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Old 02-16-2006, 08:15 AM   #1
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How to convert OGG to MP3?

hi. i have some ogg files that i want to convert to mp3. I found a perl script called ogg2mp3 on rpmfind but it is in alpha so i don't know if i want to risk trying it. Is there any other way to convert to mp3 from ogg? Is that something i could do with an mp3 encoder like lame or does that just work from a .wav file? Is there any loss in quality going from ogg to mp3? i've searched for it on google but i keep getting results for mp3 to ogg methods. thanks for any replies in advance.
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In general you shouldn't convert between one lossy format (like Ogg Vorbis) and another (like MP3). The problem is they both throw away a certain amount of data, but they do it in a different way, so you end up with a much lower quality file in the end.

If you have the CD, or the data in another lossless format (like Flac or Apple's lossless format), then you can convert that into MP3.

If you really have to convert .ogg files to .mp3, then you can use the "oggdec" executable to create a .wav file:

oggdec -o foo.ogg
Then you can use any MP3 encoder to create the .mp3 files.
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You can use an app called ogg2mp3. There are others, so use the search function to find similar threads to yours.


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