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By Bob Abooey (Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 05:10:09 PM EST) (all tags)
Please to answer this simple query.


What's the best (i.e. easiest) way to take a folder of wav files and convert them all to mp3's for your mobile mp3 player?

I should note that FREE should most likely be a part of this simple solution. I should also note that Windows solutions are the only ones that interest me so don't start blathering about some cool FreeBSD app that your hippie pal wrote or whatever.

Many thanks and God Speed and whatnot.

Warmest regards,
--Bob

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Exact Audio Copy by greyrat (4.00 / 2) #1 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 05:15:41 PM EST
FTW.

<http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/download>

I've used various beta versions for... ten years? Totally fucking awesome. I also use it to rip vinyl albums, cassette tapes, internet radio shows and virtually any sound you can run through your computers line-in.

Yep. Or iTunes. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 05:38:57 PM EST
Let's see if anyone bites on that troll...

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He said Windows only! (nt) by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #25 Mon Jul 20, 2009 at 01:50:17 PM EST

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Yeah this. by technician (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 06:48:16 PM EST
EAC is awesome, but can be a bit clunky. 

For quick ~y~ dirty conversions, get lame (which eac will need too, IIRC) and lamedropXP.  You just drop files on it, and it'll convert them.  The right-click context menus have the different lame options, etc.


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In Ye Olde Loonicks Days Of Yore by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 05:43:07 PM EST
I used cdparanoia to rip the cd, then lame (a command line encoder, controlled by a python script) to convert the wav files to mp3's.

There are versions of lame for Windows. But EAC is probably a helluvalot easier

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(We can strip mine the rest later.)

get your sugar momma to buy a copy of by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 1) #4 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 06:36:45 PM EST
ProTools for you.  that's free for you!

I've got SONAR 8 by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #17 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 09:31:35 PM EST
Which kicks Pro Tools buttocks, thank you very much, but it won't do what I want regarding automated ripping/converting to mp3's.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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I use by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 06:41:12 PM EST
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Didn't WinAmp... by jayhawk88 (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 06:48:34 PM EST
...used to be able to do something like this?


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dBpoweramp by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #9 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 06:59:04 PM EST
I think it needs a LAME dll downloaded to, but it's great.

I'm using LAME now by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #16 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 09:30:23 PM EST
I just want an automated solution. I want to point something at a folder (or CD) and tell it to magically make them mp3's with all the id tags and whatnot.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

How's my blogging: Call me at 209.867.5309 to complain.

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Yep. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #19 Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 12:46:13 AM EST
It is automated. I just mentioned that the install mighr be a two stage issue.

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What did you have for lunch today? by me0w (4.00 / 1) #10 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 08:09:12 PM EST


Cold pizza by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #15 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 09:29:12 PM EST
Three slices to be exact.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

How's my blogging: Call me at 209.867.5309 to complain.

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liar by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #22 Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 09:23:30 AM EST
I have on good account your lunch was:


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CDex by BadDoggie (4.00 / 2) #11 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 08:31:34 PM EST
Here.

woof.

OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

Perfect by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #13 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 09:27:37 PM EST
Woof!

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

How's my blogging: Call me at 209.867.5309 to complain.

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what were you recording to WAV by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #12 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 09:00:36 PM EST
anyway, Bob? Put a mic on the bed stand to record your pillow talk ? I thought everyone bought their music from the apple store thingy now a days.. Who bothers to rip anyways ?

Dude by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #14 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 09:28:39 PM EST
Don't you ever borrow CD's from the local library? It's FREE ya know and you can legally rip them for your own use and whatnot.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

How's my blogging: Call me at 209.867.5309 to complain.

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Yes by anonimouse (4.00 / 1) #20 Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 07:36:17 AM EST
but most sensible people rip to MP3 format, not WAV....


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No, it's better to rip to a lossless format by Herring (2.00 / 0) #24 Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 12:08:42 PM EST
like WAV or FLAC, then convert to MP3. Better sound quality.

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I don't know about anyone else by Captain Tenille (4.00 / 1) #18 Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 11:30:06 PM EST
 But when I purchase my music, I insist on getting it on physical media. Opera is expensive enough that I want the CDs just in case, plus you get the informative book.

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iTunes! by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #21 Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 08:59:11 AM EST

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It's political correctness gone mad!

Yup. by barooo (2.00 / 0) #23 Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 11:07:09 AM EST
Free, runs on windows, uses LAME for encoding, and Just Works.

Drag the wavs from explorer into iTunes, let them import, then select all the songs, right click -> Convert selection to MP3.  Done. 


man, i need a beefy taco now.
-gzt
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