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Thread: Why didn't someone tell me this sooner?!

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    Why didn't someone tell me this sooner?!

    I have a collection of mp3s made from my music cds; this way I save wear and tear on the cds themselves. I was listening to some of them last night on xmms, which is the first time I've used it (it's been so difficult to find a distro that configures my sound card). Some of them actually sound better than they did on Windows! And I'd listened to them with WMP, Musicmatch and Winamp. And they sound better than when played straight off the cd too!

    All i can say is Wow! I'm both amazed and delighted.

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    So.....now that you've "seen the light" go and tell all the others still trapped in winbondage so that they can experience a real os too!

    Oh and BTW- try out .ogg instead of mp3. It's open source of course and has better sound.
    How do you make .oggs? Couldn't be easier.

    AS root:

    apt-get install abcde
    (A Better CD Encoder)

    Then just cd to the directory you want your .oggs in (make a new folder perhaps) and do abcde It will not only rip the tracks from your cd it will convert them to .ogg's all without any intervention by you whatsoever.

    Yes- XMMS plays .oggs too.

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    Cool! Thanks for the tip!

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    I'll throw my vote in for Grip, apt-get install grip it will rip to ogg also.

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    Ogg may be good but it won,t play on my car player,mobile phone and memory stick which plays mp3s

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongski55
    Ogg may be good but it won,t play on my car player,mobile phone and memory stick which plays mp3s
    Their on the way you will soon be able use linux on all your devices.

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    three eyes open,

    I like your location! But if you're coming from windows you may have been coming from hell! Anyway, glad you're enjoying Knoppix. Download it, use it, break it, have fun.

    Adam

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    Lol! Well, I wouldn't say it's actually Hell, but you can see it from here.

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    XMMS/AOL/SMB

    First off, I agree that for some reason, mp3's just sound better from xmms.

    Also, I'd like to mention that I used knoppix for the first time yesterday in a work related sence. A company wanted an entire hdd backed up to another computer over thier network. The previous employee had been fired and they were moving his computer off into storage. I was faced with a win2k/ntfs machine which I had no passwords to. Easy enough to do the 'regular' way via the recovery console, but I decided to pop in knoppix, browse the network, and upload the entire hdd in a flash.

    Knoppix is a great tool. I know this was mentioned in the suggestions, but it would be *perfect* for me to evalagenize (?) my friends with if it had an AOL dialer in there.

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    Re: XMMS/AOL/SMB

    Quote Originally Posted by Q3Man
    I know this was mentioned in the suggestions, but it would be *perfect* for me to evalagenize (?) my friends with if it had an AOL dialer in there.
    And I could use a NetZero dialer, being the cheapskate that I am. Consequently, all my web browsing is done in Windows.

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