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  • File Converters?

    (First up: I tried searching in case there had been a thread on this before, but of the words "Ogg to MP3", the words "ogg", "to", and "MP3" were too short to be searched for. So there you go.)

    Right. I've got some Ogg files that I'd quite like to have in MP3 format (so I can put them on my ipod), and some Avi files that I'd like as MP4s (same again). Can anyone recommend a good, free file converter that won't give me ten thousand viruses? One that can do multiple file types would be nice, though if there is a particularly good one that only does specific files that would be ok as well.
    I ask because, whilst searching for "free file converter" turns up a lot of results, many of the suggested programs look less than reputable, and I'd rather not accidentally download some malware in the guise of useful software.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!

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    Re: File Converters?

    http://media.io/

    I use this for OGG to mp3.

    You can use this as well, i use it and it's a fairly decent converter.

    http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/
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      Re: File Converters?

      I'm not sure FreeMake will convert Vorbis to MP3 since it's a video encoder/decoder (as in take audio only files and output audio only files). Though I have it along with a few other video converters and it's pretty simple easy when I just want to make a quick video encode/re-encode.

      I almost always turn to fre:ac (Free Audio Converter) which uses the open source LAME encoder (amongst others) to convert some of my Vorbis and FLAC music files to MP3. There are several other open source/freeware programs out there as well that also use a variety of OSS encoders to convert various types to various types, but this is one of the few that are still maintained (and has a website that hasn't disappeared). It's been quite a while since I last used it, but I think there is a batch converter in there.

      Alternatively, you could always get LAME binary, install it, then download and install Foobar2000. Then using Foobar, you can point it to your LAME install and use that to convert your .ogg to .mp3 files that way. But I like fre:ac more. :)
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        Re: File Converters?

        Ok, thanks guys. I'll give some of these a try and see which one works best for me.
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