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Re: [gNewSense-users] Welcome Damian

From: Andrew Wigglesworth
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Welcome Damian
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2006 11:01:13 +0000
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On Saturday 09 December 2006 10:47, Peter Rock wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 20:44:54 +0000
> > From: Damian Wardingley <address@hidden>
> > Subject: [gNewSense-users] Hello to the list - newbie question as a
> >     starter for 10
> > To: address@hidden
> > Message-ID: <address@hidden>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
> >
> >
> >
> > The only additional packages I have installed beyond the base "off the
> > disc" installation are Thunderbird (I don't need Evolution ll PIM
> > functionality), Seahorse key manager, network-manager, Gnomebaker, and
> > the ugly pack for Gstreamer (I have a lot of .mp3 files left over from
> > when I was using Window$, sorry...).
> You can use a program like Audacity (sudo apt-get install audacity) to
> convert your .mp3s to .oggs. I don't think this process requires
> non-free software. If I'm mistaken, please someone let me know.
> Welcome Damian, to the world of free software!
> Peter.
> (

The command line programme mp32ogg I think is the quickest and easiest way to 
convert from mp3 to ogg, and it's Free Software.

To do a whole directory of mp3 files, simply use a wildcard;

mp32ogg *.mp3

btw.  Audacity does not do any conversion itself, it uses other libraries, so 
as a programme it is rather cumbersome and superfluous for simple media file 


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