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Free Linux tool to convert FLV to MP3

I'm looking for a free Linux tool that can convert a rather large collection of FLV files into MP3 format. Most of the tools I've tried use ffmpeg under the hood, but they fail to convert many of the ...
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Is source bit depth/sampling rate relevant for mp3 conversion?

Will an MP3 file, encoded from a 16-bit, 44.1 kHz source sound better or worse than an MP3 file, encoded with identical settings, but from a 24-bit, 96 kHz source? Or will there be no audible ...
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In what ways does mp4 improve on mp3?

I know mp4 is supposed to have 'higher sound quality at a lower file size', but: how does it do this? How does it compress more information into a smaller space? How much of mp3 is still used? Was ...
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How do mp3 encoders compress audio?

I know they remove certain sounds, like extreme highs and lows, but how does this really work? What information is decided to be thrown out? Is it just done by frequency and typical human hearing ...
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What software is best to record stereo and encode mp3

I want to be able to record band practices and then quickly create mp3s and send them out. Fidelity doesn't matter so much, right now I'm using garage band, creating an m4a from garage band and then ...
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Audio tweaks pre-encoding for high quality MP3 output

I run an internet radio station. We encode our audio into MP3 at 128kbit, joint-stereo 44.1kHz, with LAME. Obviously there are limits to the quality that can be achieved with this bandwidth... that'...

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