[CentOS] mp3 to wav converter

David G. Miller dave at davenjudy.org
Mon Jan 12 15:37:08 UTC 2009

"John" <jses27 at gmail.com> wrote:

>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
>> > [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Ralph Angenendt
>> > Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2009 5:13 AM
>> > To: centos at centos.org
>> > Subject: Re: [CentOS] mp3 to wav converter
>> > 
>> > Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> > > Now that Audacity is no longer available to us...
>> <snip>
> ------
> This is the install process for Audacity.
> Ccrma = planet ccrma <ccrma.stanford.edu>
> rf = rpmforge
> audacity-1.3.5-0.5.beta.el5.ccrma.i386.rpm
> compat-wxGTK26-2.6.4-2.el5.ccrma.i386.rpm
> jack-audio-connection-kit-0.102.20-3.0.el5.i386.rpm
> libfreebob-1.0.0-3.0.el5.i386.rpm
> libsamplerate-0.1.2-1.2.el5.rf.i386.rpm
> soundtouch-1.3.1-6.el5.ccrma.i386.rpm
> soundtouch-devel-1.3.1-6.el5.ccrma.i386.rpm
> wxGTK-2.8.9-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm
> Ralph, as I understood it the RPMForge Repo was not going to be fixed as I
> think Dag posted weeks ago on it. This is the install process I done a a
> clients machine after I posted to the list about the problem and was told of
> the rpms deps being in the Planet CCRMA Repo and a few others. BTW to that
> Poster Thanks....
> As conversion from Wave to MP3 and back seems of great interest is there any
> possobility to get Audacity and the Dependancies in the Extras Repo?
> JohnStanley
It's actually a tad easier than that as long as you don't mind forcing 
wxGTK to stay at 2.6.3-1.  I just removed the "current" version of wxGTK 
(rpm -e wxGTK-2.8.9-1.el5.rf ) and then installed 
audacity-1.3.0b-1.el5.rf and wxGTK-2.6.3-1.el5.rf by doing a "yum 
localinstall."  Seems to work fine although I have to do updates as "yum 
--exclude wxGTK update" or the update fails dependency checks.

I posted more about how I solved the issues on my blog at 

There could be an issue if some package other than audacity needs the 
more recent version of wxGTK but I didn't have to force the removal of 
the package.  This tells me that the easiest way to resolve this issue 
may be to just "hold" wxGTK at 2.6.3-1 until the next version of 
audacity is ready for prime time.  Anyone know of any other packages 
that are dependent on wxGTK and need the most recent version?

Finally, if you don't want to mess with any of this, you can convert an 
mp3 to wav using mpg123:

mpg123 -w infile.wav outfile.mp3


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