LAME Package Question
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Sun Oct 30 00:42:58 UTC 2016
On Sat, 29 Oct 2016 19:28:14 -0500, Brandon J. Wandersee wrote:
> Polytropon writes:
> > On Sat, 29 Oct 2016 16:46:24 -0700, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk wrote:
> >> On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 12:55 PM, Brandon J. Wandersee <
> >> brandon.wandersee at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Polytropon writes:
> >> >
> >> > > There might be alternatives: "toolame" and "twolame" are present
> >> > > in the ports collection. They probably have packages available.
> >> > > Maybe you can use one of them to replace "lame"?
> >> >
> >> > Those are both MP2 encoders, while LAME is an MP3 encoder.
> >> >
> >> [...]
> >> I can not say anything about why MP3 is needed , but considering the
> >> following page may deduce that there are free and usable licensed
> >> alternatives ( some intermediary steps may be used : for example : Convert
> >> MP3 to WAV , Play WAV ) ( Please consider other links in that page ) :
> >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_free_software_for_audio
> >> ( Comparison of free software for audio )
> > The "lame" _encoder_ is utilized by many other programs. Its
> > absence might cause problems for example for the following
> > construct: youtube-dl -> ffmpeg -> lame. So if there is a
> > way to switch from "lame" to a different encoder which can
> > be installed via "pkg install", the installing & updating
> > problem could be solved.
> Also, LAME is itself open-source and is widely considered *the* standard
> MP3 audio encoder, while MP3 is widely considered *the* standard digital
> audio format.
I think that is the main reason why "lame" is in use for
so many cases, as stand-alone program and as dependency
or library (e. g. libmp3lame <- ffmpeg <- youtube-dl).
> As a side note, transcoding MP3 to WAV---or any other lossy format to
> any other loss-less format---isn't really a good idea.
Except you want to create audio CDs from MP3 files (to play
them in a device that doesn't read MP3 data CDs). :-)
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