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Old 10-14-2006, 08:54 AM   #1
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MP3 creation under mandriva 2006


I'm trying to use KAudioCreator to rip some CDs. The process begins and run during some seconds. Then I receive a msg box with the message:

The selected codifier not found. The wav file was removed. The command was: lame --preset standard --tt'name of music track' --ta 'name of the artist' --tl'name of the album' --ty 'year' --tn 'number of the music track' --tg 'gender' 'working directory' 'destination file name in the HD'

I think that lame encoder isn't installed (I did the standard mandriva 2006 installation)

I did some researchs. Rpmdrake reports some plf files with "lame" as part of its names. Google talk about lame and says that I must compile it...

I have no idea how I must proceed to solve the trouble. And more: I have no idea how to compile lame or any other program in C(I suppose that lame was written in C). I use freepascal and lazarus IDE as development tool, but the don't involve make and some other of these complex(for) me) tools.

May someone give me explanations how to solve my problem with lame and do(if it's real necessary) the compilation(s)? If someone decide to help me I ask please give a step-by-step explanation.

Or... Is there and rpm or similar with the binaries of lame that I'm needing?

Greetings from Sao Paulo - Brazil

Arí Ricardo

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Old 10-14-2006, 10:20 AM   #2
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Greetings from Canada.

I have lame installed on 2006. I got the packages needed from PLF. You need to add the PLF to your media, and then you will find the necessary packages. On my system the lame package is : lame-3.97-0.b2.0.1.2006plf. There are more two lib pacakges as well. If you use urpmi to install the above package, urpmi should pick up the other packages as pre-req's.

You should be able to add PLF through EasyURPMI. If you don't know how, post back, and I can guide you.
 
Old 10-14-2006, 12:10 PM   #3
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Hi Cliff!

First thank you for your quick answer.

On my mandriva 2006, Rpmdrake reports the plf you show and others like:

avifile-lame- bla bla bla
2 beginning with glame-bla bla
1 gstreamer-lame
2 lame-bla bla bla
various liblame-

I don't ever heard about plf files and I don't know what to do with them. I have urpmi installed. I'd installed Lazarus development IDE using URPMI.

Please explain me how I install the packages I need. Step-by-step, please.
Must I use Mandriva installation CDs?

Best regards

Ricardo

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Old 10-14-2006, 02:51 PM   #4
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First off, PLF stands for Penguin Liberation Front. This respiratory has various programs on it that the Mandirva respiratories do not carry for a variety of reasons. Lame is not on the regular respiratories because of licencing issues with mp3 code. It is proprietory. PLF is run by some folks without a direct connection to Mandriva, so you can get stuff like lame despite the legal issues.

You need to add PLF to your media. Once that is done, search for lame, mark it and click install. I know it has an extension of plf, don't worry about that, it will install like any other package under URPMI. So select lame-whatever is current, and click install. It will warn you that you need some lib packages as well. Just install what it wants. That should be it.

I run lame from the command line. Once I have a wav file, the command 'lame -h input.wav output.pm3' ( no quotes ), will produce a mp3 file about 10% the size of the input file. It runs fastest from the command line. I have also used lame from grip. Grip will rip and encode tracks in one step from the gui.

I'm converting an old record collection to mp3's. I burn CD's for the car. Let me know if you have any other questions.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 08:02 AM   #5
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I install lame plf directly from Mandriva CDs. I don't need to add it to my media because my CDs have it. When I type rpm -qa the lame plf appears in the regular list. I use "install" option of rpmdrake and everything becomes alright. I use the same process to install the normalize feature. Now k3b and KAudio Creator rip CDs normally. Thank you very much, cliff.
I have lot of troubles with video playing. Generally the screen of Kaffeine remains black while I hear the sound in the speakers. I install the remaining of xine packages that I have in the Mandriva 2006 CDs and I'm trying to use xine with its own visual front end. But the interface is complex and I'm trying to understand it.
Is there some video player easy to use like winamp, irfanview or even windows media player for linux?

Thank you very very much

Ricardoo
 
Old 10-15-2006, 09:55 AM   #6
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I'm glad you had success with lame.

I'm not much into video. My main system is slow, an older 500Mhz P3. I have Kaffeine installed, and it plays the few videos I have look at. My video card is slow as well, and I find some videos are slow rendering. You can look around the forum to see what others recommend.
 
  


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