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You can also download the mp3 directly from youtube without converting using ffmpeg youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 <video URL> From the online help: -x, --extract-audio convert video files to audio-only files (requires ffmpeg or avconv and ffprobe or avprobe) Bear in mind as well that youtube-dl ...


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sudo apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec-extra-52 If package not found try: sudo apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec-extra-53 you can also try to install the libmp3lame0 package: sudo apt-get install libmp3lame0


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You can try easytag-aac


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Very simple CLI solution: ffmpeg -i VIDEOFILE -acodec libmp3lame -metadata TITLE="Name of Song" OUTPUTFILE.mp3 In case you don't have ffmpeg installed: sudo apt-get install ffmpeg


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Downloading from youTube Install youtube-dl from the official repository in Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install youtube-dl To download a video execute the following: youtube-dl <url> E.g youtube-dl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z-hEyVQDRA You can also specify other options -b Best quality -m Mobile version -d High ...


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Install Soundconverter and run Soundconverter from launcher or terminal The default conversion is .ogg change this to mp3 going to edit-> preferences under type of results. Format to MP3 as follow: Click on add folder and then select your music folder. You may select the output folder on the above preference configuration before you clicking on ...


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apt-cache search --names-only k3b shows a codec package I don't have. I installed it via apt-get to solve: sudo apt-get install libk3b6-extracodecs


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For MP3, I strongly suggest using Lame , considered by many (including me) THE best MP3 encoder, specially for VBR. sudo apt-get install lame And to encode: lame -V 5 file.wav file.mp3 This will create a high-quality MP3 VBR file around ~130kbps, which is great for casual listening. Use -V 3 for average bitrates around ~200kbps If you want to create ...


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SoundConverter can do this without having to mess around on the command-line, and it's available in the Ubuntu Software Center:


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Searching for packages matching ogg, I found dir2ogg which seems to be exactly what you want. Just sudo apt-get install dir2ogg dir2ogg -r /path/to/mp3s/ And it recursively finds and converts all mp3 files under /path/to/mp3s/ to ogg (assuming I read the manual correctly).


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I would recommend Sound Converter. It is extremely simple to use for what you want. You can find it in the Software Center, or install it from the terminal: sudo apt-get install soundconverter soundconverter All you need to do is open it up, change your preferences (Edit -> Preferences) then click the "Add File" or "Add Folder" buttons to add the music ...


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youtube-dl has a command line option to extract the audio into an mp3 and discard the video downloaded: youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 -l [YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK] This works in my version of youtube-dl, which is 2012.09.27. Download youtube-dl from its website.


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Ogg Vorbis is a superior format for many reasons, not only being an open, royalty-free, patent-free standard. Just to name a few technical aspects, it has native metadata support, gapless play and multichannel, unlike MP3's ID3v1/v2 tags (v2 has no standard at all), player hacks to mitigate gaps (try listening to a live album) and 2 max channels (stereo). So ...


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You can do this in VLC. Once you have started VLC: select "Media" --> "Convert/Save" Click "Add..." and select the file you want Click "Convert / Save" (on the bottom) Provide a "Destination file:" Select the "Profile" (i.e. "Audio - MP3", "Audio - Vorbis (OGG)", etc.) Click "Start" Relax and enjoy your shoes You can install VLC from Synaptic or the ...


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There's no software in Linux like the current Winamp. If you want something almost similar, try Audacious, BUT the skined interface ONLY supports winamp 2.x skins. I came from a Winamp environment so I can say this, forget about skins and use the default GTK interface and you'll like it, I know I did :)


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Audacity Audacity has many good audio processing tools suitable to improve the sound of poor audio recordings. Noise reduction Amplifying without distortion of loud parts Removal of peaks Noise reduction/removal Load audio file into Audacity for processing Select an area containing background noise only Open Effect > Noise Removal... Choose Get ...


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Be careful with conversions from MP3, M4A, etc. to OGG because the result may sound poor! Warning: Both MP3 and OGG are lossy formats, unlike say WAV or FLAC. This means that they achieve their compression in great part by throwing away bits of audio information that are imperceptible to the human ear (called psychoacoustics [wikipedia]) When you encode ...


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Right-click an MP3 file, and from the menu select “Properties”. In the window that appears, go to the “Open With” tab and select VLC. Click the “Set As Default” button to set VLC as the default player. You might also want to set the default player in the sound menu: How do I change the Sound Menu's default music player?


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There is also Gloobus for preview. Just follow the steps below and you do not even need to restart Nautilus or do anything. Install PPA, Update, install packages, done. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gloobus-dev/gloobus-preview sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gloobus-preview gloobus-sushi Gloobus is an alternative to Sushi (Which I find much better ...


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The simple way to do it is: ffmpeg -v 5 -y -i input.m4a -acodec libmp3lame -ac 2 -ab 192k output.mp3 If you want a script to wrap that, try aac2mp3, which should work for you. (The syntax for that last statement was pulled from there.) Inline code included below: #!/bin/bash # # $Id: aac2mp3,v 1.2 03/30/2008 10:00 Daniel Tavares (dantavares@gmail.com) - ...


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With gnome-sushi installed and then from Nautilus .... To preview a song left click on the file then press the space bar. Gnome-Sushi will then play the file in a separate window. Not as simple as the old mouse hover preview, but also better in that you can move the mouse away and it will keep playing until you stop it. If you click on another song the ...


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Use a combination of FFMPEG and String Manipulation. Change into the folder where your mp3's are located: cd mp3folder One example is to use a simple "for" loop: for file in *.mp3 do ffmpeg -i "${file}" "${file/%mp3/ogg}" done The double quotes prevent spaces in the filenames being treated as 'newlines'. ffmpeg has several options to include in the ...


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Audacious is very similar to Winamp and it can even use some of the same skins. Audacious homepage


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Edit->Preferences and tick the "Update file and folder names" box. Then flick to the Source Specific tab to set how you want the folders and files named. Unfortunately, the files aren't renamed automatically. They only update when you manually change the tags. The only way to achieve this today is to select all songs, right click and choose 'edit ...


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My suggestion involves: recording your tape as one file Removing the tape hiss Splitting the file individual tracks Re-encoding the tracks into individual mp3 files To do this will involve the following software which you can install from the Software Centre: Audacity Gramofile Installing restricted codecs - search for restricted and choose the ...


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You say you've tried mp3split but have you read the full manpage? I ask because the -s silence mode can take parameters to help it determine silence. There's also a -c CDDB database query mode. If this is a known CD, you can pull the track listing from online. This will also name tracks correctly and (I think) it'll even set the tags up. It is an ...


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There is a good soundconverter called "soundconverter" in the Softwarecenter. I made the test, tags are maintained when converting from .mp3 to .ogg.


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Terminal way: lame is in Universe repository. So you have to first enable universe repository. See this question → How do I enable the "Universe" repository? Then install lame by the below using commands in a terminal. To open a terminal press Ctrl + Alt + T. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lame Then navigate to the directory by ...


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Both EasyTag and PuddleTag are available in the raring repos http://projects.gnome.org/easytag/ http://puddletag.sourceforge.net/



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