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Old 03-17-2004, 02:38 PM   #1
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I just had a few questions. I'm fairly new to Linux and just decided to get a copy of Mandrake 9.1 up and running on my system. So far, so good. I was looking for a good program to burn CDs and decided to give Xcdroast a try. I have it installed and everything, but I was wondering if mp3s have to be converted to .wav files everytime you want to burn an audio cd. It seems like a lot of work just to get a cd burned. Is there another program that's better for this task? I'm using Gnome at the moment for my GUI. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Old 03-17-2004, 03:04 PM   #2
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GToaster is supposed to be good, and it burns files pretty well however I've not gotten it to successfully burn an audio CD yet. However I think that's because I don't have Sox installed. But you could give it a try, its got a better UI than XCDRoast.
Old 03-17-2004, 04:32 PM   #3
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the xcdroast manual suggests using lame

-- you could create a simple script to convert multiple mp3's with one command

run a search for scripting howtos and post in the programming forum (I'd suggest something, but my scripting knowledge is pretty poor )
Old 03-17-2004, 04:38 PM   #4
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This script will create an audio cd from a bunch of MP3s in a directory (i didnt write so don't ask me for help)

echo "CD_DA" > $tocfile
for i in *mp3
do wav="`basename $i .mp3`.wav"
mpg123 -w$wav $i\
&& echo -en >>$tocfile "TRACK AUDIO\nFILE \"$wav\" 0\n"
echo -e "TOC file still available at $tocfile"
cdrdao write $tocfile


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