Convert .flac and .ape to mp3

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Jan 4 16:52:01 UTC 2018

On Thu, 4 Jan 2018 23:34:21 +0700, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> What do you convert ape and flac audio files to mp3 with?
> multimedia/ffmpeg does not seem to support encoding to mp3 (only
> decoding), what else could I try?

Huh? I'm using ffmpeg regularly to convert from mp4 or flv _to_ mp3,
this works quite well. Maybe you need to install an additional encoder,
plugin, or library if you're lacking mp3 support?

	% ffmpeg -i example.flv example.mp3

It does what it says on the can. Works for years. :-)

With ffmpeg's mp3 support, you should be able to convert from flac
or ape in a similar manner.

Additionally, mencoder might have the ability to convert from flac
or ape to mp3, as it usually can read and write any format. Even
though mencoder is primarily intended for multimedia use (video
and audio), it can process "just audio" as well.

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