Thursday, June 12, 2008

Guadec, Gstreamer, Sigur Ros

\o/ flights and hotel for GUADEC are booked. For people who planned to go Golden Horn hotels recommended by GUADEC organisation, I suggest using Go Voyages (or Go Volo in english) to book : their price is even lower than GUADEC group rate. And you can even use some coupons to lower the bill ( Thanks to Wikio ).


I really like being able to use gstreamer to do simple file conversion ; for instance, if you want to convert a FLV file (containing a mp3 stream) to a mp3 file, just run :
gst-launch-0.10 filesrc location="file.flv" ! flvdemux ! filesink location="file.mp3"

Sigur Ros
Sigur Ros next album will be released on June 23. In the mean time, you can download the first track of the album, see the clip for the first track (quite nice), listen to the full album in stream (too bad, it is in flash) and you can pre-order the album either in a physical copy or a digital copy, with no DRM (MP3, 320Kbps), for a reasonable price.. I like intelligent marketing like this.


  1. And if you want those tags/metadata contained in the flv file to be in your resulting mp3 file ... just add id3v2mux or id3mux before your filesink.

  2. Thanks, that is what I do usually when converting ogg <=> mp3, but there was no metadata in the flv I wanted to convert.

  3. If you have a account lying around (hmm, maybe it works even without it) the entire album is there for your listening pleasure!