2003-11-23 02:07:23 UTC
then booting that *other* operating system in order to burn audio CDs.
I've read the various HOWTOs at linuxdoc and all of them are pretty
far out of date.
I've used cdrecord for the actual burning process and I've
used mpg123 to convert some mp3's into wav format. It's a pretty
clunky process and mpg123 sometimes just dies on some of my mp3's
and fails to convert to 44100 format on some others.
Mpg123 looks like it hasn't been updated since 1999 (rev 0.59r).
Mpg321 is also old (well over a year since last update 2002-03-24).
MAD looks to be more recent but requires a pretty determined bunch
of installation to get the libraries in place and compile.
Xcdroast looks like a much more recently maintained program but it
doesn't (yet) convert mp3's to wav format. It does have a nice GUI
but I still have to convert my mp3's by hand and move them into the
area where xcdroast looks for them. I've downloaded Xcdroast
0.98alpha15 and it's working well for me.
I'd sure like to hear from anyone who has a fairly simple system for
writing audio CDs from mp3 files. I'd also like to know what the
current "best" tools are for converting mp3 to wav format.
My current system is a fairly stock RH9.0 with an older IDE burner.
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