dir2ogg - Convert MP3, WAV, and M4A files to OGG format


dir2ogg [ options ] ( filename [filename2] … || directory [directory2] … || [cdrom-device] … )


dir2ogg converts MP3, M4A, WMA and WAV files to the open-source OGG format. dir2ogg is a python script that simply binds together mpg123, faad, and oggenc making it easier for the user to convert his/her music files. OGGs are about 15 to 20 percent smaller than MP3 files, with the same relative audio quality. dir2ogg can be called with the -d flag at the command line to convert any number of directories at once, or given MP3, M4A, WMA, and/or WAV filenames as arguments, dir2ogg will convert only those files. If converting WAV, M4A or WMA files with -d you must add the -w, -m or -W command line flags respectively. These flags are not neccesary unless using -d. Note that converting M4A files requires you to have faad installed, and converting WMA files requires mplayer.

Keep in mind that 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.

General Options

Conversion options


mpg123(1), mplayer(1), oggenc(1)


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