I t looks like Deadbeef player should convert between different audio formats just by right-clicking and selecting "Convert"
But after that and a few seconds of delay as if working nothing happens.
Has anybody used it successfully and how?
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The deadbeef player's .deb package has some errors in it's control file. It does not properly lists it's dependencies for some of it's components. For example, conversion to .aac format from .mp3 format requires
faac, but it doesn't list that.
I played it from terminal and tried to convert a .mp3 file to .aac file. The output is given below:
anwar@anwar:$ /opt/deadbeef/bin/deadbeef starting deadbeef 0.5.6 [static] ...... ...... selected output plugin: ALSA output plugin INFO: loading playlist Default INFO: from file /home/anwar/.config/deadbeef/playlists/0.dbpl convgui: gtkui plugin not found plugin Converter GTK3 UI failed to connect to dependencies, deactivated. plugin Shellexec GTK3 UI failed to connect to dependencies, deactivated. gtkui: found cover-art loader plugin
And when I clicked on the convert button. The output was as follows:
converter: will encode using: faac -w -o "/home/anwar/fdfd.mp4" - sh: 1: faac: not found converter: write error (-1 bytes written out of 8000)
Which clearly indicates, the conversion requires
faac package which isn't installed and wasn't in it's dependency list either!
faac package with this command
sudo apt-get install faac
and after installation, the conversion successfully completed and the output was as follows:
converter: will encode using: faac -w -o "/home/anwar/fdfd.mp4" - Freeware Advanced Audio Coder FAAC 1.28 Quantization quality: 100 Bandwidth: 16000 Hz Object type: Low Complexity(MPEG-4) + M/S Container format: MPEG-4 File Format (MP4) Encoding - to /home/anwar/fdfd.mp4 frame | elapsed | play/CPU 2640 | 2.5 | 24.06x
For AAC -
faac package. Install it with
sudo apt-get install faac
For FLAC -
flac package. Install it with
sudo apt-get install flac
For MP3 -
lame package. Install it with
sudo apt-get install lame
For MS RIFF WAV - No package is needed
For MusePack -
musepack-tools package. Install it with
sudo apt-get install musepack-tools
For Ogg Vorbis -
vorbis-tools package. Install it with
sudo apt-get install vorbis-tools
For wavpack -
wavpack package. Install it with
sudo apt-get install wavpack
For TTA - I didn't find a package for it. But it is very easy to get or compile from source.
For TTA conversion: Credit goes to this forum post
To get the proper file names and to set output location:
%a - %t [%l] will produce something like Artist - Title [1:23]. More on title formatting, here.