Install SoundConverter 2.1.1 on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04

July 22, 2013 — 2 Comments

This simple tutorial shows how to install SoundConverter on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint via GetDeb repository.

soundconverter

SoundConverter is a simple sound converter application for the GNOME environment. It reads sound files in any format supported by GStreamer and outputs them in Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, or WAV format, or MP3 format if you have the GStreamer LAME plugin.

SoundConverter aims to be simple to use, and very fast. Thanks to its multithreaded design, it will use as many cores as possible to speed up the conversion. It can also extract the audio from videos.

Tutorial Objectives:

  • Install SoundConverter 2.1.1 on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04
  • Enjoy!

To get started, add the GetDeb repository. To do so, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to add the repository:

wget http://archive.getdeb.net/install_deb/getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb

Then you can search for and install soundconverter via synaptic package manager. Or run below commands to update package lists and install:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install soundconverter

Once installed, open it from Unity Dash.

soundconverter in unity

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2 responses to Install SoundConverter 2.1.1 on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04

  1. PLEASE HELP. I got the following.

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    The following extra packages will be installed:
    libbonoboui2-0 libbonoboui2-common libgnomecanvas2-0 libgnomecanvas2-common
    libgnomeui-0 libgnomeui-common python-gnome2 python-pyorbit
    Suggested packages:
    python-gnome2-doc python-pyorbit-dbg
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    libbonoboui2-0 libbonoboui2-common libgnomecanvas2-0 libgnomecanvas2-common
    libgnomeui-0 libgnomeui-common python-gnome2 python-pyorbit soundconverter
    0 upgraded, 9 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
    Need to get 154 kB/1,005 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 4,224 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    Err “http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/” precise-getdeb/apps soundconverter all 2.1.1-1~getdeb1
    404 Not Found
    Failed to fetch “http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/pool/apps/s/soundconverter/soundconverter_2.1.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb” 404 Not Found
    N: Ignoring file ‘getdeb.list.bck’ in directory ‘/etc/apt/sources.list.d/’ as it has an invalid filename extension
    N: Ignoring file ‘getdeb.list.bck’ in directory ‘/etc/apt/sources.list.d/’ as it has an invalid filename extension
    E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with –fix-missing?

    • The Getdeb is a personal maintained repository. It’s free and non-profit, the server might be overloading. Try it again or later! I just tried and it’s OK for me.

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