"While large cheap hard disks allow you to keep your audio
collection in a lossless format such as FLAC on your home network,
when you are on the move you probably want to squeeze the most out
of every gigabyte by using a compressed format. This article takes
a look at three tools aimed at making audio conversion for portable
music players a painless task.
"The KDE desktop offers audiokonverter, while GNOME provides
audio-convert and audio-convert-mod. The latter two are separate
projects despite their similar names..."