Morgan Wajda-Levie on Tue, 2 Jan 2001 15:07:50 -0500

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Re: [PLUG] CD Burning using MP3s as source

I don't know of a GUI off hand, but it's really easy to do with
mpg123.  You don't convert them to .wav, you just convert them to raw
files.  Here's a quick shell script to convert a whole directory:

for I in *.mp3
  mpg123 -s "$I" > "$I.cdr"

The only important thing to note here is that you'll need to swap the
byte order.  I'm not sure what the option is for cdrecord; it's --swap
with cdrdao.

It would be pretty easy to hack up a quick perl script to take the
files from there, burn your cd, and then delete the raws.  I have one
for cdrdao, but you probably don't want that.


On Tue, Jan 02, 2001 at 01:36:06PM -0500, Michael Leone wrote:
> OK. I'm looking for a way to automatically convert MP3 files to WAV files, and then burn them onto a CD. Burning WAV files I can do, easily, using either gcombust (I prefer GUIs), or cdrecord, via command-line.
> What I'd like to find is a GUI that will automatically convert MP3 files, the same way I can specify WAV files. Preferably, one that does it on-the-fly - i.e., I specify a set of MP3s (or even a directory name, which contains MP3s), and the program will convert to WAVs; burn the CD; then get rid of the intermediate WAV file.  Does anybody know of any way to do this?
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