Manpage Monday: afconvert(1)

2008-11-24 06:03:10 -08:00

afconvert is a command-line utility that uses Core Audio to convert audio files from one format to another.

The manpage is actually pretty sparse (like the rest of the Core Audio documentation); you’re better off reading the command-line help:

% afconvert -h

A simple example is to convert an AIFF file to AAC in an MPEG-4 file:

% afconvert -f 'm4af' -d 'aac ' -b 98304 Recording.aiff

The resulting file is 96 kbps (98,304 bps) and is named “Recording.m4a”.

UPDATE 2008-11-26: Corrected permalink and title to include the section number.

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