Convert all Flac in a directory to Mp3 using maximum quality variable bitrate

for file in *.flac; do flac -cd "$file" | lame -q 0 --vbr-new -V 0 - "${file%.flac}.mp3"; done

By: irae
2010-04-11 05:35:06

What Others Think

Very nice. Now I only wish it copied the tags also.
malathion · 410 weeks and 2 days ago
You can copy tags with this: IFS=$'\n'; for i in $(ls *.flac); do mp3info -l "$(mediainfo "$i" | grep "Album " | cut -d':' -f2 | sed 's/ //')" -y "$(mediainfo "$i" | grep "Recorded date " | cut -d':' -f2 | sed 's/ //')" -n "$(mediainfo "$i" | grep "Track name/Position " | cut -d':' -f2 | sed 's/ //')" -a "$(mediainfo "$i" | grep "^Performer " | cut -d':' -f2 | sed 's/ //')" -t "$(mediainfo "$i" | grep "Track name " | cut -d':' -f2 | sed 's/ //')" -c "$(mediainfo "$i" | grep "Genre " | cut -d':' -f2 | sed 's/ //')" "$(echo $i | sed 's/\.flac/\.mp3/')"; done Yeah it's a bit long, no time to make it shorter, anyway , it does the job, exepect for "Genre" field wich most be an integer on the mp3, so i put Genre in the mp3's comment field. Hope it'll help
azerty · 276 weeks and 6 days ago

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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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