track2track(1) convert audio tracks


track2track [OPTIONS] <track 1> [track 2] ...


track2track converts audio tracks from one format to another.


-h, --help
show a list of options and exit
-I, --interactive
edit metadata and encoding options in interactive mode prior to converting tracks
-V, --verbose=VERBOSITY
The level of output to display. Choose between 'normal', 'quiet' and 'debug'.


-t, --type=TYPE
The audio format to convert the given tracks to. For a list of available audio formats, try: -t help.
-q, --quality=QUALITY
The desired quality of the converted tracks. For a list of available quality modes for a given format, try: -q help
-d, --dir=DIRECTORY
The target directory for the converted tracks. If none is given, the current working directory is used. If the target directory does not exist, it will be created automatically. This option is not compatible with -o
The format string to use for new filenames. Template fields are replaced with metadata values when new tracks are created. All other text is left as-is. If this option is omitted, a default format string is used.
-o, --output=FILENAME
An explicit output filename for the converted track. With this option, only a single input track is allowed. It overrides the -d option and the default output filename.
-j, --joint=PROCESSES
The maximum number of tracks to convert at one time. If one has multiple CPUs or CPU cores, allowing track2track(1) to use all of them simultaneously can greatly increase encoding speed.


convert all output files to the given sample rate, in Hz
convert all output files to the given number of channels
convert all output files to the given number of bits-per-sample


-M, --metadata-lookup
perform metadata lookup for converted tracks
the MusicBrainz server name to query for metadata
the MusicBrainz port to query for metadata
don't query MusicBrainz for metadata
the FreeDB server name to query for metadata
the FreeDB port to query for metadata
don't query FreeDB for metadata
-D, --default
When multiple metadata choices are available, select the first one automatically. This option has no effect when used with -I


add ReplayGain metadata to newly created tracks
do not add ReplayGain metadata to newly created tracks


Convert all the WAVE files in the current working directory to MP3s at the default quality:

track2track -t mp3 *.wav

Convert all of the FLAC files in sourcedir to Ogg Vorbis files and place them in targetdir:

track2track -t ogg -d targetdir sourcedir/*.flac

Convert all of the WAVE files in sourcedir to FLAC files, 2 at a time and at the highest possible compression (quality 8):

track2track -t flac -j 2 -q 8 sourcedir/*.wav


Template Fields

%(track_number)2.2dthe track's number on the CD
%(track_total)dthe total number of tracks on the CD
%(album_number)dthe CD's album number
%(album_total)dthe total number of CDs in the set
%(album_track_number)scombination of album and track number
%(track_name)sthe track's name
%(album_name)sthe album's name
%(artist_name)sthe track's artist name
%(performer_name)sthe track's performer name
%(composer_name)sthe track's composer name
%(conductor_name)sthe track's conductor name
%(media)sthe track's source media
%(ISRC)sthe track's ISRC
%(catalog)sthe track's catalog number
%(copyright)sthe track's copyright information
%(publisher)sthe track's publisher
%(year)sthe track's publication year
%(date)sthe track's original recording date
%(suffix)sthe track's suffix
%(basename)sthe track's original name, without suffix


Brian Langenberger