[Pythonmac-SIG] Converting audio files, AIFF, MP3, AAC

Pascal Oberndoerfer p.oberndoerfer at urheberrecht.org
Wed Apr 14 06:38:22 EDT 2004

Dinu Gherman at gherman at darwin.in-berlin.de:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to convert between AIFF and MP3 in order to edit MP3 audio
> files in AIFF format and want to build some Pythonic glue around that...
> AIFF to MP3 works great using the LAME plugin for iTunes [1]. This
> bundle contains a compiled lame executable that one can also use nice-
> ly from the command-line.
> Now what I'm looking for is a way for automated decoding of MP3 to AIFF.
> I've found MACAST MP3 Converter 1.0.1 [2], a Carbon GUI which decodes
> MP3 very quickly, but it seems to be doing a lot of busy waiting and a
> command-line tool is what I need, anyway.
> BTW, I see the former (?) aiff module in the standard library (now
> called aifc [3]) provides access to sound frames, etc (haven't really
> used it, though). Is there anything similar for MP3 and/or even AAC
> files?
> Thanks for any ideas,
> Dinu
>  [1] http://www.blacktree.com/apps/iTunes-LAME/index.php
>  [2] http://www.macast.com/download.shtml
>  [3] http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/module-aifc.html

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