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Old 03-07-2018, 08:14 AM   #1
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Question Burning Audio CDs - looking for application that can use MP3 files

Hi there, everyone in the splendid Linux world! Greetings from a happy newbie...
Does anyone know of an application that will automatically convert MP3 files to create a good old-fashioned Audio CD?
Tried Brasero (through Rhythmbox and by itself) and K3b - but seems like they want me to convert mp3 to .wav using another app 1st (Brasero just threw an error message; K3b actually asked to "convert to .wav using another application).
As much as I hate Windows, in Media Player, I just dragged and dropped mp3 files to the list and clicked "Burn Audio CD"...
I know I can easily convert (in WinFF) - but is there an easier way?
(Using Linux Mint XFCE)
Old 03-07-2018, 09:24 AM   #2
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You can do that in K3b without first converting mp3 to wav. What problem are you having? You need to have the proper helper applications installed for K3b to use, however. Open K3b and go to Settings>Configure K3b>Plugins and see if there is an entry for "K3b Lame Mp3 Encoder" listed. If it isn't you can install it with:
$ sudo apt-get install lame
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:52 AM   #3
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Thanks kilgoretrout!
Did as you said - still encounter same problem: when I drag and drop mp3file to new audio prioject get a message asking to convert files to .wav (see screenshot).
in the settings - plugins I see "external audio encoder", if i click it's settings icon, it does show 'lame' (see screenshot2)
then I found this

and ran sudo apt-get install libk3b6-extracodecs
then i had to log out and back in - and the problem disappeared! i can now drag and drop mp3 file directly into audio project!

I am just posting this for anyone else's benefit...
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