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Old 09-02-2005, 04:26 PM   #1
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mp3 encoders

i've got a wav file which i would like to convert to a mp3, is there any program that comes with slackware 10.1 that is capable of doing the job? if not what program would you guys recommend me to use...

thanks in advance
Old 09-02-2005, 04:54 PM   #2
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I don't know if it comes with slackware by default though, but you can download it from
Old 09-02-2005, 04:56 PM   #3
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For sure the best mp3 encoder has to be "lame". Not sure if it is included, not a slackware user, but it is available on every linux distro

this simpliest way to call it is:
lame <infile> <outfile>
There are many different options for bitrate etc. Best thing to do is read the man page for more info.
Old 09-02-2005, 06:54 PM   #4
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lame is not included in slackware but i download it from lame's official website at sourceforge and installed it and converted the wav file.

thanks for your help guys...


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