Perl Audio Converter
Audio Software
Description:

A tool for converting multiple audio types from one format to another.

It supports the following audio formats:
3G2, 3GP, 8SVX, AAC, AC3, ADTS, AIFF, AL, AMB, AMR, APE, AU, AVR, BONK, CAF, CDR, CVU, DAT, DTS, DVMS, F32, F64, FAP, FLA, FLAC, FSSD, GSRT, HCOM, IMA, IRCAM, LA, MAT, MAUD, MAT4, MAT5, M4A, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPC, MPP, NIST, OFF, OFR, OFS, OPUS, OGA, OGG, PAF, PRC, PVF, RA, RAW, RF64, SD2, SF, SHN, SMP, SND, SOU, SPX, SRN, TAK, TTA, TXW, VOC, VMS, VQF, W64, WAV, WMA, and WV.


It can also extract audio from the following video extensions:

RM, RV, ASF, DIVX, MPG, MKV, MPEG, AVI, MOV, OGM, OGV, QT, VCD, SVCD, M4V, NSV, NUV, PSP, SMK, VOB, FLV, WEBM and WMV.

Parallel Processing,a CD ripping function with CDDB support, batch conversion, tag preservation for most supported formats, independent tag reading & writing, service menus for KDE Dolphin/Konqueror, Gnome Nautilus script, and action scripts for Nemo/Thunar are also provided.

Changelog:

3 years ago

5.0.1 Stable Released

For a list of all changes visit the following site:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pacpl/files/pacpl/5.0.1

6 years ago

TheBudda

I have installed this here which re-directed me to packman and it just don’t work for me no matter what I do.openSUSE 11.3. I am at my wits end as I no this is a top prog
please help

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6 years ago

Sandra20

thank u very much for this program, but I have found a very nice program also called audio converter extractor max which converts any audio file to any format in a simple manner and what surprised me that it was for free ,find it here http://audiotools.ws

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6 years ago

gerstavros

please, can somebody make it compatible with mandriva? i tried to compile it, but some perl modules couldnt be installed :(

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7 years ago

karapuz

If i convert file with russian tags, then i can't read the tags in the new file. Instead of letters, scribbles. I tried to convert flac to mp3.

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8 years ago

mintlars

I installed this script and it seems to work fine except that I don't have any servicemenu in dolphin. What can I do?

I'm using kubuntu 8.10 with kde4.

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8 years ago

srog

#1 Check that the pacpl.desktop files are at the right place

command: kde4-config --path services
should tell where the services are and there should be a ServiceMenu folder.

command: locate pacpl.desktop
should tell where they are


#2 I need to tune pacpl.desktop file a bit. -> KDE 4 -> http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/Creating_Konqueror_Service_Menus


I did a manual installation: http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/index.php?topic=3093565.0

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8 years ago

mintlars

Ok, following #2 from the above tip, I edited the pacpl.desktop file and copied it to the folders given by 'kde4-config --path services' and now it works.

Here's how pacpl.desktop looks after I edited it:
Quote:
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Service
ServiceTypes=KonqPopupMenu/Plugin
MimeType=audio/*;video/*;application/x-flash-video;inode/directory
Actions=AAC;AC3;AIF;AIFF;APE;AU;AVR;BONK;CAF;CDR;FAP;FLA;FLAC;IRCAM;LA;LPAC;M4A;MAT;MAT4;MAT5;MMF;MP2;MP3;MP4;MPC;MPP;NIST;OFR;OFS;OGG;PAC;PAF;PVF;RA;RAW;SD2;SF;SHN;SMP;SND;SPX;TTA;VOC;W64;WAV;WMA;WV;
X-KDE-Submenu=PACPL-Convert


Thanks

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8 years ago

Okanda

Hello,

Now on KDE4 I reinstall Pacpl. Installation work fine for Dolphin but some audio-format are missing.
MMF is one of them. Do I need a special package?

Thanks.

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8 years ago

Okanda

I did not see I got all the audio formats available in Amarok. So I can convert all I want.
But in Dolphin I don't have everything.
A known problem?

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8 years ago

Okanda

This programm is great, thank you very much.
But, in debian Testing (lenny), d3lphin replace dolphin.
The manual installation work fine if changing $KDEDIR/share/apps/dolphin/servicemenus with $KDEDIR/share/apps/d3lphin/servicemenus.

For people who use d3lphin it could be cool to have the option during the make.

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8 years ago

viron

I'll be sure to include that in the next release. Thanks for the heads up! =)

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9 years ago

jimhitch

Anyone know where I can find an amr converter? I use my mobile for recording, but need to convert to a better format.

Thanks

Jim

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9 years ago

viron

If you can email me one of your .amr files I will add it in the next release (if possible).

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9 years ago

jimhitch

That would be great. I can't find an address for you though.

Email me, jim.hitch at the address in my signature, and I'll email a file.

Jim

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8 years ago

Okanda

Here is a program that can convert to .amr :
http://www.miksoft.net/mobileMediaConverter.htm

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9 years ago

Farmer

Hi, Awesome program I remember using it with openSuse 10.0 a while back, I've recently switched to kubuntu and now I can't seem to get it to work right, (it's not in the repos, yast had it tho..)

I've installed the latest .deb beta but when I do actions > pacpl and choose what format I want nothing happens*** I can only choose from wav, mp3 and ogg. But when I do pacpl -f I'm getting 33 supported formats. the actions > pacpl menu is not there in dolphin either even tho I've copied that pacpl.desktop to servecimenus.


***After some more testing it might be because the files I'm trying to convert is in a folder with an insanely long name, I still only got 3 formats to choose from, I made konqueror default so I don't need dolphin.

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9 years ago

viron

Any and all problems relating to the Debian package should be referred to it's maintainer. You might also try installing from the source package and seeing if that has any effect.

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9 years ago

gfairbanks

I have a directory tree with a mix of mp3 and flac files. I'd like to batch convert everything to be mp3 or ogg before loading it onto a portable media player, to save space.

PACPL works fine for this, except that it decodes each mp3 then re-encodes it as mp3. I'd love to be able to just copy over existing mp3 files.

Here's what I'm doing now:

pacpl --to mp3 --recursive --preserve --outdir=/tmp/mp3 .

I tried using --only *.flac but that does not copy the mp3 file over.

Thanks!

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9 years ago

viron

I'll see what I can do. =)

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9 years ago

mrnegitoro

Hi,

I have a (probably stupid) question about using the -d and -o flags.

I am running the command below (using PHP) which works great except that the output files retain their file extensions.

Meaning if there is 'file.flac' in the $_src_files directory it is output as 'file.flac' in the $_dist_files directory. I thought the file extention might automatically be changed...

Is this assumption incorrect?

pacpl --ct mp3 -d ' . $_src_files . ' -o ' . $_dist_files

Thanks!

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9 years ago

mrnegitoro

Me again...

The above was a stupid question, the problem was with my script...

Thanks for PACPL, it's excellent!

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9 years ago

viron

sorry for the late reply, and I'm glad you found a solution to your problem. Out of curiosity, is this php script of yours on a publicly available website?

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9 years ago

finifly

What packages do I need installed to convert from MP3 or OggVorbis. Right now I have the following installed:

lame
lame-extras
liblame0
libmp3-info-perl
libmp3-tag-perl

In Konqueror I have the option to convert only to Ogg and Wav.

Also, is there a way to use the menu system in Dolphin the same way that is available in Konqueror?

Thanks!

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9 years ago

viron

You can use the konqueror servicemenu in dolphin by copying $KDEDIR/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus/pacpl.desktop to $KDEDIR/share/apps/dolphin/servicemenus

As for what specific packages you need installed, it would help to know what distribution you are running. If it's (K)Ubuntu you will need the Ubuntu restricted extras package.

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9 years ago

finifly

Thanks for the fast reply. Everything is working great now.

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