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

How to resample MP3 audio files on Linux using LAME

August 10, 2008 by · 15 Comments
Filed under: bash, HowTo, lame, linux, mp3, Ubuntu 

If you're like me, you're not willing to shell out several hundred dollars to buy an 80GB iPOD to carry and store your music collection. In my case, I chose the 4GB Sansa e260 as my music player. Having ripped my music at high bitrates for improved quality, I soon became dissatisfied with the capacity of my player. At that point, I decided to do some experimenting with LAME's different encoding options in order to determine what settings gave me the minimum file size while providing acceptable sound quality. For me, LAME's variable bit rate preset 5 provides a good compromise between sound quality and file size. Read more