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       mp3burn - burn audio CDs from MP3, Ogg Vorbis, or FLAC files


       mp3burn [OPTION] [mp3,ogg, and flac files]


       mp3burn is a simple command line tool for making audio CDs from MP3s without filling up
       your disk with .wav files.  It uses Perl(1), ogg123(1), mpg321(1) or mpg123(1),
       cdrecord(1), flac(1), and the MP3::Info(3) Perl module.


       -h, --help
           Prints out a brief help

       -m, --swap
           Manual "cdrecord -swab" option mode.  Use this to disable the automatic detection for
           swab mode in case it is not working correctly on your system.  (Also, please send
           email to <> or file a bug against the mp3burn package if you
           encounter this problem.)

       -p, --playlist ".m3u playlist"
           Use a playlist to specify audio files to burn.  Instead of (or in addition to) listing
           mp3/ogg/flac files, supply a .m3u playlist (e.g., from xmms) that contains the audio
           files for your CD.

           Note:  If you specify both a playlist and audio files, the files specified on the
           command-line will be appended to the list of audio files listed in the playlist.  If a
           file referenced in a playlist cannot be read, it will be skipped.  Be wary of playlist
           editors that use relative paths - mp3burn cannot know what path the playlist editor

       -t, --tmpdir "tmpdir"
           Put temporary files in tmpdir.  Default is to use the current directory.

       -c, --check "MMM:SS" | ATIP
           Time check:  compute the total length of files to be burned and warn if greater than
           MMM:SS minutes and seconds.  If the value ATIP is supplied, the total length is
           checked against the length available on the CDR[W] as reported by ATIP.

           Note that FLAC-encoded files are assumed to be 1 second long (until there is an easy
           way to get the file duration).  You will need to calculate burn-length on your own
           with FLAC files.

       -d, --dummy
           Perform a "dummy" run: do everything except actually burn the CD (uses cdrecord(1)
           "-dummy" option).

       -o, --cdrecord  "cdrecord_opts"
           Specify the command line options for cdrecord.  The quotes are required to prevent
           mp3burn from parsing cdrecord(1) options.  Overrides options specified in

           Example: -o "-v dev=1,0 speed=4 -swab"

           The options -pad and -audio are added automatically, since they are always necessary.
           The script also tries to detect if -swab  is needed (for example on x86 and other
           little-Endian platforms).  cdrecord is supposed to take care of any byte-ordering
           requirements specific to your burner.  (If you end up with a CD that merely sounds
           like static, you most likely need to toggle use of -swab.)  You should also consider
           using -v so that you can watch the burn in progress. This goes for ~/.mp3burnrc also.

       -a, --atip
           Lookup the ATIP info for the device in the cdburner (using cdrecord(1) "-atip") and
           then exits.  This option can only be used (successfully) in conjuction with -o.

       -M, --encoder "MP3 decoder"
           Use an MP3 decoder other than the default, which is mpg321.  This is imperative when
           burning tracks that have sample rates other than 44.1kHz, and the current version of
           mpg321 will not decode these files.  Specify the name of the decoder to be used, e.g.
           mpg123-oss-3dnow;  you can also specify this in  your .mp3burnrc file with $mp3decoder
           = mp3decoder.  (Note:  Currently, the MP3 decoder must be able to accept mpg123-style
           command-line arguments.)


       mp3burn returns 0 on success.


       Error in .mp3burnrc:
           Perl(1) cannot parse the .mp3burnrc file.  The following example occurs when a double
           quote is not terminated:

             bash-2.05$ sudo mp3burn -d ~/bell.ogg
             String found where operator expected at (eval 10) line 7, at end of line
                     (Missing operator before ?)
             Error in .mp3burnrc:
             Can't find string terminator '"' anywhere before EOF at (eval 10) line 7.

           You will experience this error if you define both $cdrecord_opts and $mp3decoder
           without terminating the variable assignments with the ';' character:

             $ mp3burn -d -t /tmp Theodor_Storm_Aquis_submersus_1.mp3
             Scalar found where operator expected at (eval 10) line 2, near ""-v speed=2 dev=0,3,0"
                   (Missing operator before
             Error in .mp3burnrc:
             syntax error at (eval 10) line 2, near ""-v speed=2 dev=0,3,0"


       Write an Ogg Vorbis file from a CD-R drive, /dev/scd0, mounted at /mnt/scd0/ to a CD-RW
       drive, /dev/scd1, called "0,1,0" in cdrecord(1) SCSI notation.  Ensure that file is no
       longer than 50 minutes.  sudo(1) is used to get root permissions for cdrecord(1).

         % sudo mp3burn -c 050:00 -o "-v speed=2 dev=0,1,0" /mnt/scd0/bell.ogg

       Create a ~/.mp3burnrc that prints a message before writing and uses a different MP3
       decoder than the default of mpg321.

         # This is an example.
         $cdrecord_opts="-v speed=2 dev=0,1,0";
         $mp3decoder = "mpg123-oss-3dnow";

         print "Nine seconds to slap a CD-R in the drive!\n" ;

         # See mp3burn(3).

       Specify an mp3decoder other than mpg321.

         $ sudo mp3burn -M mpg123-esd ./rush/*mp3


           In this file, you may permanently specify the cdrecord options and MP3 decoder you
           want to use.  The format is:

             $cdrecord_opts = "cdrecord options";
             $mp3decoder = "some mp3 decoder";

           You may place comments in this file by beginning a line with "#".

           The values of $cdrecord_opts and $mp3decoder in ~/.mp3burnrc are ignored if the "-o"
           or "-<"command-line options are used, respectively.


       Has not been tested extensively with Ogg Vorbis files.  Ogg Vorbis files must be in CD-DA
       format: i.e. 44100 samples/channel x 16 bits/sample x 2 channels.


       If you execute mp3burn with root permissions, the ~/.mp3burnrc will also be executed with
       root permissions.


       There are a number of GUI frontends for mp3burn:





       cdrecord(1), mpg321(1), ogg123(1), ogginfo(1), flac(1), MP3::Info(3) The mp3burn web page
       is  The Ogg Vorbis web page is  The FLAC web page is


       Copyright (c) 2000 Ryan Richter.  Copyright (c) 2003 Alexander Wirt

       This script was written by Ryan Richter <> with much code contributed by
       Dan Lark <>.

       I would like to thank Dan Lark <> for contributing the ideas and code for
       most of the new features, and Tony Mancill <> for making Debian packages
       and helping with debugging.

       Later in 2003 Alexander Wirt continued to write this program.

       This program is licensed under the GNU General Public License.  You may fold, spindle, and
       mutilate this software under the terms of the GPL.


       20031014 <>
           Switches from standard getopt to GetOpts::Long

           Updated Manpage for the new option format

       20031012 <>
           Updated mp3burn to use pod2usage

           Added -h switch for getting help

           Fixed a bug with the output of file in conduction with FLAC files

           Added a gracefully exit if there are no valid files left

           Use String::Shellquote to avoid problems with the shell

       20030203 <>
           hacked in support for FLAC, as per suggested by <>

       20021110 <>
           updated to work with new ogginfo output format in vorbis-tools 1.0; modified slightly
           to not create FIFOs for invalid MP3/OGG files

       20020728 <>
           added -M $mp3decoder switch to support MP3 decoders other than mpg321 and mpg123-oss

       20010917  <>
           added check to automatically add -swab on ia32 platform

           MP3::Info(3) replaces MPEG::MP3Info

       mp3burn 0.02 10/28/00
           Changes since 0.01:


           Spaces, quotes, and other shell metacharacters in filenames should no longer
           problematic, since we use Shell:QuoteString to avoid problems with that (Feedback for
           that is wished).

           Mono MP3s and MP3s not sampled at 44.1kHz are no longer problematic.

           New Features:

           Editing the executable is no longer necessary; cdrecord options can be specified on
           the command line or in ~/.mp3burnrc.

           Temp dir for FIFOs may be set to other than the current dir.

           Dummy runs now supported from the command line.

           A time check is now available: mp3burn can abort if total time exceeds a threshold.
           Requires MPEG::MP3Info.

           Playlist support.