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I thought VLC 1.1.10-2mcr was the mepis one, not the debian. But I knew some version of ffmpeg didn't play well with each other. I thought Mepis version of vlc needed the debian ffmpeg to be able to do mp3. I do have mencoder installed, since soundconverter couldn't do it either, even though I installed g-lame-something or other (I have lame, twolame everylame I could find trying to get this to work) that I must be missing something else. To get VLC to convert .flv to .mp3 what version of vlc and what version of ffmpeg should I use? I'm sorry, looks like I misunderstood a post or two. If I try for pacpl, what version of things should I look for in synaptic to get them to work right?
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The last couple of versions of vlc, I've just been backporting the upstream Debian versions, which have limited ability to transcode anything. Let me see what pacpl would like:

steve@mepis1:~$ apt-cache depends pacpl
pacpl
Depends: perl
Depends: libcddb-get-perl
Depends: libogg-vorbis-header-perl
Depends: libmp3-tag-perl
Depends: libmp4-info-perl
Depends: libaudio-flac-header-perl
Depends: libaudio-musepack-perl
Depends: libaudio-wma-perl
Suggests: konqueror
Suggests: dolphin
Suggests: kommander
Recommends: cdparanoia
Recommends: faad
Recommends: ffmpeg
Recommends: flac
Recommends: flake
Recommends: mplayer
mplayer-nogui
Recommends: mppenc
Recommends: sndfile-programs
Recommends: sox
Recommends: speex
Recommends: twolame
Recommends: vorbis-tools
Recommends: wavpack[code][/code]

Actually, lame from Debian-multimedia is supposed to be better for mp3 files and may substitute for twolame. You need one of those two to create mp3 files. I guess I was mistaken about mencoder, it does not use it.

There's a setting in Synaptic to auto-install all recommended packages, which is a good idea with pacpl or a program like Inkscape if you want all features enabled.

I do use pacpl quite a bit to rip audio tracks off of downloaded .flv files to mp3 files, so I know it works fine with that. The Squeeze version doesn't have a clue what to do with webm files, though.

Hmmm--I took a look at the upstream changelog, and it says twolame produces mp2 files, not mp3, so you should be using lame as the encoder, then:
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debian/patches:
- Removed 20_codecs-conf.patch falling back to original,
using lame as mp3 encoder. Twolame encode to mp2, not mp3.
- Added 35_pacpl_patent-warning-for-mp3-using-lame.patch to issue
warning about patented mp3 file format (see patch header for detail)
And, changed default mp3 decoder to ffmpeg (was lame)(included in patch).
(the two previous Closes: #608601)
- Added patch : 40_change-normalize-to-normalize-audio.patch
(Closes: #589790)


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Oh Stevo! That is TOO slick! It also pulled in (after I changed the setting you mentioned in synaptic) libimage-exiftool-perl, libinline-perl, libio-string-perl, libmp3-info-perl, libparse-recdescent-perl, libsox-fmt-alsa, libsox-fmt-base, libunicode-string-perl and sndfile-tools.
I can't believe how FAST it converted! Forget VLC, Kaffeine plays everything fine, and pacpl can convert.
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savvy_cowgirl wrote:
Oh Stevo! That is TOO slick! It also pulled in (after I changed the setting you mentioned in synaptic) libimage-exiftool-perl, libinline-perl, libio-string-perl, libmp3-info-perl, libparse-recdescent-perl, libsox-fmt-alsa, libsox-fmt-base, libunicode-string-perl and sndfile-tools.
I can't believe how FAST it converted! Forget VLC, Kaffeine plays everything fine, and pacpl can convert.
Thanks so much, you rock! :number1:
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savvy_cowgirl wrote:
Oh Stevo! That is TOO slick! It also pulled in (after I changed the setting you mentioned in synaptic) libimage-exiftool-perl, libinline-perl, libio-string-perl, libmp3-info-perl, libparse-recdescent-perl, libsox-fmt-alsa, libsox-fmt-base, libunicode-string-perl and sndfile-tools.
I can't believe how FAST it converted! Forget VLC, Kaffeine plays everything fine, and pacpl can convert.
Thanks so much, you rock! :number1:
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Some have transcended beyond the need for such material measures such as rep points. Either that or richb disabled them...


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Yes, we are now on a 'Higher Plain'.

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Anyway, maybe pacpl can be mentioned in the manual as a tool for converting and ripping audio tracks. It's so quick and easy to use.


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Bump: Latest version 1.1.12 now in testing main CR. Now with full transcoding, including h.264.


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I had to switch synaptic to prefer highest version but I updated ffmpeg and vlc and all my videos are playing well (mts, mov, avi, mp4, m4v, flv).

After that I switched synaptic back to prefer MEPIS. That's cool right?

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