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Convert wma to mp3@128k

Terminal - Convert wma to mp3@128k
for f in *.wma; do ffmpeg -i "$f" -ab 128k "${f%.wma}.mp3" -ab 128K; done
2011-11-25 17:48:26
User: mrehqe
Convert wma to mp3@128k

Convert all wma to mp3@128k with ffmpeg into directory.


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Congratulations, you have just converted your music from one proprietary format into another, probably causing it to sound even worse due to transcoding issues.

Also, it'll only work on DRM-free wma's which, I'm sad to say, are rare.

Comment by h3xx 173 weeks and 2 days ago

yes, I know, but my car audio can read only mp3. If you like ogg, just try:

for f in *.wma; do ffmpeg -i "$f" -ab 128k "${f%.wma}.ogg" -ab 128K; done

set -ab parameter how you like.

Comment by mrehqe 173 weeks and 1 day ago

Nice, thanks! Just what I needed... Worked great on Mac OS X 10.8.2

Comment by SeanDeNigris 118 weeks and 3 days ago

I'm new to bash and trying to get this to work recursively (presumably using find). I had tried just executing something like: find ./ -name '*.wma' -type f -print0 | xargs -0 -I f ffmpeg -i "$f" -ab 128k "${f%.wma}.mp3" -ab 128K

but the one part that's not working is the string mod op when saving the new mp3 file with an mp3 rather than wma extension. It seems like my piped variable is treated differently than when $f was just an expanded variable. What am I doing wrong here and is there an overall better approach?


Comment by howarddierking 115 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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