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Old 07-08-2009, 03:45 AM   #1
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missing installed application


i have fedora 10 installed presently i am working in the GNOME ènvironment.

recently i installed nautilus-sound-converter

Code:
# yum install nautilus-sound-converter
but then i could not find it in my system. since it is an application of sound i thought it would be in ¨Applications -> sound & video¨...
to my surprise it was not there.
i thought of trying it in a command line but the problem is i dont know the proper command. i tried guessing and pressing tab to find similar application but all in vain.

how can i figure it out in my machine...
 
Old 07-08-2009, 03:55 AM   #2
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did you try with a "locate"?
if not try

#updatedb

#locate sound-converter | more
 
Old 07-08-2009, 03:57 AM   #3
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You can check if the package contains some binary executable by the rpm command:
Code:
rpm -ql nautilus-sound-converter | grep bin
Anyway, since it is a nautilus extension, maybe you will just see an additional entry in the right-click menu for audio files.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 04:15 AM   #4
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Code:
rpm -ql nautilus-sound-converter | grep bin
seems to have no result........

i tried the the command
Code:
#locate sound-converter | more
/usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-2.0/libnautilus-sound-converter.so
/usr/share/nautilus-sound-converter
/usr/share/doc/nautilus-sound-converter-1.0.1
/usr/share/doc/nautilus-sound-converter-1.0.1/COPYING
/usr/share/doc/nautilus-sound-converter-1.0.1/NEWS
/usr/share/doc/nautilus-sound-converter-1.0.1/README
/usr/share/nautilus-sound-converter/main.xml
/usr/share/nautilus-sound-converter/progress.xml
it traversed through the folders but no executable command was found.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 04:30 AM   #5
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Actually there is no binary executable. Looking at the package description, it confirms my previous assertion:
Code:
Name        : nautilus-sound-converter     Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 1.0.1                             Vendor: Fedora Project
Release     : 1.fc10                        Build Date: Mon 09 Feb 2009 03:46:40 PM CET
Install Date: (not installed)               Build Host: x86-2.fedora.phx.redhat.com
Group       : User Interface/Desktops       Source RPM: nautilus-sound-converter-1.0.1-1.fc10.src.rpm
Size        : 68607                            License: GPLv2+
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Thu 19 Feb 2009 12:43:52 PM CET, Key ID bf226fcc4ebfc273
Packager    : Fedora Project
URL         : http://code.google.com/p/nautilus-sound-converter/
Summary     : Nautilus extension to convert audio files
Description :
Adds a "Convert Sound File..." menu item to the context menu
of audio files. This opens a dialog where you can decide what audio
format you wish to convert the selected files to.
This is a nautilus extension that gives you an additional functionality to the file manager. If you want a full audio editor you can try audacity or use mencoder from the command line.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 04:38 AM   #6
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It seems that nautilus-sound-converter is rather a wrapper for the Nautilus file manager to provide a front-end to audio conversion, without being being an audio converter itself. It is using the GStreamer framework to do the actual job. To convert audio or video files use either mencoderer of ffmpeg, these are pretty powerful tools.

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Old 07-08-2009, 04:59 AM   #7
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can audacity be used to convert file format???

and what do i need to do to run this nautilus-sound-converter
 
Old 07-08-2009, 05:08 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by lemon09 View Post
can audacity be used to convert file format???
Yes. From the Audacity list of features:
Code:
Import and Export

Import sound files, edit them, and combine them with other files or new recordings. Export your recordings in several common file formats.

    * Import and export WAV, AIFF, AU, and Ogg Vorbis files.
    * Import MPEG audio (including MP2 and MP3 files) with libmad.
    * Export MP3s with the optional LAME encoder library.
    * Create WAV or AIFF files suitable for burning to CD.
    * Import and export all file formats supported by libsndfile.
    * Open raw (headerless) audio files using the “Import Raw” command.
    * Note: Audacity does not currently support WMA, AAC, or most other proprietary or restricted file formats.
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and what do i need to do to run this nautilus-sound-converter
Absolutely nothing! If you've successfully installed the nautilus-sound-converter package, open Nautilus, look for an audio file and see if in the right-click menu you see the entry "Convert Sound File...". Have you looked at the package description I posted in one of my previous posts? It's explained there.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 01:16 PM   #9
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Absolutely nothing! If you've successfully installed the nautilus-sound-converter package, open Nautilus, look for an audio file and see if in the right-click menu you see the entry "Convert Sound File...". Have you looked at the package description I posted in one of my previous posts? It's explained there.
very sorry to say cloucix that the solution did not work. there was no such entry in the right-click-menu.

as a matter of interest where did get the code(i mean output)in the post #5
 
Old 07-08-2009, 01:21 PM   #10
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That's really strange. Maybe it supports only some audio file types. You can see the package description using either rpm -qi nautilus-sound-converter or yum info nautilus-sound-converter.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 02:29 PM   #11
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That's really strange. Maybe it supports only some audio file types.
thereś something more strange. when i execute the following command, it gives the following output.
Code:
# yum info nautilus-sound-converter.
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Error: No matching Packages to list
and i am so sure that i installed it through yum.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 03:13 PM   #12
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You can verify using
Code:
rpm -qi nautilus-sound-converter
it will tell immediately if package is not installed.
 
  


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