This week, in our Linux Page (in Spanish) we have posted a review SoundConverter which is, in our opinion, the best and perhaps the most complete audio converter for Ubuntu. SoundConverter is very simple to install and after few minutes you will be able to freely “play” with your music library. SoundConverter plays: Ogg Vorbis, AAC, MP3, FLAC, WAV, AVI, MPEG, MOV, M4A, AC3, DTS, ALAC, MPC, Shorten, APE and writes: WAV, MP3, FLAC and Ogg Vorbis files. In the SoundConverter website you can also find some useful extra instructions about “how to enable mp3 output“. More in general, please don’t forget to take a look at the Ubuntu Documentation site to learn how to play restricted formats on your Feisty.
Today in our Freeware page, we posted a brief review (in Spanish) about MP3Gain: a very powerful freeware to manage the volume of your mp3 (and AAC-experimental-) collections. Using MP3Gain you can easily adjusts mp3 files so that they have the same volume during your listening. MP3Gain is better than other similar software because, thanks to its direct encoding, you haven’t any quality losts in your collections. Simple to use and really powerful!
This week some French sites announced the launch of a new Ipod concurrent: Wipzy. This new Mp3 reader has a preloaded Turbolinux OS and plays mp3, ogg, aac, divx and jpeg files. Wipzy, if connected with a computer, could be a bootable linux OS (Turbolinux) with Firefox, Thunderbird, Voip and Skype. The weigth is 60 grams and the player will have a 4 gb flash memory. At the moment the estimated price is USD 250.00 and, in February, it will tested in the Japanese market before being selled in Europe and USA. If these information are correct, perhaps, in the next years, ipod will have a more frightening competitor than Zune.