Is there a way for soundconverter to filter files by extension

Asked by wvarner on 2010-05-30

My music folder has tons of music files that are fairly randomly encoded into different types audio types (mp3, m4a, wma, ogg, etc.). I would like to convert all and only wma files in the directory to ogg files, and not convert the mp3s or anything else. I know I can hunt through the directory and add each file individually, but I'm wondering if there is a way for soundconverter to filter the folder and add only wma files to the conversion queue. Thanks for the very useful program!

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2010-05-31
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2010-05-31
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2010-05-31
Best GautierPortet (kassoulet) said : #1

SoundConverter by itself cannot do that.

But you can use find:
    find -name "*.wma" | xargs soundconverter

wvarner (winshipvarner) said : #2

Thanks GautierPortet, that solved my question.

wvarner (winshipvarner) said : #3

A further note: I ran into problems when my files contained spaces, but the way to get around this is to do the following:
    find -name '*.wma' -print0 | xargs -0 soundconverter