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fre:ac is a free open source audio converter and CD ripper that supports various audio formats and encoders, and also is available in several languages. With fre:ac you can convert between many sound formats sucha as:

MP3 MP4 M4A WMA Ogg Vorbis FLAC AAC


The application is portable and can be installed on any external storage media (USB flash drive). In this tutorial we will see how to instal and run the application under Ubuntu 14.10/Linux Mint  17.1 or older.

fre:ac Audio Converter Installation

You can download manually fre:ac from here, but if you want to download it from Terminal see below.

To download and run fre:ac on 64-bit systems, enter these commands:

cd /tmp 
wget http://goo.gl/A4tWSg -O freac-20141005-linux-x64.tar.gz 
tar -xf freac*.tar.gz -C ~/

For 32-bit systems, use these commands:

cd /tmp 
wget http://goo.gl/gHTkrq -O freac-20141005-linux.tar.gz 
tar -xf freac*.tar.gz -C ~/

The directory for fre:ac will be installed in your home folder, open it and run the "freac" executable file to start the application:



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