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bwenzlau
2005-11-13, 09:12
The music in our library is 196 kbs, and this limits the number of songs on a portable music player (for the teenage son). Is there a method to dynamically create a second version of the library at 96kbs in a second directory? I would direct him to synch to the lower resolution where quantity wins over quality. (I did install the LAME server plugin, but this seemed more toward a streaming application) Thanks. Bob

Mike Anderson
2005-11-13, 09:54
You don't say what format your music in (I'm guessing MP3), but generally speaking there are tools out there for doing this. My main music library is all in FLAC, so I used Pat Farrell's perl script flac2mp3 (do a search). It requires that you install Perl, but it wasn't that hard.

bwenzlau
2005-11-13, 10:07
Format is mp3. Thanks for tip. This will require putting PERL on the XP server. I will take a look at how to do that. Thanks.

pfarrell
2005-11-13, 10:17
On Sun, 2005-11-13 at 09:07 -0800, bwenzlau wrote:
> Format is mp3. Thanks for tip. This will require putting PERL on the XP
> server. I will take a look at how to do that. Thanks.

Search for activestate perl. It is easy to istall

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Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com

tvoil
2005-11-13, 15:58
Have you looked at using Sveta Portable Audio at http://www.dbpoweramp.com/sveta-portable-audio.htm? It allows you to keep your files in one format and then when you want to move them over to a portable device you just select the format to move them over in and it does the conversion on the fly. There is no need for you to keep 2 separate copies of your music.

fuzzyT
2005-11-14, 09:25
Also, the FooBar2000 player has an excellent and highly configurable
bulk conversion feature. Depending on the size of your library, you
might want to perform the conversion in batches.

--rt