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soundKonverter and fre:ac

Article from Issue 212/2018
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Transfer the contents of audio CDs to your PC and convert the contents of music folders with soundKonverter and fre:ac.

The Linux world plays host to several tools for ripping music CDs, but demanding audiophile users are often dissatisfied with the functionality of conventional rippers: Many of the tools lack important additional functions, such as automatic volume adjustment.

With free programs like soundKonverter [1] and fre:ac [2], you can do everything from ripping and transcoding in a single interface. In some cases, the programs do not provide the functions directly, but instead act as graphical front ends for other audio utilities.


soundKonverter has been in development for more than 10 years and is continually maintained by the project developers. soundKonverter resides in the repositories of most major Linux distributions. See the documentation for your own Linux distro for more on obtaining and installing soundKonverter in package form.


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