Burning mono mp3 files to an audio cd with cdrtools

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Burning mono mp3 files to an audio cd with cdrtools

Postby formateur_fou » 18 Nov 2012, 17:53

I was trying to convert mp3 files (from a cdrom that came with a book) to an audio cd following the handbook (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/sound-mp3.html and http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/creating-cds.html ).
But whatever I did I could not burn the wav files correctly. Either it made sound like "shshhsgrsssssskkkhhk" or [FILE]cdrecord[/FILE] complained about the file format.
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% mpg123 -w "myfile.wav" "myfile.mp3"
% file myfile.wav
% myfile.wav: RIFF (little-endian) data, WAVE audio, Microsoft PCM, 16 bit, [B]mono[/B] 44100 Hz
I noticed the original file was in mono, so I forced [FILE]mpg123[/FILE] to encode it in (false) stereo :
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% mpg123 --stereo -w myfile.wav "myfile.mp3"
After that, I could burn the cdrom, read the file and go to bed!
Maybe that would be a good point to mention this in the handbook and that resting is more important than trying to solve stupid things.
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