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

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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 · 428 weeks and 6 days ago
It iisn't. On second tought I think its because I really like brackets^^
schmiddim · 428 weeks and 6 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 · 425 weeks and 1 day 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 · 409 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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