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I recently downloaded a pack of keygen chiptunes (via http://keygenmusic.net/), and most of them are in file formats such as .xm, .mod, etc. I'd like to convert them all to mp3, hopefully using a tool like avconv (so I can batch process them).

However, when I issue avprobe <filename>, I get the following error:

avprobe version 9.18-6:9.18-0ubuntu0.14.04.1, Copyright (c) 2007-2014 the Libav developers
  built on Mar 16 2015 13:19:10 with gcc 4.8 (Ubuntu 4.8.2-19ubuntu1)
2000AD/2000AD - Creatures To The Rescue +3 trn.mod: Invalid data found when processing input
# avprobe output

How can I convert these files to mp3 format?

Also, here is a list of all the filetypes I need to convert:

   24 ahx
    2 amd
    4 bp
    7 d00
    4 fc13
   15 fc14
    6 hsc
  217 it
   99 mid
    5 mo3
  989 mod
    6 mp3
    1 mtm
    3 nsf
   19 ogg
    3 rad
   82 s3m
    2 S3M
  119 sc68
   18 sid
  124 v2m
    9 wav
 3116 xm
   20 ym
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Use ffmpeg. It has support for the external libraries libopenmpt, or the older libmodplug, which are needed for module files. You'll need to get or compile ffmpeg with --enable-libopenmpt or --enable-libmodplug.

avconv is missing this capability, among many other things.

Also see How do I convert a S3M file to MP3?

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  • I compiled ffmpeg with --enable-libmodplug and now I can convert it, mod s3m, xm to mp3. For some reason I cannot convert mp3 to any of those formats. When I try "ffmpeg -i file.mp3 file.mod" I get the error "Unable to find a suitable output format for file.mod"
    – MAGA
    Nov 28 '19 at 20:37
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    @sergio These external libraries are demuxers only and do not enable encoding of these formats. FFmpeg does not have support for encoding of module and tracker files.
    – llogan
    Dec 2 '19 at 18:45
  • Saving a MOD/XM/S3M/IT as MP3 is the equivalent of saving a Photoshop PSD as a JPEG. MP3 and JPEG is the "merged" format - can't be converted back to the complex format that PSD and MOD/XM/S3M/IT is.
    – mr_lou
    Jul 7 '20 at 6:53

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