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By cadj at 2004-12-28 02:05
Heres how to convert these files easily.
1. create a text file called wmamp3 in your ~/
2. Open the file in your favorite editor and enter the following
current_directory=$( pwd )
for i in *.wma; do mv "$i" `echo $i | tr ' ' '_'`; done
for i in *.[Ww][Mm][Aa]; do mv "$i" `echo $i | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]'`; done
#Rip with Mplayer / encode with LAME
for i in *.wma ; do mplayer -vo null -vc dummy -af resample=44100 -ao pcm -waveheader $i && lame -m s audiodump.wav -o $i; done
#convert file names
for i in *.wma; do mv "$i" "`basename "$i" .wma`.mp3"; done
3. Save the file
4. In a console, give the command
chmod +x ~/wmamp3
5. as root, copy the file to your exec path (/usr/bin or /bin)
6. Now you can change to the directory containing your WMA files and give the command
It usually takes approx 30 seconds to convert a 4 min long file.
well i hope this has helped, if there are any improvements or comments please just let me know.