Perl Audio Converter – CLI audio ripping tool

Perl Audio Converter (pacpl) is a command-line tool tool for converting multiple audio types from one format to another.

The software supports a wide range of audio formats and video extensions.

The software is released under an open source license.

Features include:

  • CD ripping function with CDDB support.
  • Audio tagging.
  • Tag preservation for most supported formats
  • Independent tag reading and writing.
  • Recursive directory support.
  • Batch conversion.
  • Supports aften, dcaenc, mp3HD Toolkit, lame, toolame, bladeenc, flac, mac, shorten, faac, faad, cdparanoia, oggenc/oggdec, mplayer, speexenc, speexdec, sndfile-convert, mpcenc, mpcdec, wavpack, ofr/ofs, ttaenc, ffmpeg, libav, la, bonk, sox, flake, opus, and opus-tools.
  • 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, AUD, MAT4, MAT5, M4A, M4R, MP2, MP3, MP4, MP4A, 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.
  • Extracts audio from video: RM, RV, ASF, DivX, MPG, MKV, MPEG, AVI, MOV, OGM, OGV,  QT, VCD, SVCD, M4V, NSV, NUV, PSP, SMK, VOB, FLV, WEBM and WMV.
  • Service menus for KDE Dolphin/Konqueror, Gnome Nautilus script, and action scripts for Nemo/Thunar are also provided.
  • Directory structure preservation.
  • While not supported by the developer, the software also runs in macOS and Windows operating systems.

Website: vorzox.wixsite.com/pacpl
Support: SourceForge Project Page
Developer: Philip Lyons and contributors
License: GNU GPL v3

Perl Audio Converter

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