Music Encoding



Overview

This document briefly describes some of the programs that can be used to create various formats of music files.


Converting MP3 to ogg

Under Linux use mp32ogg - you can also use sox in combination with oggenc (debian package vorbis-tools)


Converting ogg to mp3

Under Linux use sox in combination with lame

Installing lame

See list of mirrors at http://www.debian-multimedia.org/mirrors.html

Converting WMA To MP3

You need to install mplayer and lame and probably w32codes. See 'Installing lame' above for links to install these packages.

This converts the WMA to a WAV file:

  • mplayer -vo null -vc dummy -af resample=44100 -ao pcm:waveheader input.wma

This converts the WAV file to an MP3:

  • lame -m s audiodump.wav result.mp3

Other Useful Tools

  • easytag - ID3 tag editor
  • grip - ripper
  • k3b - create audio and data CDs
  • xcdroast - cd burning
  • audacity
  • helm - a free polyphonic synth with lots of modulation
  • glyr - a music related metadata searchengine, both with commandline interface and C API
  • fdkaac - command line encoder frontend for libfdk-aac

Resources


-- Frank Dean - 24 Feb 2005

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