I had a dilemma where I left my voice recorder at my office while going to teach in another building. I had to improvise. What was I going to do?
Converting Ogg to MP3
With the use of a standard microphone-in port on a desktop computer and, with the boom mic plugged into that port, I knew I could record voice. Further, afterwards, I downloaded Audacity. Audacity took microphone input flawlessly and recorded at a frequency of 44100Hz and a rate of 16 kbs. Audacity will also save to .ogg (and it did!).
Once back in the office on my Linux computer, I followed advice from the link http://liquidat.wordpress.com/2007/12/03/short-tip-convert-ogg-file-to-mp3/ and used a simplified version of the oggdecode command. I simply used
The oggdecode command exports to a .wav format natively. I was then able to use the command
lame --preset phone myfile.wav newfilename.mp3
Now, I have exactly the file I wanted–smaller than both the original .ogg-file and the .wav-file.
Why did I go through all of this trouble? I did it so I could upload podcasts for my students to the course LMS. I was very glad that I learned to do this.
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