MP3 to OGG converters

Michael A. Peters mpeters at
Wed Dec 8 21:19:56 UTC 2004

On 12/08/2004 10:04:31 AM, Mark Haney wrote:
> Can anyone tell me of a good MP3 to OGG converter for linux?  Is one
> included with FC3?

One is not included in fc3
You will need to add mp3 support to your fc3 install. One way to do  
that would be to add the repositories to your yum.conf  
file, and install their libmad package (for decoding mp3)

As has been mentioned, you will lose the tags unless you save them  
first for passing them to oggenc.

I do this when transcoding from flac (lossless) to mp3 with a shell  
script, but I've never gone from mp3 to anything else, as has been  
mentioned - mp3 is lossy, and it is not wise to go from lossy to lossy.

If you are having issues playing mp3 files hence your desire to  
transcode, a better solution imho is to simply add mp3 support to fc3.  
Then you can listen to your mp3's.

Again - the repositories are needed.

Once you've configured yum for -

yum install gstreamer-plugins-mp3 xmms-mp3

That will install everything you need to play mp3's in either rhythmbox  
or xmms.

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