Converting .wav to .mp3 file format in Linux

I just had a requirement to convert a CD with .wav files to .mp3 format. The first thing which I did was to boot into OpenSuse 11.3 box and  launch lame.

e.g. to convert Test.wav file to Test.mp3, we can use following syntax,

# lame –h –b 192 Test.wav Test.mp3

We can use above CLI to process set of files using following one liner assuming all .wav files are in current directory,

# for FILE in `ls *.wav`;do `which lame` –h –b 192 $FILE ${FILE//\.wav}.mp3;done

That's it!

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