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Old 12-02-2006, 10:28 PM   #1
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k3b mp3 to audio cd


Hola!

i have an Age old Question.

im Running K3B version 0.12.17 on my suse 10.0
i Can not burn my mp3s to an Audio CD project.

Get that message about "unsupported format".
I tried installing k3b-mad, but it tells me i have to backrev k3b to 0.12.10.

Geez. Seriously?

Has anyone else had better luck?

Thanks
 
Old 12-03-2006, 02:38 AM   #2
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Works OK on my Suse 10.1. But I havent got k3b-mad installed. Instead I have rpm mad-0.15.1b-1, looks like a smart package.
And libmad-0.15.1b which it looks like I've installed from source.
Hope this helps, sorry don't know exactly where I got the packages.
 
Old 12-03-2006, 10:18 PM   #3
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You need this:

http://packman.links2linux.org/package/k3b

And of course, you need its dependencies. Setting up packman as a repository/channel in either YaST or smart would probably be the easiest way to make sure you get everything you need for it.

If you're using version 10.0, the link to add as a repo is this:

http://packman.inode.at/suse/10.0

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Old 12-04-2006, 10:16 PM   #4
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use mpg321 to convert the files and xcdroast to burn them.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 11:44 AM   #5
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downgrade

Hello!

Quote:
Originally Posted by operator10001
use mpg321 to convert the files and xcdroast to burn them.
There is no way im going to convert my MP3s into WAV files just to burn them to an Audio CD. That is really backwards and requires considerable disk space. If anything, i would just burn them in M$ windoze and be done with it. = ]


For all of you who say that your K3B works fine on your system: What version of K3B are you using?

Anyways, i did downgrade my K3b to version 0.12.10, and was then able to install the k3b-mad. It looks like i am Now able to burn my mp3 directly as "Audio CD" Projects.

So i guess thats good enough. =]

When's 10.2 coming out?

Last edited by bonito; 12-06-2006 at 11:46 AM.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 08:00 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bonito
For all of you who say that your K3B works fine on your system: What version of K3B are you using?
I'm using the version to which I linked above.

k3b-0.12.17-100.pm.0, which is a PackMan package.

My understanding (possibly incorrect) is that this version upgrades both k3b and k3b-mad as one and relies on libmad.so and a few other libraries. I say "possibly incorrect" because I draw this conclusion based entirely on the fact I no longer have k3b-mad installed, just a "mad" package, also from PackMan. I haven't bothered to browse the release notes to determine exactly what all changed.

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Anyways, i did downgrade my K3b to version 0.12.10, and was then able to install the k3b-mad. It looks like i am Now able to burn my mp3 directly as "Audio CD" Projects.

So i guess thats good enough. =]
Whatever works. :-)

I rather thought converting to wav then burning was the long way to go about things, but I figured I'd reserve comment and let you make your own choices.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 08:25 PM   #7
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converting to wav is the only way to burn audio cd's. windows is more convenient but, it's still the same process. with or without the gui, it's still the same process. there is no way around it.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 08:40 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by operator10001
converting to wav is the only way to burn audio cd's. windows is more convenient but, it's still the same process. with or without the gui, it's still the same process. there is no way around it.
I meant using different programs separately is the long way to go about things, and it is. The PackMan package for k3b is the most efficient method of making an audio CD out of mp3 files I've found. It takes about half the time it took me under Windoze, using commercial software.

It's similar to my view of video media editing. I can use a lot of different scripts and programs to do the job I need done, but I've collected scripts and other programs that combined the functions of all these individual applications to do the process without the intermediate hassle. I did this after doing it the long way, btw.

People who understand all the switches of transcode, mplayer, and ffmpeg and can issue the correct series of commands with the proper switches on the fly impress me, but I personally don't have that kind of time. And it's not even the GUI necessarily that makes the process simpler (although it is in the case of k3b). I still use "tovid" from the command line, for instance, which combines functions of several programs I could use individually if I for some reason felt the desire or need.
 
Old 12-07-2006, 02:32 AM   #9
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I'll sum this little debate up and explain the problem to our OP real quick-like here:

Yes, the files must be converted to .wav format to be used on a an audio CD, but having a GUI and ONE PROGRAM as a frontend for all the other programs to do the work in the background makes life much easier. I dare anyone to disagree with that statement, even the CLI-obsessed power users! The CLI gives you flexibility, not ease of use!

For the OP: Because of the potential for lawsuits, Suse (and most other commercial distros) come with K3B smashed to pieces and missing the parts it needs to convert MP3's (and some other stuff). If you try to install the individual parts, like K3b-mad or K3b-lame, it will bitch about wanting to downgrade and the downgrade being incompatible with current libraries and the whole affair becomes an impossible headache.

What you need to do is add Packman as a repository to Yast software management (or smart, or yum, or whatever). Packman will include a COMPLETE binary of a recent K3b release that already includes the components for decoding commercially-forbidden formats so that you don't have to install lame, mad, monkey, pantyhose, whatever-the-format-of-the-day is separately.

HTH,

J
 
Old 12-07-2006, 04:34 AM   #10
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What litlmary said.
 
Old 12-08-2006, 10:57 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by litlmary
For the OP: Because of the potential for lawsuits, Suse (and most other commercial distros) come with K3B smashed to pieces and missing the parts it needs to convert MP3's (and some other stuff). If you try to install the individual parts, like K3b-mad or K3b-lame, it will bitch about wanting to downgrade and the downgrade being incompatible with current libraries and the whole affair becomes an impossible headache.

What you need to do is add Packman as a repository to Yast software management (or smart, or yum, or whatever). Packman will include a COMPLETE binary of a recent K3b release that already includes the components for decoding commercially-forbidden formats so that you don't have to install lame, mad, monkey, pantyhose, whatever-the-format-of-the-day is separately.
OHHHH

Now it makes sense!
You see, i already have Packman as my Repository (been using Packman since 9.1).
But i was still having problems with the mp3 to audio.

So, the K3B i have is probably the "smashed to pieces" version from the Suse10.0 CD.

So, i guess i will uninstall k3b completely, and then reinstall k3b directly from the Packman source.

That should give me the FULL version.

i believe THAT is what you are saying....

= ]
 
Old 12-08-2006, 03:09 PM   #12
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Yes, but you shouldn't have to uninstall. You can just install the Packman binary and the package manager will install it in place of your current version.
 
  


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