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Well the files appear in the same directory unless you specify something else.
Lets say your mp3's exist in /home/mp3
Then to convert you can simply:
mpg123 -w filename.wav filename.mp3
Then the filename.wav file will exist in that same directory as the mp3. Now I believe you can get fancy, so let's say you have a wav directory you want to have them all go to, then:
mpg123 -w /home/wav/filename.wav /home/mp3/filename.mp3
I think does work.
Alright so if I specify a specific filename.wav followed by a specific filename.mp3 it will convert it and create the new wave file. Is there a way to automate this? Using * causes it to just create one file which just screws everything up. I'm inexperienced at writing scripts even though I guess it really shouldn't be too hard.
When using cdcopy it says no such file or directory exists. It would seem it can't deal with files that have a space in the name as the path it claims doesn't exist contains the first word of a mp3 file name.
xcdroast isn't doing it for me, and I'm comfortable with command-line scripts generally, but the aforementioned 'cdcopy' passes a -w to mpg123 which is invalid, causing it to bomb out while trying to make wav files out of my mp3s.
Did either of you submit this to the author? He is on here sometimes, but you are best off emailing him your findings. He is very open to suggestion/bug reporting, so don't be worried about that. And he does fix things VERY quickly too. It's Jetblackz if you didn't know
You just need to download and install mpg123. That's what I was getting until I installed it myself. I guess it came with older distros but now they aren't including it due to various rights to MP3 encoding. Just do a search. Installing it wasn't too hard. I just don't want to have to convert each file individually.