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Old 06-09-2006, 11:26 AM   #1
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sox and mp3 encoding


I would need to convert ogg vorbis files into mp3, and for that I tried using SoX. An error message said, however, that mp3 encoding is not supported. On their website they say that it indeed is supported, but only with an external library. I have libmad 0.15 installed (/usr/lib/), so I'm not sure why that is not ok for SoX, or why i can't find it (if that is the problem).

Does anyone know which library i should install? I couldn't find further clues or links on their website at Or if you have recommendations for other software that could take care of the mentioned convertion, i would be thankful.
Old 06-09-2006, 11:43 AM   #2
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Simplest thing would be to install LAME. It'll provide the libraries you need, not only for Sox but any other programs that use MP3 files.


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