It shows me an error (shown below) when I try to convert from mp3 to GNOME Audio File (.m4a)

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Any tips on how I can fix this? Urgent help will be much appreciated.


from https://answers.launchpad.net/soundconverter/+question/145978

*"The codec you need is the FAAC (free advanced audio encoder) plugin for GStreamer. It's in the package gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse; you can install the package through the Synaptic Package Manager, or in a terminal with the command:

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse

After that M4A (or AAC) should appear as an option in Sound Converter."*

  • Thanks for your answer! I am now trying this out, although the option already appears it shall work after. :') – Vineen Malig Manarang Aug 7 '12 at 12:28
  • After doing this.. now, a new error appears: i.imgur.com/CRprh.png – Vineen Malig Manarang Aug 7 '12 at 14:22
  • hmm... I'm using the ppa I mentioned in the comment to the other answer. Maybe that's why it works for me. – Thorsen Aug 7 '12 at 14:36
  • I'm on 12.04, when I install Ubuntu it's the 12.04 one.. since I'm having trouble with my Windows license key. Are there any working ppa for 12.04 for SoundConverter? Many thanks. – Vineen Malig Manarang Aug 8 '12 at 3:45

Check that Gstreamer packages are updated to latest version.

  • How can I install such packages? I installed using the command line and fortunately I still have the latest one I downloaded from their site (the zipped ones, .tar.gz if not mistaken). – Vineen Malig Manarang Aug 7 '12 at 10:06
  • take a look at launchpad.net/~gstreamer-developers/+archive/ppa for your version of Ubuntu. Be warned that moving to the latest can make your system more fragile :) – Thorsen Aug 7 '12 at 11:26
  • I'm on the 12.04 version, that's the version I installed using wubi when I'm still on Windows... so any ppa working for my version? – Vineen Malig Manarang Aug 9 '12 at 0:12

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