Edit MP3 File

OpenSuse 11.2 is doing everything I need it to except that I really need to be able to edit mp3 files. Audacity can export mp3 files using Lame but I get an error when I try to open an mp3 file. I can play mp3 files with other programs but not edit them. Does anyone know of a program I can use to edit the mp3 files in OpenSuse 11.2. It makes no difference what program I use - would prefer one with gui. Even a file converter that would open an mp3 file and then convert it to something I could then edit in Audacity would be fine.

Have you fetched Audacity from the Packman-repository? Because the version on my system is able to import .mp3s as well.

Follow the multi-media guide for trouble free playback
Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE Forums

jripper is UI based and will convert

ffmpeg will do it from CLI

Thank you! I had to jump through a couple hoops just now. I tried to download it and install from the packman website - failed dependancies that way. But when I used the one click install from the audacity download page there, it worked just fine. I am now able to open mp3 files , sweet!! Now everything works!! Thanks for the fast reply. OpenSuse is amazing and now I find out the community is as well.

It is best to do this stuff through Yast or zypper. You should never just download form packman get the package through Yast-software Management.

One clicks are ok but you need to be careful in piling up too many active repos. You get the wrong mix and you will suddenly find yourself with an unstable machine. SO after doing a one step be sure you disable or removes any new repos that may have been added

In this case it is okay to keep the repository which was integrated via the oneclicker, since it obviously wasn’t present before. Check that by opening a console and running this command

zypper lr

Any double entries? If you are unsure, you should also compare the URLs

zypper lr -u

Remember, less is often more - for starters one should have only oss, non-oss, update and Packman activated (plus a repository providing drivers for your gfx-card if you have an ATI or NVidia), so take it easy on the oneclickers. Any new repository should be checked carefully (when in doubt, ask here or use the forum search).

However, welcome to the forum and have a lot of fun…