I recently started buying some music in flac format. Though I’m content on storing it as flac on my NAS I don’t like filling up my phone’s memory and also I have the impression that listening to flac uses more battery on my n900.
So I devised a small script that converts all the flac’s from a folder to mp3. It has some provisions to carry the metadata from one format to the other. It’s based on the one found here, with the following modifications:
- it encodes as 320kbps stereo (not joint stereo) There’s a whole debate on whether one can hear or not the quality improvement but it’s still less than half the original flac file so I didn’t really care on finding out if I could go lower. Changing the lame parameters is easy enough if you want different output settings
- instead of id3 it uses id3tag as it’s more current.
- Dependencies: metaflac, id3tag, [lame] (use your distro’s package manager to find out which packages provide those binaries)