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Title: OggConvert  
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Subject: List of Linux audio software, GStreamer, List of free and open-source software packages
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Developer(s) Tristan Brindle
Stable release 0.3.3 / May 24, 2010 (2010-05-24)
Development status Stable
Written in Python
Operating system GNU/Linux, experimental Windows version
Available in around 30 languages
Type Media conversion tool
License LGPL

OggConvert is an Open source tool, released under the GNU LGPL, for converting audio and video files of various types into the free Ogg Vorbis audio format, and the Theora, VP8 and Dirac video formats. It supports Ogg, Matroska and WebM containers for output. It is developed by a single author, primarily for Linux. A number of community translations exist for the software.

Nominally, OggConvert is a GNOME utility, but depends only on the GStreamer Python bindings package and uses GTK+ libraries, allowing it to run in a number of desktop environments. An Experimental Windows version exists and limited support is offered for Solaris and Mac OS X, as the author is unable to test on these platforms.

OggConvert uses a point and click interface, requiring the selection of a file and format to convert to. Providing a gstreamer plugin exists for the media you want to convert, it supports a wide variety of file types.

OggConvert is available to download from the author's page as packaged files for Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian[1] and Windows. The source code is also available.


  1. ^
  • Nathan Willis, OggConvert makes Ogg converts (and converts to Oggs), December 21, 2007 (9:00:00 PM),
  • Brindle, Tristan (2007-01-26). "OggConvert". Canonical. Retrieved 2014-03-23. OggConvert is a small Gnome utility that uses GStreamer to convert media files to the licence-free Theora, Dirac and Vorbis formats. 

External links

  • OggConvert home page
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