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dir2ogg: version 0.12

Manifest:
 README     - You're reading it now.
 COPYING    - The License under which dir2ogg is released.
 NEWS       - Changes between the versions
 install.sh - A bash script to automate installation.
 dir2ogg    - The script itself.
 dir2ogg.1  - The manpage for dir2ogg

Installation:
 (Not so) new in dir2ogg is the install.sh script, which automates installation of
 the script. You should only use this if you have root access to the computer
 you are attempting to install dir2ogg on. If you do not have root access then
 you will have to use dir2ogg from your home directory (perhaps you have a
 /home/username/bin directory?).

 To install simply run:
  sh install.sh

Requirements:
 - Tag preservation: mutagen (http://www.sacredchao.net/quodlibet/wiki/Development/Mutagen)
 - M4A Conversion: faad or mplayer (ALAC: alac-decoder)
 - WMA Conversion: mplayer
 - MP3 Conversion: mpg123, mpg321, lame or mplayer
 - FLAC Conversion: no extra software required (ogg123 from vorbis-tools)
 - CD Ripping: cdparanoia, icedax or mplayer

Usage:
 Read the manpage for detailed instructions: "man dir2ogg", or type "dir2ogg
 --help" for brief usage details. The script is extremely simple, so you
 shouldn't have any troubles figuring it out.

 Dir2ogg can take multiple filenames as arguments, and will Do The Right Thing
 based on the file extension. If using the '-d' flag, you may only give directories
 as arguments, not filenames and directories

 If you wish to convert m4a, wma and/or wav files using -d then the -m, -f and -w
 flags must be used respectively (FLAC: --convert-flac). Wav files are deleted
 by default, use -p to keep wav files after conversion.

 There is also support for CD ripping using the '-c' flag. This functionality
 is not well supported, and it may be better to use a different program for
 such a task.

Bugs:
 See the manpage. Please report bugs at https://bugs.launchpad.net/dir2ogg

License and Disclaimer:
 Copyright (c) 2007-2008 Julian Andres Klode
 Copyright (c) 2003-2006 Darren Kirby

 This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
 the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
 (at your option) any later version.

 This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
 GNU General Public License for more details.

 You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
 along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
 Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA

Authors:
 Current Developer(s):
  Julian Andres Klode <jak@jak-linux.org>
 Inactive Developer(s):
  Darren Kirby <d@badcomputer.org>
 Contributors:
  Cameron Stone <camerons@cse.unsw.edu.au>
  Marek Palatinus <marek@palatinus.cz>

Date:
 February 17, 2008