In this tutorial, we will see how to install the latest version of fre:ac  audio converter under Ubuntu 16.10/16.04 and Linux Mint 18 or older.

fre:ac  is an open source audio converter and CD ripper that supports many audio formats. Here are some of its key features:
  • Converts between MP3, MP4/M4A, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, and AAC
  • Built-in Audio CD Ripper with freedb/CDDB support
  • Portable application (can be run everywhere)
fre:ac  Audio Converter Installation

To  install fre:ac under 64-bit platforms, run these commands:

cd /tmp 
wget https://goo.gl/rUWpKP -O freac-linux-x64.tar.gz 
tar -xf freac*.tar.gz -C ~/

For 32-bit platforms, run these commands:

cd /tmp 
wget https://goo.gl/Apvfts -O freac-linux.tar.gz 
tar -xf freac*.tar.gz -C ~/

To create a shortcut for launching the application from your desktop, run these commands:

cd ~/freac-* 
wget http://bit.ly/2eU4ZkA -O createDesktopIcon.sh 

To launch it from unity launcher, drag the app icon from your desktop into the Unity launcher.

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