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Convert wma to mp3 on Linux

Today i wanted to listed to some old tracks, which for some reason i had saved in .wma format. Added them to Rhythmbox and it complained about needing a plugin which it didn’t find. I fired up Google and learned that i need to install some gstreamer codecs, but with my files it still didn’t worked. That so, i decided to convert the wma files to mp3 using the Perl Audio Converter. Install was painless on Ubuntu 10.04:

sudo apt-get install pacpl

After install, go to the folder that contains your .wma files and run:

pacpl -t mp3 *.wma