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size_XXM
December 9th, 2009, 02:54 PM
Hi. I'm looking for a flac equivalent of mp32ogg (http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/mp32ogg).
A flac2ogg script apparently exists (http://members.fortunecity.com/stateq/flac2ogg.html), but
it's not in the repo
it does a two-step, file-based conversion (flac>wav>vorbis) instead of using pipes, gobbling up disk space for large tracks
the TODO indicates it's unfinished - it doesn't put the resulting file in the same directory as the original one, somewhat failing the whole point of batch conversion
it appears unmaintained, making the above point unlikely to go away

Are there any other tools?

David Gerard
February 18th, 2010, 06:37 PM
Hi. I'm looking for a flac equivalent of mp32ogg (http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/mp32ogg).
A flac2ogg script apparently exists (http://members.fortunecity.com/stateq/flac2ogg.html), but
it's not in the repo
it does a two-step, file-based conversion (flac>wav>vorbis) instead of using pipes, gobbling up disk space for large tracks
the TODO indicates it's unfinished - it doesn't put the resulting file in the same directory as the original one, somewhat failing the whole point of batch conversion
it appears unmaintained, making the above point unlikely to go away

Are there any other tools?

acxi was just released:

http://techpatterns.com/forums/about1491.html

It's an updated version of flac2ogg.pl .

It appears to preserve tags too, in a quick test I did just now. If not, it should be easy enough to add tag preservation and submit a patch back!

I haven't tried writing oggs to the directory the flacs are in - my use is taking CDs I've bought and ripped to flac (for storage) and ripping them to ogg (for my music player, a cheap Chinese S1-based thing that plays Oggs even though it's not mentioned anywhere). Try it and see ;-)