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Mass .flac --> .mp3 transcoding: How to write a shell script that preserves ID3 tag information?

In recent weeks I've gone from a fairly 'hands-on' approach to .flac --> .mp3 transcoding, to one that's far more 'set & forget'. The first step was to stop using a GUI front end (Audacity with a ...
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How to encode huge FLAC files into MP3 and other files like AAC?

My problem is very long recordings, longer than supported by WAV. I'm talking about continuous recordings of around eight hours in length. Now, I do most of my recording using sox into FLAC, which ...
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Why two .flac files which, allegedly, contain the same data, vary so much in size? [closed]

I would like to know why two .flac files which, allegedly, contain the same data, vary so much in size. I got two .flac files of the same music album (same songs, same track lengths, etc.), but they ...