Mittwoch, 16. Februar 2011

Teamspeak 3 Wav to Mp3

This is rather a note to myself. If you try to convert a wav-file with Lame, which had been written by Teamspeak 3, you'll probably encounter the following error:

Unsupported data format: 0x0003

One solution is, to resample it with Sox:

sox ts3.wav -b 16 -r 44100 converted.wav

Now, you may convert it with lame (or oggenc):

lame -V9 converted.wav final.mp3

or directly by piping:

sox ts3.wav -b 16 -r 44100 -t wav - | lame \
-V9 - final.mp3

I've chosen -V9 since that voice quality was still good for me. The original file had 906 MB, the other wav (generated by Sox) had 417 MB. I finally got mp3's of 18 MB (with -V9) and 26 MB (with -V8).


  1. Is there a possibility to do it with windows?


  2. Sure. Just install a virtual Linux system with Sox and Lame on your Windows host. :)

    Cygwin might work as well.