Convert .flac and .ape to mp3

Victor Sudakov vas at
Sat Jan 6 15:24:51 UTC 2018

Dave 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?
> I prefer audio/sox but, like FFMPeG, you need to compile in mp3 encoding
> support from port.  Sox is the audio equivalent of FFMPeG, ie very, very
> powerful in it's own are of expertise which can be as simple or as complex
> to use as you want it to be, eg sox file.flac file.mp3

It would be interesting to find something which splits large flac/ape
files before converting to mp3, and parses .cue files for track names
and inserts them as ID tags into mp3 files.

I hear sysutils/bchunk can split ape files into separate tracks but
how do I feed track names to ffmpeg/sox/whatever to be included as mp3
ID tags?

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN

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