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Old 02-20-2003, 03:05 PM   #1
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MP3 to Ogg Conversion


I've got a shedload of MP3's which I want to convert to Oggs so that I can play them under Red Hat 8.0.

I'm not having much luck finding a tool to it directly. Any ideas?
 
Old 02-20-2003, 03:07 PM   #2
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ftp://ftp.faceprint.com/pub/software/scripts/mp32ogg

here you go
 
Old 02-20-2003, 03:19 PM   #3
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Re: MP3 to Ogg Conversion

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I've got a shedload of MP3's which I want to convert to Oggs so that I can play them under Red Hat 8.0.

I'm not having much luck finding a tool to it directly. Any ideas?
Believe it or not it's been addressed several times. However, the general consensus is that it's a bad idea. They use different compression algorithms (what?) to reduce the size of the file. You lose double the information when you convert an mp3 to an ogg, and in that, you lose more quality, usually more than is acceptible.

Cool
 
Old 02-20-2003, 06:01 PM   #4
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The script works very nicely- thanks for that. The sound quality loss wasn't noticeable, to me, but then I'm no musical conniseur ;-)
 
Old 02-20-2003, 07:38 PM   #5
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Sweet, so it's a win-win situation for you. Good deal

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Old 03-21-2003, 08:15 PM   #6
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You lose double the information when you convert an mp3 to an ogg, and in that, you lose more quality, usually more than is acceptible.
Yeah, it says that right on the mp32ogg webpage, but I convert 100's of mp3s to oggs and I have not noticed any deterioration of quality. Perhaps just my tired ears.

On another note I just want to plug my own script because I think it is better than mp32ogg, plus it comes with a man page

You can find it at http://badcomputer.no-ip.com/linux/ just scroll down the page a bit till you see dir2ogg. It's written in shell rather than perl.
 
  


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