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mpg321 doesn't convert mp3 to wav properly
mpg321 -b 10000 -s songname.mp3 | sox -t wav -r 44100 -s -w -c 2 - songname.wav
mpg321 seems to create the file, but it is not creating the RIFF header properly. The error output is "sox failed reading -: WAVE: RIFF header not found.
Also when I try to open the file using any multimedia app (XMMS, grecord, etc...) the errors are the same. Is there something I am missing? There don't seem to be a great deal of references on Google about mpg321, does anyone know where there might be good examples of it working to perform mp3 to wav conversion?
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- Täby, Sweden
Everything is as it should. The thing is that mpg123 doesn't create WAV files; it creates raw files (ie. no header at all). Also, no buffering is necessary when just converting, so just run this instead: "mpg123 -s song.mp3 | sox -t .raw -r 44100 -sw -c 2 - output.wav".
(Hint: mpg321 is aliased to mpg123, and mpg123 is more common, since it's the name of the original application. You might have known that, I just mentioned it in case you didn't.)
Ahh... I see. I was trying to pass a *.wav to sox, but it was just the datastream. That makes sense now. Thank you for you tip!