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Old 06-19-2014, 12:02 PM   #1
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Burning MP3's as wav files for cd player


We buy some accompaniment tracks online and download. They are mp3 files. In windows I would use media player, just drag them to make a cd and they just work in the player. In Ubuntu I have been using a sound converter to make them wav files and then using k3b to burn them.

Question is, is there a better/easier way? If command line is fastest I am not afraid of it

I am using Ubuntu 14.04

Thanks for the help !
 
Old 06-19-2014, 12:17 PM   #2
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that seems to be the smart way:
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/pdf/MP3-CD-Burning.pdf

i suspect that gui's that burn mp3 -> cd are doing the intermediary step (mp3 -> wav -> cd) in the background.

maybe a diy zenity script or nautilus script will make it seamless ?
 
Old 06-19-2014, 12:22 PM   #3
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I've never had a problem with Brasero. As stated, it does the conversion for you... but if you want to do it at command line, you can use lame and cdrecord.

Code:
lame --decode somefile.mp3 somefile.wav
cdrecord dev=/dev/cdrom -audio -pad *.wav
Note that the cdrecord utility is in the wodin package in centos/sl.
 
Old 06-19-2014, 12:38 PM   #4
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I will check on Brasero, it did not work so well in earlier versions, just sorta hung there and very slow. My method worked, just thought there would be a more streamlined way.

Thanks schneidz for the tldp link, should've tried there ...

Thanks szboardstretcher, I will check into Brasero, maybe it works better on 14.04

edit: wow, brasero worked fine...thanks. I had a bad go last time so did not try...

Last edited by jkirchner; 06-19-2014 at 12:40 PM.
 
Old 06-19-2014, 12:41 PM   #5
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No need to switch to Brasero if you are already using K3B, K3B does the conversion on the fly, just choose an Audio-CD project and throw your MP3s at it.
 
Old 06-19-2014, 02:17 PM   #6
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No need to switch to Brasero if you are already using K3B, K3B does the conversion on the fly, just choose an Audio-CD project and throw your MP3s at it.
Oh gee, I must have overlooked something. Thanks Tobi, I feel like such a dummy...
 
Old 06-19-2014, 06:18 PM   #7
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jkirchner, I've always thought that K3B should have the "New Project" item under the "Project" menu, not under the "File" menu. That seems more intuitive (that is, easier to remember and more difficult to overlook) to me than how it's presently set up.

That's pretty much the only criticism I have about K3B.
 
Old 06-19-2014, 06:40 PM   #8
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Thanks frankbell. I do like k3b and checked, and silly me, it was there all along. Just brain melting down I think. I am getting ready to just drop windows and am ironing out the last bits of little things.
 
Old 06-21-2014, 10:25 AM   #9
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A quick way is to use
Code:
lame --decode file.mp3
to convert mp3 to wave and cdrecord to burn them to CD.
 
  


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