PowerShell Audio

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PowerShell Audio

PowerShell Audio
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audio conversion and tagging module for Windows PowerShell
Developer(s) Jebus
Release information
Initial release {{{released}}}
Stable release 1.0.0 (12 Dezember 2014)
Preview release {{{preview_release}}}
Operating system Windows
Additional information
Use Digital Audio conversion, tagging
License GNU GPLv3
Website GitHub project


PowerShell Audio is a PowerShell-driven interface for converting and tagging audio / music files. It is available under the Lesser GPL (v3) license, and is for Windows use only.


  • A unified interface to popular codecs (see Supported Formats).
  • Fast and highly concurrent ("multi-threaded") for modern, multi-core systems.
  • ReplayGain integration.
    • Batch-analyze thousands of files quickly,
    • save the results to disk,
    • convert to Apple SoundCheck format,
    • or apply the changes directly during encoding.
  • Metadata preservation between formats.
  • PowerShell interface brings powerful integration and scripting capabilities.
  • API is open-source and extensible.

Supported Formats

Supported languages

  • English

Example Usage

simple Examples
Convert a folder full of FLAC files into Lame MP3s:

Get-AudioFile *.flac  | Export-AudioFile "Lame MP3" -Directory C:\Output

Lame uses VBR -q 3 by default. To list the default switches:

Get-AudioEncoderDefaultSettingList "Lame MP3"

To get all the available settings for Lame:

Get-AudioEncoderAvailableSettingList "Lame MP3"

All the available cmdlets are documented. For examples and a list of parameters use:

Get-Help Export-AudioFile -Full

advanced Examples
Add ReplayGain to a entire FLAC library and treat each directory as a separate album:

Get-ChildItem C:\Users\Myself\Music -Directory -Recurse | % { $_ | Get-ChildItem -File -Filter *.flac | Measure-AudioFile ReplayGain -PassThru | Save-AudioMetadata }

Convert a whole FLAC library to VBR AAC, with SoundCheck tags calculated from album ReplayGain information:

Get-ChildItem C:\Users\Myself\Music -Filter *.flac -Recurse | Get-AudioFile | Export-AudioFile "Apple AAC" -Directory "C:\Output\{Artist}\{Album}" -Setting @{AddSoundCheck = "Album"} -Name "{TrackNumber} - {Title}"

Convert a whole FLAC library to VBR MP3, with ReplayGain directly applied to the resulting volume levels:

Get-ChildItem C:\Users\Myself\Music -Filter *.flac -Recurse | Get-AudioFile | Export-AudioFile "Lame MP3" -Directory "C:\Output\{Artist}\{Album}" -Setting @{ApplyGain = "Album"} -Name "{TrackNumber} - {Title}"

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