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Old 03-20-2003, 06:20 PM   #1
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mpg123 and mp3 to wav conversion


okay guys I browsed the forum and found that mp3 files can be converted to wav with the mpg123
i.e

mpg123 -w file.wav file.mp3

but when I try it, it just says command not found. i do have the mpg123 plugin installed for XMMS.

what am I doing wrong?
 
Old 03-20-2003, 06:47 PM   #2
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locate 123

and that will list all files with 123 in it. The mpg123 plugin is probably a library that XMMS uses and not an executable. You will need to find the actual mpg123 executable and install that too. I don't know, I have used ogg for ~ 1 year now and all my MP3 knowledge deteriorated quickly.

I don't know your distro, however, linux mpg123 rpm brought up this as the second link.

http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/conecti...-6cl.i386.html

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Old 03-21-2003, 04:16 AM   #3
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yeah i didnt find anything when doing that.

I'm red hat 8
 
Old 03-21-2003, 04:43 AM   #4
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I downloaded from that link and it worked

cheers mate
 
Old 03-21-2003, 10:23 AM   #5
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Cool. Sometime give ogg a try, you will be surprised.

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Old 03-21-2003, 10:42 AM   #6
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knmwt15000, just in case you do not know what ogg is:

" Ogg Vorbis is a completely open, patent-free, professional audio encoding and streaming technology with all the benefits of Open Source. " Much better quality than mp3, besides being politically correct. :-)

http://www.vorbis.com/
 
Old 03-21-2003, 08:10 PM   #7
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I agree, I only use oggs now. The quality is better and the filesize is approx. 25% smaller.
 
Old 03-24-2003, 05:04 PM   #8
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thanks for the imput guys, i will give it a go
 
  


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