Package: soundkonverter
Version: 0.9.91-1
Severity: normal

It's been a while since I used Soundkonverter, but in version
1.0.0beta2 I have noticed that I can no longer specify the exact LAME
command line I need.

I suspect that the squiddly twiddly menu widgets corresponding to
"Insane", "Quality: 0", and "Quality: 2" correspond to "--preset
insane", "-V0", and "-V2", respectively, but without access to things
like "--resample", "-q n", and various other things, the package is
now literally completely useless to me. I guess I could fiddle with
widgets for a couple of hours and use the process list to find out
what it's passing to lame, but I know exactly what I need, and
fighting with Soundkonverter until I persuade its new widgets to
produce the desired command line is just going to take me longer than
it will take to write this bug report and then manually decode,
re-encode, and tag everything I'm working on right now.

My use of Soundkonverter was 100% as a front-end to automate decoding
of FLAC files and the subsequent tagging and organizing of MP3s for
which I had absolute control of the LAME command line. Without the
capability to control precisely and exactly every single LAME command
line option, Soundkonverter is now just dead weight on my disk.
Frankly, I couldn't care less what's on the "Simple" tab, but the
"Detailed" tab is now just more confusing to beginner users and
useless to me.

I sincerely hope to see Soundkonverter ship in the future with the
option once again to completely control the LAME command line.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages soundkonverter depends on:
ii  kdebase-runtime               4:4.4.5-1  runtime components from the offici
ii  libc6                         2.11.2-2   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libgcc1                       1:4.4.4-8  GCC support library
ii  libkcddb4                     4:4.4.5-1  CDDB library for KDE Platform (run
ii  libkdecore5                   4:4.4.5-1  the KDE Platform Core Library
ii  libkdeui5                     4:4.4.5-1  the KDE Platform User Interface Li
ii  libkfile4                     4:4.4.5-1  the File Selection Dialog Library
ii  libkio5                       4:4.4.5-1  the Network-enabled File Managemen
ii  libqt4-dbus                   4:4.6.3-1  Qt 4 D-Bus module
ii  libqt4-network                4:4.6.3-1  Qt 4 network module
ii  libqt4-svg                    4:4.6.3-1  Qt 4 SVG module
ii  libqt4-xml                    4:4.6.3-1  Qt 4 XML module
ii  libqtcore4                    4:4.6.3-1  Qt 4 core module
ii  libqtgui4                     4:4.6.3-1  Qt 4 GUI module
ii  libsolid4                     4:4.4.5-1  Solid Library for KDE Platform
ii  libstdc++6                    4.4.4-8    The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libtag1c2a                    1.6.3-1    TagLib Audio Meta-Data Library

Versions of packages soundkonverter recommends:
ii  cdda2wav        9:1.1.10-1               Dummy transition package for iceda
ii  cdparanoia      3.10.2+debian-9          audio extraction tool for sampling
ii  faad            2.7-4                    freeware Advanced Audio Decoder pl
pn  ffmpeg          <none>                   (no description available)
ii  flac            1.2.1-2+b1               Free Lossless Audio Codec - comman
ii  kdemultimedia-k 4:4.4.5-1                transparent audio CD access for ap
ii  mp3gain         1.5.1-3                  Lossless mp3 normalizer with stati
ii  mplayer         2:1.0~rc3++final.dfsg1-1 movie player for Unix-like systems
ii  mppenc          1.16-1                   Musepack lossy audio codec encoder
ii  speex           1.2~rc1-1                The Speex codec command line tools
ii  timidity        2.13.2-39+b1             Software sound renderer (MIDI sequ
ii  vorbis-tools    1.4.0-1                  several Ogg Vorbis tools
ii  vorbisgain      0.36-3.1                 add Replay Gain volume tags to Ogg
ii  wavpack         4.60.1-1                 an audio codec (lossy and lossless

soundkonverter suggests no packages.

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