Batch Converting Audio With GStreamer

December 19, 2011 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: bash, HowTo, lame, linux, mp3, Ubuntu 

I recently got a new TV that allows me to stream audio and video from my computer to the TV. I tend to archive music from CD's I've purchased in FLAC format. Unfortunately, FLAC is not one of the formats supported by my TV. I decided to write a little script to convert my music archive into one of the supported file formats. Read more

How To Resample Audio Files With GStreamer

April 9, 2011 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: command line, HowTo, lame, linux, mp3, Ubuntu 

One of the older posts on this site shows how to resample MP3 files on Linux with LAME. One of the problems with that process is that the MP3 tags are not maintained when resampling, so I had to work around the issue by copying certain tags from the original files to the new files. As it turns out, there's a way to use the GStreamer framework to resample audio files and maintain the tags. In this post I'll show the commands you can use to resample audio files to both constant bitrate and variable bitrate MP3's. Read more

Juice Your Music With Clementine

February 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: HowTo, linux, mp3, Ubuntu, windows 

If you've ever been a KDE user, you are probably familiar with the Amarok music player. Perhaps you prefer GNOME over KDE but you really prefer Amarok over the music players normally offered in GNOME. You could always go ahead and install Amarok, but it brings along a ton of KDE dependencies. Good news! There is a GTK+ alternative.  Read more

Converting Audio to MP3 with GStreamer

December 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: command line, HowTo, lame, linux, Ubuntu 

My last post was about converting audio files in Linux with GStreamer. In that post I showed how to convert FLAC files to Ogg Vorbis files and retain the audio tags. You may however, have an audio player that does not support playing Ogg Vorbis audio files and you want to convert your files to MP3 instead. Read more

Converting Audio Files with GStreamer

December 13, 2010 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: command line, gnome, HowTo, linux 

I've written before about ripping audio CD's from the command line (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4). Certainly, if you're just ripping a new CD, then just convert the audio to your chosen format at that time. But maybe you've been archiving your music in FLAC format or you purchased some high bit-rate MP3's for download and now you want them in a different format or bit-rate for your music player.  Read more

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