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Old 03-25-2005, 04:50 PM   #1
deftone420
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mp3 2 ogg converter


What I'd like to do is convert all my mp3's to ogg to save space. So what would be the best program in linux to do that?

Better question, is there an even smaller compression than .ogg or .mp3? and if so, is there a converter for it and what is it?

Just wanna tighten and lighten my system up a bit, every byte counts.
 
Old 03-25-2005, 05:36 PM   #2
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The best (and possibly only good one) all-audio-formats converter is a proprietary windows application, but it works well under wine. It's called dBPowerAMP Music Converter.
 
Old 03-25-2005, 06:47 PM   #3
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Hello,

I just happened to write a python script that does exactly what you want. It will also preserve the id3 tags if you install pyid3lib. It is here:
http://badcomputer.org/linux/dir2ogg/

DaBlade, my script may not be the 'best' but I can assure you using it is a lot better than installing a commercial app and running it under wine.

Last edited by bulliver; 03-25-2005 at 06:55 PM.
 
Old 03-25-2005, 10:37 PM   #4
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I know you're trying to save space but I should point out that when you convert a lossy format like mp3 to another lossy format such as ogg you are going to get extra lossy results. You may have the oggs at level 5 or whatever number you'd use, but it won't be level 5 quality.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 05:03 AM   #5
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Try mp32ogg. I have also used dir2ogg, which is also quite good.
 
  


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