FLAC / OGG converting to MP3

Lee Braiden lee_b at digitalunleashed.com
Wed Sep 14 09:56:06 UTC 2005

On Wednesday 14 September 2005 10:35, R.L. Reingard wrote:
> hello audio geeks
> can anyone tell me how to convert filetypes, like
> FLAC to MP3

FLAC to OGG or FLAC to MP3 should be doable with mencoder or just piping a 
flac decoder into oggenc, etc.

> OGG to MP3

You'd best avoid trying to convert lossy formats to other lossy formats.  If 
you own the song, you could just download an MP3 version and get better 
quality than this conversion process.

> if i want to listen some of them in a portable way, i do need MP3 file
> type.

Well, you could have bought an iRiver, which plays OGGs ;)

> i did google, but only got to see a lot of stuff that only runs if you
> install other packages (what i do not like to do in the first run,
> especially if they are not even included in universe and multiverse), or
> they run under KDE.

KDE programs will run just fine under GNOME, if there are no good GNOME 
alternatives.  Not that I use GNOME, myself.

Lee Braiden
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