Question re: batch conversion of m4a files....

Karl Denninger karl at
Fri Jul 14 04:33:47 UTC 2006

Not sure this is the right list.... but..... couldn't find one that was a
better "fit".

Anyone know if there's a port (or combination of ports) that would allow
conversion of file(s) from m4a format to mp3?

M4a is a "lossless" format and is similar to what Apple's Itunes uses, but
unprotected (no DRM embedded, so no problem with "reading" them) - I have 
a buttload of them but need them in MP3 format for a media player that can't
"eat" m4a native.

There are Windows "pay for" software solutions, but of course, if there are
ports in the FreeBSD collection that can do this (either singularly or as a
pipeline) that'd be even better....

A quick look through the ports descriptions hasn't resulted in a "Eureka!",
so I figured I'd ask here.... perhaps someone else has faced the same

Thanks in advance!

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