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Bash tip: Convert whole playlist

Posted on Januar, 04. 2011 at 00:00 » Blog

Here is a little Bash tip as english translation of an article by the german partner radio frei²: Converting all audio files within a M3U playlist in a fast and easy way. In the following example we want to decode all FLAC files into WAV for burning an audio CD:

while read line; do flac -d "$line"; done < PLAYLIST.M3U

The file PLAYLIST.M3U is in the so-called "simple M3U format". That means, each line of the playlist contains exactly one audio file name.


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