Convert multiple flac files to mp3

for file in *.flac; do $(flac -cd "$file" | lame -h - "${file%.flac}.mp3"); done
make sure that flac and lame are installed sudo apt-get install lame flac

By: schmiddim
2010-03-08 13:37:25

What Others Think

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
eightmillion · 642 weeks and 4 days ago
It iisn't. On second tought I think its because I really like brackets^^
schmiddim · 642 weeks and 4 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
LoganPhyve · 638 weeks and 6 days 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
LoganPhyve · 622 weeks and 5 days ago
You can learn so many such commands through this website and if you are really interested in learning the Unix commands, you are here at the right place. The above diamond rings command is used to convert multiple flac files to mp3. I am looking here for more explanation regarding that and keep sharing more details here.
Alyssalauren · 10 weeks and 3 days ago
Here they are providing the code which helps in converting the multiple flax files to MP3 and they have provided the code for it so that the people who want to try it out a can use the code that is given here to check how effective it is Tech Businessman From Maui
Kaitlyn · 4 weeks and 3 days ago

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