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Old 12-22-2005, 01:08 PM   #1
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Mp3-Ogg converter


My entire music collection is in ogg simply because most linux music players dont support mp3/4. The trouble is whenever i download new music its usially in mp3 format. There is a program for windows called Jet Audio that will convert mp3 to ogg.

Is their any linux program that will convert mp3 to ogg???
 
Old 12-22-2005, 01:15 PM   #2
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My entire music collection is in ogg simply because most linux music players dont support mp3/4.
what?? mplayer can play mp3......you just gotta install the codecs......
 
Old 12-22-2005, 03:15 PM   #3
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Never had any problem with mp3's but maybe other distros don't support them. Here's a script I found through a quick Google if you want convert...

http://linux.oldcrank.com/tips/mp3ogg/

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Old 12-22-2005, 04:11 PM   #4
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what?? mplayer can play mp3......you just gotta install the codecs......

yeah... sry.

just tried mp3 on muine and it worked, guess times have changed since i first tried mp3's. Last time i tried them on muine mp3 was un-supported. I know there are codecs but they are not in the .deb libaries and i dont like dependancy hell.

Anyway thanks
 
Old 12-22-2005, 06:39 PM   #5
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Mp3 <--> ogg

I've always been given to understand that working from mp3 to ogg or back is not a good plan. both are what are called lossy codecs, where they drop portions of the sound that will not be heard (as teh codec calculates it) becasue of other more dominate sounds. The problem with changeing between the two is that they don't drop the same sounds - therfore if you take an mp3 - which has already dropped some sounds out of the file, and where to convert it to ogg, which will drop some sounds, you can end up with a pretty crappy sounding file.

This is just what i have read online, and a couple of my Comp Sci courses have touched on this, but without haveing tried to convert mp3 to ogg myself, i don't know for sure how bad the output would sound.
 
  


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