[Wolves] audio file format change

baza baza41 at gmail.com
Sun May 27 23:34:21 BST 2007

Ron Wellsted wrote:
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> Chris Fox wrote:
>> baza wrote:
>>> Hi, what's the best Ubuntu package for converting audio files from say
>>> .wav to .mp3 etc?
>>> Baz
>> i don't really know of a "universal" any_format to any_other_format GUI
>> tool[1] but lame[2] will convert wav to mp3 at the command line, and a
>> combination of grip[3] and lame is what i use to rip cds to mp3.
>> chris
>> [1] as an aside, cross-encoding from one lossy format to another (say,
>> mp3 to ogg vorbis) is apparently a Naughty Thing To Do(tm) because it
>> results in pretty poor sound quality or something.
>> [2] http://packages.ubuntu.com/feisty/sound/lame
>> [3] http://nostatic.org/grip/, "sudo apt-get install grip lame" i think.
> sox tries to be as universal as possible, within patent/licensing
> restrictions, so the standard ubuntu universe version of sox can
> decode.mp3 but will not encode .mp3

Is there an 'evil' version of it that can encode .mp3 out there somewhere?



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