SoX

  • digitaltrousers
Posted: Fri, 11/16/2007 - 02:02
Hi. I have 64 studio 2.0 installed. Pretty much a standard installation. If I try to use SoX to convert an .mp3 file into a .wav (or any other format) file, it just hangs until I cancel it with ctrl+c. Can anyone help? Cheers.

Codecs

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 11/16/2007 - 07:13
To convert anything to anything else, you need the codes to do it. 64studio has the libmad package, but it is a dummy package to allow software that depends on it to be installed. 64Studio can not include patent encumbered codecs, becase
  • The 64studio company is a commercially registered entity
  • Because of that they would have to pay a licensing fee for each copy of 64studio they distribute
  • This does not make any financial sense, so they got a licence from Fluendo that gives mp3 playing capabilities, but you cannot encode it. But, not all is lost! Link the debian repository, and possibly the debian multimedia repository, (and you can then install things like liblame, etc. to allow you to encode mp3 and other formats.