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CommuSoft
August 29th, 2011, 05:02 PM
Hi,

I want to convert a lot of .wav files to .mp3. Because the quality doesn't matter and the sound files are relativly long, I would like to convert it to "very low" quality with variable bitrate (VBR). The options are available in Soundconverter. Are there any options to do this by the command line.

Currently I have the following bash command:


soundconverter -b -m audio/mpeg -q -s .mp3 "$f.wav"

I was wondering if there are other options available to edit the bitrate (Haven't found any in the man page). The program doesn't have to be Soundconverter. If there is a better program with bash commands.

Thanks in advance.

ron999
August 29th, 2011, 06:21 PM
The program doesn't have to be Soundconverter. If there is a better program with bash commands.

Hi
If you only want to convert wav files to mp3 you might as well use LAME.

sudo apt-get install lame

Then use lame --longhelp to see the options.

CommuSoft
August 30th, 2011, 03:48 PM
Many thanks! That program did the job :D