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Old 03-26-2017, 10:21 PM   #1
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Using K3B. It will not accept mp3's to record. Says I must convert songs to wave files.


Using K3B trying to record mp3 files, get error message saying I must convert the mp3 files to wave files before recording. Linux Mint Mate 17.1
 
Old 03-26-2017, 11:03 PM   #2
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Are you trying to create an audio cd or a data cd? If you're trying to create an audio cd last time I did that I seem to recall it did indeed require them to be wave files to burn it.
 
Old 03-27-2017, 01:12 AM   #3
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k3b being a kde app, i'd guess it should be able to transcode on the fly?
maybe you are missing an optional dependency for k3b? aka install recommend?
 
Old 03-27-2017, 01:25 AM   #4
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You need to have the k3b-codecs package installed, for it to be able to save files (or read them) as mp3's. This package may have a slightly different name depending on your Linux distro.

Hope this helps.

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Old 03-27-2017, 08:28 AM   #5
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Using K3B trying to record mp3 files, get error message saying I must convert the mp3 files to wave files before recording. Linux Mint Mate 17.1
... It's unclear to me what you are attempting to do ... Please specify what you mean by "trying to record" mp3 files ... :

- Are you ripping (copying music) from a CD ?

- Are you trying to record sound from another source and save as mp3 ?

- Are you trying to edit an existing mp3 file ?

An mp3 file is a compressed sound format - to edit it in anyway (with very limited exception), it must first be decompressed to a wave (.wav) file. As mentioned above, this requires the appropriate compressor-decompressor ("codec") library to be installed to your system.

If you're just trying to create an MP3 file, or if by your mention of K3B I am correctly guessing you are trying to burn (create) an audio CD using mp3 files as the source, you again require the proper mp3 codec. Check your linux distro's documentation for installing the right package.

... If you're actually attempting something else, please let us know :-)

Cheers !

Last edited by Rickkkk; 03-27-2017 at 08:29 AM.
 
Old 03-27-2017, 08:47 PM   #6
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Are you trying to use the "Burn Audio CD" option?

If so, any optical disk burner will convert files to *.wav format (with a *.cda extension) because that is the format for audio CDs. If you just want to copy the files to an optical disk, you need to burn to it as a data disk.
 
Old 03-27-2017, 11:05 PM   #7
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I have been burning mp3 audio files ever since I learned computers. I want to make an audio disc with the mp3 files already present on my music libraries. My entire collection is in mp3 format but I am not quite sure how to use k3b. According to the error message on K3B It cannot be done without converting them again. Where are the codecs for K3B? In Synaptic?
 
Old 03-28-2017, 01:37 AM   #8
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did post #4 not help?
 
Old 03-28-2017, 05:43 AM   #9
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The link is no good on post #4, takes me to a metal detector sales page.
 
Old 03-28-2017, 07:04 AM   #10
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The link is no good on post #4, takes me to a metal detector sales page.
It took me to an Amazon page selling Linux distros for a few pounds each. Pretty pointless when you can download them for free.

Use your package manager to download the k3b-codecs package.
 
Old 03-28-2017, 12:22 PM   #11
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Quote:
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The link is no good on post #4, takes me to a metal detector sales page.
if that is true, then your browser has been pwned.

i meant this one:
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You need to have the k3b-codecs package installed, for it to be able to save files (or read them) as mp3's. This package may have a slightly different name depending on your Linux distro.

Hope this helps.

Last edited by ondoho; 03-28-2017 at 02:55 PM.
 
Old 03-28-2017, 02:11 PM   #12
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I have been burning mp3 audio files ever since I learned computers. I want to make an audio disc with the mp3 files already present on my music libraries. My entire collection is in mp3 format but I am not quite sure how to use k3b. According to the error message on K3B It cannot be done without converting them again. Where are the codecs for K3B? In Synaptic?
A quick google on mp3 support in Mint brought this useful page up:

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/05/l...timedia-codecs

... You should be good to go :-)
 
Old 03-28-2017, 02:56 PM   #13
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I am using Mint 17.1 so I did have the choice to install the codecs on install ISO. I have them installed and just added FFmpeg codecs which done nothing. Do y'all think that installing Mint-KDE will help? The only reason I was trying K3B was that my sound leveling doesn't work in Brazero. Thanks for the replies so far.
 
Old 03-28-2017, 03:03 PM   #14
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enter the words "k3b" and "codecs" into the search field of software manager.
what comes up?
is it installed?
install it?
update?
reboot?
 
Old 03-28-2017, 07:04 PM   #15
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Thumbs up K3B won't accept mp3's to record.

Ondoho, many thanks that done the trick. Now I just need to try it and see if sound leveling will work. Thank everybody for the answers I needed.
 
  


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