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Old 09-11-2009, 07:40 AM   #1
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MP3 Converter with Graphical Interface


Hello!

An non-computer savvy Ubuntu user needs a simple application that converts WAV files to MP3. He knows nothings of the command line, so there needs to be a complete GUI.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:04 AM   #2
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He can try out Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
 
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audacity requires the installation of lame (via source only) which is not quite there for most. At least for mp3 abilities. ripperX is probably doable. And a few others. freshmeat.net Although a lot of those others use toolame which only does mp3 layer II. lame does layer III. I just thought that I'd mention it, since certain players favor one over the other. Not that the cli is that traumatic.

lame -b 192 input.wav output.mp3
ffmpeg -i input.wav -ab 192k -y output.mp3
toolame input.wav output.mp3

Not quite rocket science. Although cd / exit / yada yada yada is a fair learning curve. But no more than autoexec.bat / config.sys / command.com / cmd.exe / regedit.exe / netsh / winipcfg / ipconfig / .........
 
Old 09-12-2009, 01:15 PM   #4
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Hello All!

Thank you for the feedback.

Audacity is nice, but it is a full audio editing program, not for simple conversion. It's like using a helicopter to pick up some groceries at a local market.

There are programs, such as SoundKonverter, for KDE that exist. I am wondering what a standard for the Gnome/Ubuntu is.

Thanks!
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