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Convert multiple flac files to mp3

Terminal - Convert multiple flac files to mp3
for file in *.flac; do $(flac -cd "$file" | lame -h - "${file%.flac}.mp3"); done
2010-03-08 13:37:25
User: schmiddim
Functions: file
Convert multiple flac files to mp3

make sure that flac and lame are installed

sudo apt-get install lame flac

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Is there some reason for using process substitution here? Couldn't you just do:

for file in *.flac; do flac -cd "$file" | lame -h - "${file%.flac}.mp3"; done
Comment by eightmillion 324 weeks and 5 days ago

It iisn't. On second tought I think its because I really like brackets^^

Comment by schmiddim 324 weeks and 5 days ago

When encoding from flac, I try and keep the highest quality. I use the V0 encoding routine which averages between 226 and 256kbps vbr. The-h switch results in 128kbps streams which I now avoid at all costs. Try the command with the V0 switch instead and hear the difference.

for file in *.flac; do flac -cd "$file" | lame -V0 - "${file%.flac}.mp3"; done
Comment by LoganPhyve 321 weeks ago

Made a slight mistake in my syntax, figured I'd update it so others don't process the batch wrong. There's supposed to be a space between V and 0.

for file in *.flac; do flac -cd "$file" | lame -V 0 - "${file%.flac}.mp3"; done
Comment by LoganPhyve 304 weeks and 6 days ago

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