ubuntu-au Digest, Vol 33, Issue 11

David Ryder davaweb at bigpond.net.au
Wed Nov 12 20:08:31 GMT 2008

Hi Ross,
The converted data is whatever soundconverter 1.0.1 sets it at for
converting from mp3 to wav. Only in the latest version do I have the
choice of frequency and 16/32 bit.
I don't know of any other linux gui converters - indeed the forums say
it is very good???

On Wed, 2008-11-12 at 22:58 +1100, Ross wrote:
> 2008/11/12 Christopher Lees <christopher_lees at iprimus.com.au>:
> > On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 12:00 +0000, David Ryder wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >> I need the wav format to play in some of my cd players that do not
> >> accept mp3.
> >
> > Audio CDs use CDA format, not WAVE. Remember that audio CDs were on the
> > market for years before Windows came along (that's what the W stands for
> > in WAVE). A WAVE file will be converted at burn time anyway, so just
> > skip the step and use Rhythmbox, Serpentine, Banshee etc to create an
> > audio CD straight from your MP3 files.
> WAV/WAVE stands for Waveform audio format, created by Microsoft and
> IBM. CDA is a 44.1khz PCM format, while WAV is a container (like AVI)
> that most often uses 44.1khz, 16bit 2 channel PCM. A MP3 -> CDA
> conversion may vary depending on the decoder you use, but if you've
> got the right WAV format, WAV->CDA, it'll be identical every time.
> David, I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to do, but I suspect
> the problem with large files is that while you've got a WAV container,
> the data inside the container isn't standard 44.1khz 16bit.
> Cheers,
> Ross

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