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Convert a mp3 file to m4a

Terminal - Convert a mp3 file to m4a
mplayer -vo null -vc null -ao pcm:fast:file=file.wav file.mp3; faac -b 128 -c 44100 -w file.wav
2009-03-24 21:04:35
User: llama
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Convert a mp3 file to m4a

I use this to convert mp3 files to m4a files that can be used as ringtones on the iPhone. I've documented the process here: http://www.control-d.com/?p=60

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Or there's always this...

lame --decode file.mp3 - | faac -b 128 -c 44100 -w -o file.m4a -
Comment by TheMightyBuzzard 336 weeks ago

"-b 128" GAAASP! Maybe for a walkie talkie! Gimme some sweet vbr 128-512 range please

Comment by linuxrawkstar 336 weeks ago

----but if you are doing this strictly for use on an iphone for ringtones, vbr might not work.

Comment by linuxrawkstar 336 weeks ago

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