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I was using the soundconverter tool on my main workstation. I've found myself using less and less applications with a GUI; so, I figured I found give it a shot and see if this would satisfy my needs. I've tried to make this tool as intuitive as possible, with sane defaults, and no weird flags.


Simply run:

make install      #(as root)

# to uninstall
make uninstall    #(as root)


In order to use this tool, you will need two things installed:

There are no requirements to use a specific shell, but I have not tested on all of them, only ksh and bash.


mp3me -j 8 ./mymusicdir"     # convert music files, starting 8 jobs (i.e. threads)
mp3me -h                     # show this help message"
mp3me -v                     # show the version info"


To make this tool simpler, I have made a few assumptions. We only convert to mp3. Files are output in the same folder. We only convert to a constant bitrate (320kbps). We only convert one folder at a time. These are my preferred settings. I'll add some flags in soon to handle other preferences.

License / Disclaimer

This project is licensed under the 3-clause BSD license. (See No WAVs were harmed in the making of this tool.