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Old 05-27-2005, 06:02 PM   #1
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Audio Conversion: FLAC to WAV

I am looking for a linux utility (command and GUI are both fine) that allows me to convert between lossless audio file types such as flac, wav, shn, and etc.

Any suggestions?

I tried google, but did not come up with anything. I appreciate your input.
Old 05-27-2005, 06:27 PM   #2
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as for converting anything to wav.. use whatever format's player, they should have options to extract to wav file. mpg321 has a -w option. vorbis has oggdec. both lossy formats and therefore not that helpful.

as far as I know you can use flac -d to decode flac.
a program that converts between many formats, as far as I know doesn't exist. if you want to convert between lots of the same file types I wrote a mp3 to vorbis script I would be glad to modify to work with your formats.
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flac -d file.flac
Also try sox. It is the swiss army pen of audio formats.
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I've used audacity too to convert a few number of them.
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Sound Converter

Easiest is to use sound converter available in most distributions, just select the file you wish to convert
select in sound converter preferences how you wish the conversion to proceed, options being ogg,flac mp3 wav or opus
conversion takes usually less than 10 seconds.

Hope that helps


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