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{{foobar Component Infobox
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{{panel|This page contains information specific to the new Converter included with foobar2000 versions 1.1 and newer. For older versions of foobar2000, see [[foobar2000:Preferences:Converter|Preferences:Converter]].|color=yellow}}
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{{Foobar Component Infobox
 
| name                = Converter
 
| name                = Converter
 
| module_name          = foo_converter
 
| module_name          = foo_converter
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| license              =  
 
| license              =  
 
}}
 
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{{panel|This page contains information specific to the new Converter included with foobar2000 versions 1.1 and newer. For older versions of foobar2000, see [[foobar2000:Preferences:Converter|Preferences:Converter]].|color=yellow}}
 
 
The '''Converter''' component is included with foobar2000 installers, and allows you to convert your audio files to other file formats.
 
The '''Converter''' component is included with foobar2000 installers, and allows you to convert your audio files to other file formats.
  
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==Supported file formats==
 
==Supported file formats==
[[File:foobar2000 converter setup - choose output file format.png|thumb|Choose output file format window.]]
 
 
===Input file formats===
 
===Input file formats===
 
The converter supports any formats playable by your foobar2000 configuration, natively or through optional input components.
 
The converter supports any formats playable by your foobar2000 configuration, natively or through optional input components.
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====Native====
 
====Native====
 
The following output formats are available "out of the box":
 
The following output formats are available "out of the box":
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* [[WAV]]
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* [[Wave64]]
 
* [[AIFF]]
 
* [[AIFF]]
 
* [[AU|AU/SND]]
 
* [[AU|AU/SND]]
* [[WAV]]
 
* [[Wave64]]
 
 
 
====Additional====
 
====Additional====
* [[AAC]]
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* [[AAC|AAC/MP4]] - using [[Nero AAC]] encoder - command-line encoder executable (neroAacEnc.exe) required
** [[Apple AAC]] - command-line encoder executable (qaac.exe) and [[iTunes]] required
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** [[Nero AAC]] - command-line encoder executable (neroAacEnc.exe) required
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** [[Fraunhofer FDK AAC]] - compiled FDK AAC library required
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** Winamp [[FhG AAC]] - command-line encoder executable (fhgaacenc.exe) and [[Winamp]] required
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* [[Apple Lossless]] - command-line encoder executable ([[refalac|refalac.exe]]) required
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* [[FLAC]] - command-line encoder executable (flac.exe) required
 
* [[FLAC]] - command-line encoder executable (flac.exe) required
 
* [[MP3]] - using [[LAME]] - command-line encoder executable (lame.exe) required
 
* [[MP3]] - using [[LAME]] - command-line encoder executable (lame.exe) required
 
* [[Musepack]] - command-line encoder executable (mpcenc.exe) required
 
* [[Musepack]] - command-line encoder executable (mpcenc.exe) required
* [[Ogg Vorbis]] - command-line encoder executable ([[oggenc|oggenc.exe]]) required
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* [[Ogg Vorbis]] - command-line encoder executable (OggEnc.exe) required
* [[Opus]] - command-line encoder executable (opusenc.exe) required
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* [[WavPack]] - command-line encoder executable (wavpack.exe) required
 
* [[WavPack]] - command-line encoder executable (wavpack.exe) required
  
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: This section defines how the converter handles file name conflicts with existing files. It can either overwrite the existing file or skip the file. If "Ask" is selected the converter will display a dialog window each time a file name conflict occurs during conversion. If "Skip" or "Overwrite" is selected it will always skip or overwrite files.
 
: This section defines how the converter handles file name conflicts with existing files. It can either overwrite the existing file or skip the file. If "Ask" is selected the converter will display a dialog window each time a file name conflict occurs during conversion. If "Skip" or "Overwrite" is selected it will always skip or overwrite files.
 
; Output style and file name formatting
 
; Output style and file name formatting
: This section defines whether each track is converted to a separate file or multiple tracks are put into one file. The name format for both the single-track and the multi-track options allows the use of {{code|/}} (forward slash) or {{code|\}} (backward slash) to generate subfolders inside the chosen root folder.
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: This section defines whether each track is converted to a separate file or multiple tracks are put into one file. The name format for both the single-track and the multi-track options allows the use of / (forward slash) or \ (backward slash) to generate subfolders inside the chosen root folder.
 
:; Convert each track to an individual file
 
:; Convert each track to an individual file
:: Like the name of the option suggests the converter will generate one output file for each selected tracks. Selecting {{button|...}} on the right side of the window will open the File Name Pattern Selector.
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:: Like the name of the option suggests the converter will generate one output file for each selected tracks. Selecting "..." on the right side of the window will open the File Name Pattern Selector.
 
:; Generate multi-track files
 
:; Generate multi-track files
 
:: All tracks with the same formatted name will be put into the same file. If the output format has native support for multiple tracks in one file (e.g. Ogg and MP4 containers), the converter will use this. Otherwise the converter will generate an accompanying [[cue sheet]] file (.cue) for each multi-track file.
 
:: All tracks with the same formatted name will be put into the same file. If the output format has native support for multiple tracks in one file (e.g. Ogg and MP4 containers), the converter will use this. Otherwise the converter will generate an accompanying [[cue sheet]] file (.cue) for each multi-track file.
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==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[Foobar2000:Free Encoder Pack|Free Encoder Pack]]
 
 
* [[Foobar2000:Ripping CDs|Ripping CDs with foobar2000]]
 
* [[Foobar2000:Ripping CDs|Ripping CDs with foobar2000]]

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