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Date:      Sat, 6 Jan 2018 16:18:28 -0500
From:      Rod Person <rodperson@rodperson.com>
To:        JD <jd1008@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Convert .flac and .ape to mp3
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On Sat, 06 Jan 2018 13:52:59 -0700
JD <jd1008@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I too have .ape files which I would like to convert to mp3.
> However, the .ape files have a bitrate of 504K bits; to wit:
> 
> $ ffprobe '01-O_Vis_Aeternitatis_(Responsorium).ape'
> ffprobe version 3.2.2 Copyright (c) 2007-2016 the FFmpeg developers
>    built with gcc 4.8.3 (GCC) 20140911 (Red Hat 4.8.3-7)
>    configuration: --prefix=/usr
>    libavutil      55. 34.100 / 55. 34.100
>    libavcodec     57. 64.101 / 57. 64.101
>    libavformat    57. 56.100 / 57. 56.100
>    libavdevice    57.  1.100 / 57.  1.100
>    libavfilter     6. 65.100 /  6. 65.100
>    libswscale      4.  2.100 /  4.  2.100
>    libswresample   2.  3.100 /  2.  3.100
> Input #0, ape, from '01-O_Vis_Aeternitatis_(Responsorium).ape':
>    Duration: 00:08:05.36, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 504 kb/s
>      Stream #0:0: Audio: ape (APE  / 0x20455041), 44100 Hz, stereo,
> s16p
> 
> So, how can I convert them to mp3 and keep the same rate of 504K ?
> 
> If this is dependent on the mp3 encoder library, how do I specify
> that library on the command line?
> 
> Thanx!!!

MP3 max bitrate is 320k.

-- 
Rod

http://www.rodperson.com

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