[LAD] [LAU] mp3tom4a via find and ffmpeg

Julien Claassen julien at c-lab.de
Fri Aug 12 17:26:38 UTC 2011

Hello Guerrier!
   Well that could end up being a little massy. Depending on spaces in 
filenames. You might try something like:
for F in `find ./ -name "*.mp3"`; do
   ffmpeg -i "$F" -y -acodec libfaac -ab 192k "$F".m4a;

   You could use mmv later on to move the .mp3.m4a files or you can use some 
shell magic, I've just seen this recently, I think it worked with percent 
signs, but I can't remember the sybntax. If you know about sed or awk, you 
could do something like:
O=`echo "$F" | sed -e "+s/\.mp3$/.m4a/g"`
   Then your output filename will be $O in the script. I think this is better 
than the awk idea. :-)
   Warm regards
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