Converting music file formats in Linux

Converting music file formats may not be your top priority. But consider this: What if you wanted to create a so-called 'car' CD - a disk with lots of good music for the road? Most likely your car music system will support only a limited number of formats. Or what if you wanted to pack your music onto a portable device that supports only certain file formats, like mp3?

Another option is ripping CDs (legally, of course - your own property, bought with hard earned money). You may end up with music files in curious formats that you may not want - or be able to able on your own machine, let alone some nebulous car stereo.

This article will show you how to easily switch between music file formats, be they wav, mpc, mp3, ogg, or any other, so you can enjoy them anywhere, anyhow and any which way you want.