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  • Zinger
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FLAC to MP3 via Foobar 2000
Hi,

I'm in the process of ripping my CD collection to FLAC for archival purposes.

Now, I would like to convert my FLAC files to MP3. I've read that the best way to do this is to use Foobar 2000. I've been reading snippets here and there, but haven't been able to find a good complete tutorial in English.

From what I've read, I have done the following:

1. Placed my LAME.exe in Program Files -> foobar2000
2. Placed foo_clienc.dll in foobar2000 -> components

Now what do I do?

Thanks

Z

  • Otto42
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FLAC to MP3 via Foobar 2000
Reply #1
Put your FLAC files into Foobar.
Select/highlight them all.
Right click and select Convert->Run Conversion
In the drop down box that appears, select the MP3(LAME) encoder.
Tell it where you want the MP3 files to be placed.

That should be that. You can go more complicated by opening the preferences and looking under the Components->Diskwriter settings.

  • Zinger
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FLAC to MP3 via Foobar 2000
Reply #2
Thanks Otto!!!!

If it's not too much of a pain, could you take a quick look at my settings in diskwriter before I start cranking these things out?

Here they are:
Output file name formatting:
$num(%_diskwriter_index%,3) %_filename%

Create subdirectories: ON

Command line encoder: LAME --alt-preset extreme
Ask before writing: ON

Output bit depth (lossless formats only)
Preferred bit depth: 16
Dither: Never
Keep lossless sources at original bit depth: off

Processing: all off

Don't expand loops: ON

Full file buffering: 0 KB
Thread priority: 1/4 of the distance to max.

Thanks again for your help.

Oh, one other thing,  I'm encoding the flac files with EAC using the format: %A\%C\%N %T

Is there a way to have FOOBAR duplicate this subdirectory structure?

Thanks!!!!!!!!

FLAC to MP3 via Foobar 2000
Reply #3
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Is there a way to have FOOBAR duplicate this subdirectory structure?

Thanks!!!!!!!!
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Foobar can recreate a directory structure on another disk/location fairly easily. Depending on what you current structure looks like, this might work:
my structure is:
flac/artist/album/artist-album.flac
mp3/artist/album/tracknum-artist-title.mp3 files

foobar distwriter string:
$directory(%_path%,2)\$directory(%_path%,1)\$num(%tracknumber%, 2) - %artist% - %title%

Hope this helps.

-Audio Spyder

  • Zinger
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Reply #4
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Is there a way to have FOOBAR duplicate this subdirectory structure?

Thanks!!!!!!!!
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=250267"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


Foobar can recreate a directory structure on another disk/location fairly easily. Depending on what you current structure looks like, this might work:
my structure is:
flac/artist/album/artist-album.flac
mp3/artist/album/tracknum-artist-title.mp3 files

foobar distwriter string:
$directory(%_path%,2)\$directory(%_path%,1)\$num(%tracknumber%, 2) - %artist% - %title%

Hope this helps.

-Audio Spyder
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Thanks,

Z