Software :: Convert A Bunch Of .ogg Files To Mp3 To Play On IPod - Unable To Convert With Sound Converter?
May 3, 2009
I have Ubuntu 9.04 and just installed Sound Converter. I am trying to convert a bunch of .ogg files to mp3 to play on my iPod and it's not working so well. In the Sound Converter options I have is set to convert to high quality mp3. I choose the folder that the files are in and after a moment (slow laptop) Sound Converter populates, I hit 'convert' and it shows that the conversion completes in two seconds. All that it did was create the new folder structure of artist/album but there is nothing in there. Not sure what I am missing. I used Sound Converter before and it worked fine.
I've had no trouble with it until attempting to add new music to my banshee music library and ipod. I've copied the music into my music folder and tried to convert to MP3 with sound converter but it keeps popping up with the warning "Cannot overwrite source files". I tried to convert the files to MP3 directly from the cd but that didn't work either.
I'm not asking for help here, just documenting something I just discovered. Yesterday I wanted to batch-convert a bunch of old wma files to ogg vorbis. Not wanting to go through intermediate wav files, I tried to use ffmpeg to do it in one go. I first tried using the following command (in a loop, which I won't print here).
Code: ffmpeg -i $file -f ogg -acodec vorbis -ab 192k outputdir/$file "vorbis" turns out to be the built-in libavc implementation of the codec. In the process I discovered that the -ab value is always ignored. No matter what value you put, the output is always the default 64k (average, but of course it's vbr). You can however use the poorly-documented -aq option to set the audio quality used. The values don't correspond to the oggenc values though, being a number ranging from 10-100 (or more, I don't know what the maximum is). It's not exactly clear what number corresponds to what average bitrate, so you have to experiment. ~30 seems to give you an average-rate file, while anything above 60 is probably overkill.
Switching to the external libvorbis gave me more flexibility, although at a cost of much longer encoding times (note that ffmpeg must have been compiled with libvorbis support first).
I could use both -ab and -aq (with the numbers corresponding to the oggenc values), with no problems. ffmpeg does display some wrong values in it's output text, however. In addition, there's one more difference. The vorbis (libavc) codec provides an entry in the header of the ogg container reporting the average bitrate, but it doesn't appear to provide a similar bitrate header in the vorbis stream itself. Some programs may not report the bitrate value because of this.
libvorbis provides both headers, avoiding that problem. So to summarize, libvorbis appears to be a better codec choice than vorbis.
I keep trying to convert a bunch of jpg files into pdf, but ImageMagick just seems to keep failing there. Well well, after three thousand fix and reinstall attempts (seriously, I've been trying to fix it for the last month or so), this is what I'm getting today:
I need to play or preferably convert (i.e. to MP3) old SNG files, which contain voice records. From what I could find, it's basically a MIDI created by synthetiser. I think it was recorded by some ancient VLC player. I failed so far to play it on anything I could download.
I'm trying to use convert, I have installed the imagemagick. I use this line:convert *.jpg test.pdf but I'm only able to convert to pdf 1 single jpg file, not multiple files at once. When there's more than one file, I get the following error: Segmentation fault
Recently upgraded to Squeeze, and have a problem with Devede I haven`t seen before. When I try to convert three avi files to play on a standard dvd player, the finished ISO is still only 2,2 GB. It turns out only the first file gets included in the ISO, even though I can see Devede processing all files during conversion.
I have a lot of .flac files downloaded from several sites. Most of them come with a .cue file, and the .jpg with the cover, etc. It seems it is the intention of the uploader that one rebuilds the original CDDA. However, if I had a stand-alone CD/DVD player with flac I would hardly see the point of converting the flac to cdda. Furthermore, I could even play the flacs with a software player although, in this case, the audio quality would not be so good due to the noise picked up by the signal from the PC digital circuits.
how can I convert .wav sound files to .gsm format as I have an application for this usage ? Please be informed that I have made use of the sox utility for this purpose , as the followings , but it didn't get through : #sox FR00003.wav -r 8000 -c 1 FR0003.gsm resample -ql
What would be the best converter for Fedora 11 to convert videos on to mp3 player? I have done some research and wasn't sure which one that would work. I want to watch videos or movie's not just listening to music.
I am looking for a video converter that will convert AVI into DVD format to burn a disc. I had a program called convert X for windows 7 and with that I was able to make menu's for the DVD and when it finished converting, it would burn it to a disc.
I have been having a problem with K9 Copy whenever I try to convert a DVD to MPEG files using the method without encoding, but for some reason lately it seems to be splitting each episode I am trying to rip into about 6 or 7 pieces instead of just one.
I never usually have a problem with this, but for some reason it seems to be doing this whenever I try to rip something. I am running on Obuntu 9.10 and have K9Copy version 2.3.0 installed. I have tried installing several other versions, but it does the same thing with each.
i am using Ubuntu 11.04 on my computer system. I urgently need a good video converter for converting videos.I have already installed FFmpeg and men-coder,Winff etc. The problem is each has its own drawback.For instance ffmpeg cannot convert a .avi to .3gp with audio working. My preferences are the converter should be user friendly, should support all popular video formats.
I am running 10.10 64-bit and am trying to get an option in WinFF to convert an MPEG file to an iPod compatible video. All of the HOT_TO guides I could find involve installing the FFmpeg libraries, which I have done as well as I could have.The problem is that within WinFF, I don't see anything different in the "Convert To ..." drop-down. The Wiki I am reading tells me to select iPod, but this isn't available.What do I need to do to get this to be selectable?
I read once that you could use VMWare's converter to convert a physical machine into a virtual machine to run in VirtualBox. Can someone point me in the direction of a tutorial or just give me instructions on how to do this? I was very confused by the converter and how to get the image to work with virtualbox.
I have some videos in .mkv that I need to convert to .avi to play on my Xbox 360. I started out trying ffmpeg, but ran into some errors. I tried some of the GUI options available, but they didn't work for me either and I prefer command line anyway. So I'm back to trying to get ffmpeg to work. I started off with:
Code: ffmpeg -i movie.mkv movie.avi This gives me the Error while opening codec etc etc due to not specifying enough parameters. So if I try something like: Code: ffmpeg -i movie.mkv -vcodec copy -acodec copy movie.avi I get "av_interleaved_writeframe(): Error while opening file" error
So at this point I have an idea how to make it work, but am lacking some info. I figure if I try to go from .mkv to .avi while giving it the correct codec options -vcodec and -acodec it will know what to do and give me a workable result. The problem is I don't know what those codecs are. Is there another way for me to work this?
I have some .3GP movies that where made with my mobile phone. I can only play the video and not hear the audio. Is there a way to convert these movies to other format so I can edit them. And is there a way to play a .3GP movie in a mediaplayer with the proper codecs?
How do you convert Open Office (ODT) documents to Text files? I have made a report using libre office. Now I wish to continue editing the document using lyx (latex front end). So the ODT file needs to be saved as some .tex file.
I don't see an option to do this in File menu (export/save as). So is there any other plugin to do this?
i have a large directory of .bsp files that i would like to convert .bz2 archives. I've been searching for some time and all i can find is the obvious compress multiple files into one large archive. If anyone knows how to convert each file individually, while retaining the original file name (testmap.bsp would be archived as testmap.bsp.bz2)