Howto: use audio-convert in ThunarFebruary 18, 2008 at 1:09 pm | Posted in programs, scripts, tips and tricks, xubuntu | 7 Comments
Tags: actions, audio-convert, nautilus, scripts, thunar, xfce, xubuntu
One of the best scripts for GNOME’s file manager Nautilus is audio-convert. audio-convert is a program that lets you convert mp3s to oggs, wavs, and vice versa. For me, it’s one of the main reasons I use Nautilus. Now, though, I can also use it with Thunar too. Here’s how:
1) If you haven’t already, install audio-convert. To do so, open up a terminal (Xfce Menu > Accessories > Terminal) and run the following:
sudo apt-get install nautilus-script-audio-convert
2) Next, open up the Thunar file manager and go to Edit > Configure custom actions…. Click the Add (plus) sign and put in the following:
a) Under the Basic tab:
Command: /usr/share/nautilus-scripts/ConvertAudioFile %f
b) Under the Appearance Conditions tab:
Put a checkmark next to Audio files. Click Ok and exit out of the actions manager.
Now you can right click any audio file and go to audio-convert. audio-convert will do the work from there. Enjoy!