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Old 04-09-2009, 08:25 AM   #1
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How to use the program faad


I downloaded and installed faad to convert my iTunes m4p files to mp3...everything installed fine...but I cant find any instructions on how to convert the m4p/acc files from iTunes....ie, syntax. There arent any instructions in the install directory...???

I've checked Google several times.

If anyone could assist I'd appreciate it...thanks!
 
Old 04-09-2009, 10:16 AM   #2
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Try typing
Code:
man faad
in a terminal window.
Have fun.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:38 AM   #3
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I don't think you can do this just with faad. Try instead either mencoder or ffmpeg.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 11:08 PM   #4
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I don't think you can do this just with faad. Try instead either mencoder or ffmpeg.
Sure you can! At least on debian distros you can.
Quote:
AAD(1) FAAD(1)

NAME
faad -- Process an Advanced Audio Codec stream

SYNOPSIS
faad [options] [-w | -o <output_filename> | -a <output_filename>]
input_filename

DESCRIPTION
This utility provides a command line interface to libfaad2. This pro-
gram reads in MPEG-4 AAC files, processes, and outputs them in either
Microsoft WAV, MPEG-4 AAC ADTS, or standard PCM formats.

OPTIONS
-a <filename>, --adtsout <filename>
Sets the processing to output to the specified file in MPEG-4
AAC ADTS format
and so on and so on...
I wouldn't have given advice I hadn't tested myself
Cheers,
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Old 04-10-2009, 04:50 AM   #5
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outputs them in either
Microsoft WAV, MPEG-4 AAC ADTS, or standard PCM formats.
I don't see mp3 listed as an output format ... but I guess you could convert to a wav first, then use lame to encode to mp3.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 09:33 AM   #6
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I don't see mp3 listed as an output format ... but I guess you could convert to a wav first, then use lame to encode to mp3.
Sorry TeXMeX,
I thought you were referring to the man faad command and not faad's ability to convert to mp3 format. I assumed that the OP had checked that out. My apologies.
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