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post #31 of 43
If you do intent to convert FLAC to MP3 320 kbps why don't you copy the FLACs and convert the copies? If you already did sorry. Anyway using that method saves your original FLACs.
post #32 of 43
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Originally Posted by UNHchabo View Post
Please excuse the fact that I just registered, too; I've been lurking Head-Fi for a while now.

If I may shamelessly plug: I wrote a free and open-source program that sounds like it will suit your needs perfectly:
FlacSquisher | Get FlacSquisher at SourceForge.net

Run the program, select MP3 encoding, change the command-line to "-b 320", and you're good to go.

Personally, I rip to FLAC with EAC, and listen to the Flacs when I'm at home, then I use FlacSquisher to convert the Flacs to Oggs so I can listen to them on my Rockbox'd Sansa.

I hope it helps!
Very useful little program. I used it just tonight to convert some FLAC files to V0 MP3. Excellent job. Saved me the $36 that I would have paid for dbPowerAmp's converter with a bunch of features I won't use. Thanks a bunch!
post #33 of 43
I hope this isn't considered ressurecting a thread that had been expired, but this has just been linked to.

UNCHabo, does your programme convert to LAME MP3, and is there an ubuntu version, or just windows?

Thanks.
post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by Deep Funk View Post
If you do intent to convert FLAC to MP3 320 kbps why don't you copy the FLACs and convert the copies? If you already did sorry. Anyway using that method saves your original FLACs.
FlacSquisher does save the original FLACs. You specify the directory that contains your Flacs, and the directory you want the converted files to go. It converts the files while keeping the originals intact. In my case, it means that if a new version of the encoder is released that provides better quality at the same bitrate, I can just delete my lossy folder, hit "Encode", and walk away.

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Originally Posted by EddieE View Post
I hope this isn't considered ressurecting a thread that had been expired, but this has just been linked to.

UNCHabo, does your programme convert to LAME MP3, and is there an ubuntu version, or just windows?

Thanks.
There's only one version, but since it's a .NET program, you can run FlacSquisher in Ubuntu using the "Mono" package. The main thing is that under Linux you'll have to change the paths to the encoders -- for instance, instead of "C:\Program Files\FlacSquisher\oggenc.exe", you'll need to point it to where oggenc is on your system, like "/usr/bin/oggenc".

I wrote this up a while ago; the information is out-of-date. That I know of, FlacSquisher no longer crashes in Mono:
FlacSquisher - A Windows Audio Conversion Utility

However, I still haven't tested whether FlacSquisher will successfully run Lame in Linux. I'll do that soon, along with fixing some other bugs.
post #35 of 43
I'm tempted by FLAC-Squisher. Is it stable and reliable?
post #36 of 43
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I'm tempted by FLAC-Squisher. Is it stable and reliable?
It's pretty stable; even if something goes wrong, the worst that I can expect will happen is you might have some Flac files that were never encoded. If you do encounter a bug, let me know, and I'll work on fixing it.
post #37 of 43
I'm still considering using it. My music collection has yet to be entirely ripped to my PC and I have to figure out EAC.
post #38 of 43

I asked this question earlier today in a thread called Flac to MP3 - What is the best free software?

Someone said Foobar. Why not use Foobar? (reading only the OP of this thread I don't understand)

 

Anyways my main question right now regards converting Flac to 320kbps MP3 using Foobar:

 

Should I use or downlaod any DSPs?

available DSPs.JPG

post #39 of 43

No DSP, what would be the point in using a DSP in the conversion? If you need a DSP you can still reapply them during playback, no need to have irremediably tweaked files.

post #40 of 43

i don't know, I thought there might be one I could download that is a good all around natural tweak to put on every mp3. i don't know if there is any dsps out there like that (you can download more from foobar's website for instance)

post #41 of 43

There is no such DSP, no matter what advertisements tell you. Should you speak to a mastering engineering, there is no recipe guaranteed to get you a good master, it all depends on the original mixed material and the effects you want to achieve. It's about the same when converting to a lossy format, there's no general recipe to improve the result, the best you can do is trusting that the engineers and scientist who developed the format knew psychoacoustics well enough so that the result stays faithful to the original.

 

If you want a better result, you should just change format, mpc, hybrid wavpack, ogg, and aac are all supposed to give a better result than mp3, no one has managed to rank those reliably at high bitrates though, I would advise using aac since the format is the most widely spread after mp3.

 

PS: to convet to aac with foobar you need to download the nero encoder, it's freeware for personal use.


Edited by khaos974 - 9/12/10 at 7:35pm
post #42 of 43
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Originally Posted by UNHchabo View Post

Please excuse the fact that I just registered, too; I've been lurking Head-Fi for a while now.

If I may shamelessly plug: I wrote a free and open-source program that sounds like it will suit your needs perfectly:
FlacSquisher | Get FlacSquisher at SourceForge.net

Run the program, select MP3 encoding, change the command-line to "-b 320", and you're good to go.

Personally, I rip to FLAC with EAC, and listen to the Flacs when I'm at home, then I use FlacSquisher to convert the Flacs to Oggs so I can listen to them on my Rockbox'd Sansa.

I hope it helps!

Awesome thread + post, I'll check this out.

post #43 of 43

Used Flac Squisher today, awesome little program.  It was just what I was looking for, thanks!

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