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Date:      Mon, 8 Jan 2018 14:42:14 +0700
From:      Victor Sudakov <vas@mpeks.tomsk.su>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Convert .flac and .ape to mp3
Message-ID:  <20180108074214.GC52639@admin.sibptus.transneft.ru>
In-Reply-To: <20180106165220.b722e6f0.freebsd@edvax.de>
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Polytropon wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Jan 2018 13:39:34 +0700, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> > Polytropon wrote:
> > > > What do you convert ape and flac audio files to mp3 with?
> > > > 
> > > > multimedia/ffmpeg does not seem to support encoding to mp3 (only
> > > > decoding), what else could I try?
> > > 
> > > Huh? I'm using ffmpeg regularly to convert from mp4 or flv _to_ mp3,
> > > this works quite well. Maybe you need to install an additional encoder,
> > > plugin, or library if you're lacking mp3 support?
> > > 
> > > 	% ffmpeg -i example.flv example.mp3
> > > 
> > > It does what it says on the can. Works for years. :-)
> > > 
> > > With ffmpeg's mp3 support, you should be able to convert from flac
> > > or ape in a similar manner.
> > 
> > I'm somewhat disappointed because ffmpeg does not seem to be able to
> > split flac/ape files according to cue file, or extract track names
> > therefrom and insert them into the mp3 file.
> 
> I wish there would be some "magical MP3 split" that acts upon
> a specified silence (for example, 3 seconds) 

Theoretically you should not need to use magic when you have .cue
files at hand.

> and splits the
> file into "tracks" that could then be renamed...

and id3 tags written into them...

> 
> There are two articles which I occassionally refer to,
> indead of saying "don't use spaces". :-)
> 
> David A. Wheeler:
> Filenames and Pathnames in Shell: How to do it correctly
> http://www.dwheeler.com/essays/filenames-in-shell.html
> 
> David A. Wheeler:
> Fixing Unix/Linux/POSIX Filenames:
> Control Characters (such as Newline), Leading Dashes, and Other Problems
> http://www.dwheeler.com/essays/fixing-unix-linux-filenames.html
> 
> Those articles will provide you with the most robust
> solution - and: no, just adding "quotes" isn't sufficient
> in most cases. :-)

Thanks, I'll read those.

> 
> Also note: If you're starting to extract information from
> an ID3 tag and want to turn that into a directory and filename
> structure, you might find other characters than just spaces
> that "misbehave" in shell context.

At present I have an opposite task.


-- 
Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
AS43859



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