Convert .flac and .ape to mp3

Victor Sudakov vas at
Thu Jan 4 17:06:44 UTC 2018

Steve O'Hara-Smith 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?
> 	The package doesn't support creating mp3 files for legal reasons,
> but if you build the port and enable the LAME option then you can encode
> mp3s with ffmpeg. Alternatively you can build the lame port decode to pcm
> (or wav) and then encode with lame.
> 	I'm fairly sure that all the mp3 encoders require building ports
> for legal reasons.

That was it. I use the default FreeBSD pkg repository with my desktop
system, the audio/lame package is totally absent from there and the
multimedia/ffmpeg package is missing MP3 encoding capability.

I'll have to build them from ports enabling MP3 encoding, which I'm
doing now.

BTW how do you manage such a situation when all of your packages are
from a remote repository and a couple of others you have to build from
ports locally (or install from another repository)?

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN

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