[RNLD] Batch audio convert

Tue Dec 4 14:45:03 UTC 2012

I use MediaConverter for drag-drop conversion for Mac (totally free). It converts sound files and also converts between just about any video file, or directly from video to sound (or sound to video, but that's rather pointless). Just choose the format you want to convert TO (you can experiment with creating your own, or use the presets), highlight your files in Finder, and drag them in - it will auto-detect the input and adjust accordingly.

You can find it and some extra presets at: http://media-converter.sourceforge.net/

You should probably also install the free ClipGrab app to make sure you have the correct libraries: http://clipgrab.de/en

  For a free solution I have not found anything that tops it.


On Dec 4, 2012, at 9:58 PM, Claire Bowern wrote:

I use Switch for this; it's free and works.

On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 4:59 AM, Jeremy Hammond <Jeremy.Hammond at mpi.nl<mailto:Jeremy.Hammond at mpi.nl>> wrote:
Hi All,

If this is an ongoing process (i.e. multiple batches) and you are comfortable with terminal (or basic scripting) then SoX is a great tool to have in your workflow


It will handle all kinds of audio problems, like splitting channels, changing bit-rates, formats etc.



On 04/12/2012, at 6:36 AM, arabana at internode.on.net<mailto:arabana at internode.on.net> wrote:

Hi Felicity

About two years ago I was sent this email re the conversion - any help?:

I thought you might be interested in this mac application to convert files into MP3s
Nick Crowther
Freerange Future

Greg Wilson

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Re: [RNLD] Batch audio convert

i use aimersoft total media converter. click, drag, encode.

On 04/12/2012, at 3:29 PM, Felicity Meakins wrote:

Hi all,

I was wondering whether anyone had any recommendations for free Mac programs which do batch converts of .wav files to .mp3 files (for streaming online).

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