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Old 09-12-2002, 10:30 AM   #1
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MP3 Encoding


Hi there!
Could someone out there suggest me a good program for encoding mp3's? Thanks!
 
Old 09-12-2002, 12:36 PM   #2
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Why not use ogg? It's smaller and has better sound quality than mp3 and it doesn't have those nasty licenses used in MP3-technology...

http://www.vorbis.com/

A nice program I use to rip and encode is "grip" which comes with at least Mandrake 8.2. It is only a frontend to the encoder and it supports both ogg and mp3's (with the appropriate encoders installed, ofcourse).
 
Old 09-12-2002, 01:04 PM   #3
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Lame is good to convert wav to mp3.
 
Old 09-12-2002, 01:06 PM   #4
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I would like to second grip, but if you aren't up for a gui (a VERY light gui at that) then I suggest simply 'oggenc filename.wav'

Yes, I too suggest ogg. To rip you would use something like cdda2wav and then use oggenc to encode, but grip does it nicely with fewer clicks, and an easy to use gui.

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Thanks very much! I just wanted to ask one more question. Does Winamp support ogg? Thanks!
 
Old 09-12-2002, 04:20 PM   #6
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Originally posted by wonderpun
Thanks very much! I just wanted to ask one more question. Does Winamp support ogg? Thanks!
yes , winamp3 supports ogg out of the box, and realplayer will too...
also codecs for winamp (2) can be found on vorbis
 
Old 09-13-2002, 06:24 AM   #7
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Any one who knows if Microsoft Media Player does, or will, support ogg in the future?
 
Old 09-13-2002, 06:28 AM   #8
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Is there a test file somewhere I can try? I am on w2k right now, so I can let you know...

I would imagine it does support it now though.

Cool

<update>
I found one via a search on google, about 10 pages in. Getting the file now, will let you know in a few.
</update>

Last edited by MasterC; 09-13-2002 at 06:37 AM.
 
Old 09-13-2002, 06:40 AM   #9
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And a bad assumption it would have been! By default (most likely with no plugins) it appears unable to do it. I can't install anything on this computer, so I am guessing the tech junkies didn't put a plugin for it on here.

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Old 09-13-2002, 07:00 AM   #10
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Okay, you're probably right. I guess Microsoft eventually will try to convert the whole world to WMA sooner or later so they don't want to advertise for ogg
 
  


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