I listen to a lot of music when I’m working. A blend of trip-hop, EDM and occasionally some soft jazz. As a small aside, here is my top 5 chill music youtube channels:

  1. Majestic Casual
  2. Koola Kontrol
  3. La Belle Musique
  4. Chill Nation
  5. Blunted Beatz

I download most of my playlists off of Youtube using a firefox extension called Savefrom(It’s also available on other browsers). Because they’re downloaded in mp4 format, I usually want to convert them to mp3 so that I can store them on other devices if I want to. Usually, the conversion can be done online for small files but playlists are a couple of hundred megabytes and more so you’ll want an easy and reliable solution for this. That’s where the linux terminal comes in.

To convert MP4 to MP3, I use a little command line tool called Pacpl. First things first, you’ll want to download it like so:

$ sudo apt-get install pacpl

Once the download is complete, decide which file you want to convert and when you’re ready, type this command to begin the conversion:

$ pacpl --to mp3 -v -r -bitrate 320 [path to your file]

Then let the magic happen. Enjoy your playlists. Cheers