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Old 10-12-2006, 02:31 PM   #1
Tom "Techno" Earl
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Can anyone recommend some good software to convert *.wav files into *mp3 files?


Can anyone reccomend some good and easy to install software to convert my *.wav or *.flac or *.cda files in *.mp3?

It would be brilliant if someone could,


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Old 10-12-2006, 03:31 PM   #2
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I like ffmpeg a lot. It's simple and works:
Old 10-12-2006, 03:35 PM   #3
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Lame comes with about every distro.

Creating an mp3 from wav the fast way:

lame file.wav
...will ceate an mp3 version (file.wav.mp3)...
..but it will not give you real stereo and only a 128Kbits/sec bitrate.

For stereo and a higher bitrate(in this case you do need to type the resulting file):

lame -b 160 -m s file.wav file.mp3
(replace 160 with something like 256 if you wish so)

Also see "man lame".
Old 10-12-2006, 03:37 PM   #4
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Thanks you guys/gals for the hasty replies

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Old 10-12-2006, 04:03 PM   #5
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Here's a handy script for nautilus (I think it can be used in Konquerer as well) --->


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