[Icecast] Transcode from AAC to MP3 (or vice versa)

Chip chiapas at aktivix.org
Mon May 23 12:04:33 UTC 2011


> On Mon, 23 May 2011, Chip wrote:
>> To continue the interesting streamTranscode thread but in a slightly
>> different direction, I have a user station that would like to send us
>> a 64kbps AAC stream and have us transcode that to 64kbps MP3 and
>> 32kbps AAC - is this possible?


On 23 May 2011 11:43, Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net> wrote:
> Hi  Chip.
> Take a look at sox, and see if that will be of any use to
> you?
> http://sox.sourceforge.net/
> Welcome to the home of SoX, the Swiss Army knife of sound
> processing programs.
> SoX is a cross-platform (Windows, Linux, MacOS X, etc.)
> command line utility that can convert various formats of
> computer audio files in to other formats. It can also apply
> various effects to these sound files, and, as an added
> bonus, SoX can play and record audio files on most
> platforms.
> The screen-shot to the right shows an example of SoX first
> being used to process some audio, then being used to play
> some audio files.
> For the list of all file formats, device drivers, and
> effects supported in the latest release, click here. To see
> the complete set of SoX documentation, click here.
> NB. I had to compile the package myself on Centos 5.6, as
> the default installation package did not have mp3 support
> included.
> Keith Roberts

Many thanks - looks good.

And SoX has its own active mailing list so when I cannot get the
application to install I can take my questions there :o)

If it all works, I'll report the good news back here.

Nice one!


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