soundconverter anomolies

David Ryder davaweb at
Mon Nov 10 20:23:15 GMT 2008

Sorry - my first email had an error: the second test reslt was 183GB not
Sorry folks.

On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 07:11 +1100, David Ryder wrote:
> Hello,
> I have just completed some tests with soundconverter. I am a bit
> confused:
> 1. In Windows, using any of the plethora of software available, I
> converted 18 mp3 files totalling 124.9MB to wav files, resampled at
> 44100. The resultant size was 580MB approx.
> 2. In Hardy, using soundconverter 1.0.1 (from the repository), I noticed
> it used 50% CPU resources when loaded and was non responsive for about
> 15 seconds, greyed out then was available to use. There is no resampling
> available in this version and converting the same mp3 files to wav
> format resulted in a whopping 116.9GB !
> 3. I installed manually the latest soundconverter 1.4.0 which permits
> resampling for wav files so I chose 44100 as in the Windows test. Then I
> did the same conversion. Ouch - 1.83GB !
> Soundcoverter to wav results in very much larger file sizes than similar
> programs in Windows. Can anybody tell me why and which is actually doing
> the job properly? BTW, no, K3b is not an option for me as K3b still has
> burning discs bugs - and only Imgburn in wine works for me - that is, no
> Linux burning works.
> Many thanks,
> A very frustrated and confused,
> David

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