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Old 07-13-2003, 10:42 PM   #1
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rpm to convert wav to mp3

I have searched and so far have not found a way to convert a wav to mp3 so I can make a cd out of some wav files. The only programs I have had good luck installing are the rpm's. I am using K3b for burning. I have xmms which some people claim you can use to convert but I have not found out how. I also have grip, same senerio. Is it possible there is a scrip I can run to do this? Thanks John Mandrake9.1, 768mb ram, xp1600 cpu
Old 07-13-2003, 10:48 PM   #2
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At the very least you'll need an MP3 encoder... many people like lame.

Old 07-13-2003, 11:20 PM   #3
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if you're talking about making a regular music cd why not just use xcdroast?

Old 07-13-2003, 11:32 PM   #4
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Check this....
Old 07-14-2003, 12:31 AM   #5
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try this man

ive tried it
Old 07-14-2003, 11:27 AM   #6
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Due to patent issues with the Fraunhofer Institute (the people who created mp3) It is illegal to distribute mp3 encoders in binary form aka rpm. I suggest that you use ogg-vorbis, a free lossless audio codec much like mp3:

If you still want to use mp3 then here is a solution:

1.) Install a ripping frontend Grip is probably already installed if you use any mainstream linux distro but I'm kinda partial to RipperX:

2.) Install a mp3 codec
NotLame: this one is better than lame YMMV
Fraunhofer codec (Windows Only)

3.) Rip your cds directly to mp3 using grip

If you have preexisting wavs you want to convert try out autolame. I'm sure you could find better software but this is what a quick google search turned up.

If you want to try to find rpms of files use it is great.

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