|Maintenance||GPL-2+||Python||dir2ogg||Bazaar@LP||dir2ogg-0.11.8.tar.gz (GPG, Aug 2009)|
dir2ogg is a GPL'ed python script which converts mp3, m4a, wma, and wav files into ogg-vorbis format. It can preserve tags found in the input file where supported. It was inspired by the perl script mp32ogg, but supports much more features these days. dir2ogg is supported in maintenance mode, meaning that it will not receive new features, but only bugfixes (unless someone writes patches for new formats). If you want to submit a patch or report a bug, please do so in the bug tracker at launchpad.net.
The current stable release is 0.11.8 (NEWS). It is recommended that you install and use this version. If you need an older version of dir2ogg, you may want to visit the directories of the relevant release series: 0.10, 0.11.
Users running other distributions may need to manually install it, probably like this:
$ tar xzf dir2ogg-0.11.8.tar.gz $ cd dir2ogg-0.11.8 $ sudo sh ./install.sh # or simply run dir2ogg via ./dir2ogg
|APE (Monkey's Audio)||mac||mplayer|
|MP4/M4A/AAC||faad||alac-decoder (for ALAC files), mplayer|
|FLAC||flac||ogg123 (included in vorbis-tools), mplayer|
|Audio-CD||cdparanoia||icedax, cdda2wav, mplayer|
These are some examples. For more information, read the manual page.
$ dir2ogg foo.mp3 # one file... $ dir2ogg -t foo.mp3 # one file (keep quality, only for mp3)... $ dir2ogg foo.mp3 bar.m4a baz.wma qux.wav # multiple files...
$ dir2ogg -d /path/to/mp3directory # single directory... $ dir2ogg /path/to/mp3directory # single directory..., same as previous one. $ dir2ogg -r /path/to/mp3directory # single directory (and subdirs)... $ dir2ogg -d /path/1/ /path/2 /path/3 # multiple directories... $ dir2ogg -r /path/1/ /path/2 /path/3 # recursive...
"Converting from MP3 or M4A to OGG is a conversion between two lossy formats. This is fine if you just want to free up some disk space, but if you're a hard-core audiophile you may be disappointed. I really can't notice a difference in quality with 'naked' ears myself. You might want to do your conversion, then compare with the original before erasing them." - Darren Kirby, initial dir2ogg developer