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k3b does work in gnome but it will only burn the mp3s as mp3s on a data cd, it doesnt recognize them as audio files. linux~powered i know that can be done but like i said, the point of this was to find a way to get around having to convert them and letting the program do it itself...
Originally posted by reksav k3b does work in gnome but it will only burn the mp3s as mp3s on a data cd, it doesnt recognize them as audio files. linux~powered i know that can be done but like i said, the point of this was to find a way to get around having to convert them and letting the program do it itself...
as long as you've got all of k3b's dependencies installed it should run ok in gnome for burning audio cd's.
Boow: please show how to configue K3B to burn mp3 files to cd and still get an audio cd out at the end of it?
One reason for not wanting to pre-convert is that the conversion process is lossy. The conversion to mp3 lost data to begin with.
I note that gnome-baker (amongst others) will burn mp3->audio cd's out of the box. This way you don't need to know about the conversion process. (It does this for you.)
This is, most of these seem to be front-ends to cdrecord, and that won't do it without converting the file first. The conversion is required because a cd player will not play mp3 format period. It wants a particular byte order, which mp3 does not do.
k3b must have been compiled without mp3decoding support recompile from source make sure you have libmad installed. Also if you've got fedora or redhat try finding a k3b-mp3 rpm you can check freshrpms.net
I can't be sure but I do think K3B does not burn directly from .mp3 to .cda and uses a similar conversion process but it transparent to the user... Either way you are not going to get CD quality from a compressed .mp3 anyway so saving the second conversion is not going to do much...
The easiest way is to get a player that can play CD and MP3...
Since any compressed format has to be decoded to wave before it can be burned to cd,whether k3b does the decoding or you do it by hand. Any lossy codec is not gonna make the perfect quality cd as it started from. Cd's made from good quality codecs sound way better than cassette tape.