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Linux.com: Get Your FLAC on with MP3FS

Oct 09, 2006, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"I don't know if the folks at Xiph.org can live day-in and day-out using only the free Vorbis, FLAC, Speex, and Theora codecs, but the rest of us routinely run into consumer devices that don't recognize and support them. But with a little help from Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE) and MP3FS, you cross one incompatibility off that list. MP3FS lets you mount a directory hierarchy of FLAC audio files and transparently present them as MP3s to software and hardware devices alike.

"Yeah, you could just rip your CDs to MP3, then load them onto your iPod, phone, car PC, or Squeezebox. But MP3 is lossy; you have to sacrifice either disk space or audio quality..."

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