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mp3 and package manager

Postby Redtail on Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:19 am

Hello,

I'd like to find out how to convert music to mp3. How do I also make the package manager ask password whenever I open it, as of now it only ask you once.

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Re: mp3 and package manager

Postby DataMan on Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:52 am

Redtail,

You forgot one small detail.... what are you converting from... :D ?

Without that piece of information (may affect the recommendations), I'll tell you what I use. For general conversion from say ogg to mp3, etc, I use soundconverter (it's in the repro's). For ripping CD audio's , I use SoundJuicer. I'm just getting started with Exact Audio Copy running in Wine. For making audio CDs from say ogg or mp3, I use k3b.

Provide more details if the above doesn't meet your needs.

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Re: mp3 and package manager

Postby emorrp1 on Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:13 am

As for the password issue, it's a feature of sudo that there's a "timeout" of 15 minutes where it won't ask for password. You can tweak this using the "timestamp_timeout" integer option as defined in man sudoers.
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Re: mp3 and package manager

Postby Redtail on Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:15 pm

It's for ripping audio cd's to mp3. I tried to find soundjuicer on software manager and synaptics but it's not there. As for the timestamp_timeout for the software password could you pls. tell me how to exactly do that. Thanks. I appreciate it.
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Re: mp3 and package manager

Postby DataMan on Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:10 pm

Try searching on "sound-juicer".

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Re: mp3 and package manager

Postby Redtail on Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:16 pm

I tried sound juicer it doesn't work for me. What about k3b, I t to ried using it too but it's giving me an error about encoding. I was browsing through the forums and I have to install lib something. Tried looking for it on synaptics but I'm unable to find it.

By the way, I am using a laptop hpze5270, dual boot with windows xp home.
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Re: mp3 and package manager

Postby terdon on Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:22 pm

Install grip:
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sudo apt-get install grip


It is a simple and straightforward CD ripper.
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Re: mp3 and package manager

Postby Redtail on Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:48 pm

I tried using Grip. If I use ogg there's no problem.But when I choose mp3, this is what I get. Which one should I choose mp3encode or xingmp3enc. When I choose either of them I get this error message, "Invalid encoder executable. Check your encoder config, and ensure it specifies the full path to the encoder executable."

How do I make it save to the the folder I want? Thanks.
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Re: mp3 and package manager

Postby terdon on Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:27 pm

For mp3 encoding, click on the "config" tab on grip, then "Encode" and choose lame from the "Encoder" drop down menu.

If lame is not installed do:
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sudo apt-get install lame


Oh, and the "Encode file format" oddly enough is where you set the directory encoded files (mp3s in this case) should be saved. for example:
~/music/%A/%d/%n.%x


Where "~/" is your $HOME directory (/home/username), "%A" is the artist name for the disk, %d the album (disk) name, "%n" the track name and "%x" the extension (.mp3). See the grip help files for more information.
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Re: mp3 and package manager

Postby Redtail on Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:05 am

Still the same thing the same invalid error code.
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Re: mp3 and package manager

Postby terdon on Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:15 pm

Hi, sorry it took me so long but I was away from my computer for a while. So, have you installed lame as per my post? If lame is indeed installed, go to the encoder config tab in grip and check that when the lame option is selected, the lame executable is set to /usr/bin/lame .

If it is and you still get errors. Please open a terminal, type
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which lame


This will tell you where the lame executable is. If it is not /usr/bin/lame, change your config accordingly.
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Re: mp3 and package manager

Postby linuxviolin on Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:54 pm

Try Asunder. Probably you should install it "by hand" with GDebi. The debian package is here
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Re: mp3 and package manager

Postby terdon on Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:32 pm

Asunder also uses lame for encoding. So try it by all means but you may still get the same error unless you have lame properly installed.
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Re: mp3 and package manager

Postby linuxviolin on Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:48 pm

terdon wrote:Asunder also uses lame for encoding. So try it by all means but you may still get the same error unless you have lame properly installed.

I guess in Mint lame is installed by default but if problem you can try to reinstall it.
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Re: mp3 and package manager

Postby Redtail on Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:23 pm

Guys,

I finally made it work. I followed terdon's instruction changing the lame executable. Thanks guys.. :D
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Re: mp3 and package manager

Postby BubbaBlues on Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:13 pm

I tried installing grip and I got this.
mark@mark-desktop ~ $ sudo apt-get install grip
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package grip is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package grip has no installation candidate

I've tried asunder and RipOff and both seem to be working fine until about 30% done and then they just stop and sit there doing nothing.
I have sound juicer but I don't like it because there is no way to set a byte rate for mp3. Any suggestions? Anyone? :?
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Re: mp3 and package manager

Postby spegru on Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:12 am

Thanks to Rapido in Ubuntu forums http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... ost8803766 you can install Grip

Code
wget http://www.shiftingheat.com/packages/ub ... install.sh
sh grip_install.sh

Step by step (but note the update mod) this look like

Update your system

Code
# download grip 3.3.1 source
wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/projec ... uperb-dca2

# unpack
tar -xzvf grip-3.3.1.tar.gz
cd grip-3.3.1

# get the dependencies
sudo apt-get install libgnomeui-dev libvte-dev libcurl3-dev

# build and install
./configure
make
sudo make install

# install other useful libraries
sudo apt-get install lame flac


I modded the step by step becuase the update does not work with Mint - it got to 99% and hung - searching: lots of Get, Ign and Hit statements after grip-3.3.1/grip.desktop

I followed the step by step process and discovered that it was hanging at apt-get update. This is no doubt because there is some kind of conflict between Mint8 and Ubuntu9.10 repos.
So since my system was already up to date, I simply skipped this step and continued, It works fine!
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