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Windows 7: batch convert flac to mp3 is there a prog that can

26 May 2014   #1
Maxheadroom

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 
batch convert flac to mp3 is there a prog that can

i have a folder of rip'd cd's say 10 albums in there individually named folders i want to be able to select all 10 folders and convert them to mp3 and out put them into the originally named folders to a destination of my choice,

surely there must be some software that can do this?


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02 Jun 2014   #2
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Any video converter can do this.

As well as handbrake.
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05 Jun 2014   #3
Maxheadroom

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

thanks Andrew that handbrake is looking interesting i'll give it a try.
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05 Jun 2014   #4
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

No problem
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07 Sep 2014   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

Why on earth would you want to convert a LOSSLESS format to a Lossy format -- storage is cheap enough and you might regret it later once you've got tired of using hideous bud earphones - believe me mp3 might be OK for taking a bit of music on the move but being able to listen to decent uncompressed music on good quality equipment is still one of the joys of life.

Many programs can easily convert this - even VLC if you need it to - but I'd KEEP the original FLAC files backed up somewhere.


Some CD ripping programs will "Auto tag" the ripped files too -- If you can find yourself a copy of WINAMP that works fine for the rip - and it uses GRACENOTE to get CD track info - IMO better than FREEDB.

Winamp isn't available normally any more but I'm sure a bit of Google will find it (or torrenting !!).

Cheers
jimbo
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07 Sep 2014   #6
Zoloft

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

DBPowerAmp will batch convert, to and from just about any format you can imagine. As Jimbo stated, please, keep your lossless masters!
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07 Sep 2014   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there

Why on earth would you want to convert a LOSSLESS format to a Lossy format -- storage is cheap enough and you might regret it later once you've got tired of using hideous bud earphones - believe me mp3 might be OK for taking a bit of music on the move but being able to listen to decent uncompressed music on good quality equipment is still one of the joys of life...
And that would be the reason. Many, if not most, portable players, will play only mp3s. Automotive CD players will hold more music if it had been compressed and, on most of those, the only compressed format they will play is mp3.

Depending on one's equipment, music source (such as CDs), and ears, mp3s ripped at a high enough bit rate will sound just as good as uncompressed music. I rip mine at an insane 320kbps.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
...Many programs can easily convert this - even VLC if you need it to - but I'd KEEP the original FLAC files backed up somewhere...
I totally agree. When I rip a new CD, I always rip it to both .wav and .mp3. On any kind of file, be it an Office file, photos, music, etc. one should always retain the original and modify only a copy. Although, right now, my only portable player is my truck and it will only play CDs and MP3s burned to a CD (I can put up to five hours on a CD that way). I want the .wav files handy should I ever have a player that can handle a lossless compression standard such as FLAC.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
...Some CD ripping programs will "Auto tag" the ripped files too -- If you can find yourself a copy of WINAMP that works fine for the rip - and it uses GRACENOTE to get CD track info - IMO better than FREEDB...
You got that right! FreeDB has some of the unbelievably stupidest people on Earth (I'm being very polite here) uploading metadata to it; people who don't know the difference between composer and artist, artist and album artist, album title and track title, etc., not to mention people who can't spell and often try to incorporate meta data into impossibly long filenames instead of depending on the tags for that. Yeesh!
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