Re: [SLUG] audio conversion

From: Eben King (
Date: Sun Aug 03 2008 - 10:56:43 EDT

On Sun, 3 Aug 2008, Daniel Jarboe wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 1:02 PM, chris lee <> wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 12:53, Eben King <> wrote:
>>> Occasionally I get audio data in wma (no DRM) or m4a format. (I even
>>> have one in rmx format, whatever that is.). Anyone know how to convert
>>> these to something useful like wav or aiff, or ultimately to mp3? sox
>>> won't do any of them, and neither aplay nor xmms will play any of them
>>> as they are.

>> have you tried audacity yet?

> And if audacity doesn't know how to deal with the format/container, mencoder
> should work (test play in mplayer first before taking the time to wade
> through the command-line arguments to extract the audio).

Thanks, I'll give them a try. mplayer's easier to get to, since I already
have that.

Most things I try to install get categorized as "UNAUTHENTICATED" and won't
install. Not authenticating is fine with me, but not installing definitely
isn't. I need to add the site's GPG key to my keyring, right? How do I
find out what site it is?

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