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3 Media Conversion Apps That Will Make You a True Believer

Nov 03, 2010, 19:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Dealing with the mind-numbing array of formats present in digital media can be intimidating for a user of any platform, and users considering Linux may be hesitant to switch if they think certain types of files simply cannot be made to play on an open source OS. There's really nothing to fear, though -- here are three applications that can transform common and obscure media types into ones easily digested by Linux.

"One of the lingering concerns potential Linux users have is the worry of leaving behind Windows software they have relied on for playing audio and video files. That used to be a valid concern. But it isn't something to worry about any more.

"Three relatively new Linux apps make it possible to convert sound and video files so that most Linux distros can play them. Arista Transcoder, SoundConverter and OggConvert together or separately can enable all of your media passions in Linux."

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