MP3do is an "all in one" bash script. It is useful for decoding and mastering audio files. It can decode a list of MP3 or Ogg Vorbis files to WAV or CD-R, auto-convert poor quality MP3s to 44100Hz stereo, check whether all files fit on a CD, normalize all WAV files (adjust the volume to a standard volume level), and burn a CD.
HandBrake is a multi-threaded DVD to MPEG-4 ripper and converter. It can encode directly from DVDs (even encrypted ones) or from VIDEO_TS folders. AC3, LPCM, and MPEG audio tracks are supported. The output can be contained in MP4, AVI, or OGM files, and the output audio is encoded in either AAC, MP3, or Vorbis. Other features include support for 2-pass encoding, encoding of two audio tracks, a bitrate calculator, and deinterlacing, cropping, and scaling of the original picture.
audiokonverter is a small utility to easily convert from OGG, MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, WMA, RealAudio, Musepack, Wavpack, WAV, and movies to MP3, OGG, M4A, WAV, and FLAC in Konqueror by right-clicking on them. It needs oggenc, oggdec, faac, faad, flac, mplayer, wvunpack, and lame to work. id3lib, metaflac, and vorbis-tools are optional, but needed for full functionality.
XO Wave is a digital audio workstation designed to meet the needs of audio and video professionals, with a focus on CD mastering and audio for video work. XO Wave provides professional-grade capabilities for manipulating audio, with a familiar and elegant interface. It supports direct recording from any Core Audio device (ALSA/Jack/OSS on Linux), importing and exporting files in a variety of formats (including songs from iTunes playlists), CD burning, multi-track editing, support for many Audio Units, and QuickTime synchronization and export.
The GlobeCom Jukebox is a music jukebox with integrated CDDB-aware ripping and groupware functionality. It is completely configurable from the Web interface, seamlessly integrates ripping from CD to encoded MP3, and supports grouping of songs, peak adjustment, account management for access, streaming of jukebox or single song, themability, album handling, and online help.
DVD95 is an GNOME application to convert DVD9 to DVD5 (4.7 GB). It needs no additional packages, since embedded versions of vamps and dvdauthor are included. The interface is pretty simple to use. The shrinking factor may be computed for best results, or an adaptive compression ratio method may be used. The DVD can be converted to a file tree or an ISO file. The result can be viewed in xine, vlc, or mplayer. Burning the converted image is done with third party software. The output can either include or omit the menus in the source.
MP3FS is a read-only FUSE filesystem that transcodes FLAC audio files to MP3 on the fly when opened and read. It is useful to enable the use of your FLAC collection with software and/or hardware that only understands MP3s. It is also a novel alternative to traditional MP3 encoder applications. Just use your favorite file browser to select the files you want encoded, and copy them somewhere.