-06-10 GNOME User's Manual