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Old 05-21-2005, 01:13 PM   #1
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howto convert .flac to .mp3


title states it all.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 01:57 PM   #2
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title doesn't say why you need mp3, therefore I say you should use ogg vorbis. in which case you'd only have to specify the flac files and it would encode based on those.

for mp3 I can point you to BladeEnc, which I've used in the past, but it's no longer developed and even the home page wants you to use ogg vorbis. if you don't REALLY need mp3 you might take this not so subtle hint. you might also have to extract the flacs to wav to work with the encoder, I wrote a script to do this, but it was for mp3 to vorbis, and would require some editing. tell me if you want it.

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Old 05-21-2005, 02:05 PM   #3
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ok sorry. i have been given by a friend a handful of flac files that i would like to add to XMMS to play so i can listen to them while i work on my system.

noatun plays the file, but how do i get XMMS to play it. sorry i guess that was a bit short on the discription.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 02:13 PM   #4
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on debian?
apt-get install xmms-flac
if you still want to encode them into something smaller, you'll save yourself loads of trouble encoding them in vorbis, just feed them to oggenc and delete the originals and you've got a new set of files, very much smaller files.
if you must use mp3, there are more steps involved, not to mention the dubious licensing/legality of many encoders.
 
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Old 05-21-2005, 06:07 PM   #5
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that is great. thanks for the heads up on the vorbis. ill have to do more research on that, but you gave me a great heads up and a nice direction to head.

Thank you again.
 
  


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