[olug] wav to mp3 file

Eric Pierce eric_olug at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 19 05:36:09 UTC 2002

Don't forget XMMS for native ogg support!
[4] http://www.xmms.org/
Ditto all lame & ogg vorbis comments.
  Christopher Cashell <topher at zyp.org> wrote: At Wed, 17 Jul 02, Unidentified Flying Banana roger schmeits, said:
> I need to convert a wav file to a mp3 file. Any suggestions?

With respect to the quality you'll end up, lame[1] (with the '-h'
option) is generally the best available for mp3's. You can easily get
Linux binaries from NotLame[2], if needed.

However, depending on what you're using this for, you may also want to
consider encoding it as an Ogg Vorbis[3] file. I first started playing
with Vorbis a while back, but recently it's reached a point where I
consider it to be generally superior to mp3's. The quality is higher,
the files are smaller, and it feels good knowing there's no patent
issues. Additionally, both WinAmp and Zinf (formerly FreeAmp) now
contain native support for Ogg Vorbis files.

[1] http://www.mp3dev.org/mp3/
[2] http://hive.me.gu.edu.au/not_lame/
[3] http://www.vorbis.com/

> Roger



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