Command-line ogg to mp3 converter

Richard L. Hamilton rlhamil at
Sun Sep 2 14:52:04 PDT 2012

On Sep 2, 2012, at 11:53 AM, Tim Johnson wrote:

> Greetings :
> I'm looking for a command line ogg to mp3 converter for osx.

I imagine that ffmpeg would be the best bet; it can do just about anything.  

There's an example of converting an ogg file to mp3 with selective copy of some of the metadata in the ffmpeg man page.

The command line options are sometimes quite non-obvious.  There are GUIs built on top of ffmpeg, such as the one at  I haven't looked at them in detail, to know whether any of them would (like AIX's smit does when providing a GUI or menu-driven way of performing administrative tasks) offer the option of showing the command-line equivalent for future use.  And I don't know that any are in MacPorts.

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