Paul Lutus wrote:
> Well, perhaps it would be better for you to choose a suitable conversion
> library, one that meets your needs and that you can make work from the
> command line, then someone here will suggest some methods to simplify the
> process of managing the files you need to submit to the library.
>
> I ask this because choosing a suitable audio conversion library isn't really
> a Ruby topic.

True -- apologies. This began for me as an attempt to use the
dbPowerAmp DLL directly, a more elegant solution than a command line
interface, IMHO.  It's a library that a lot of folks are using in C,,
C#, VB, VBA, etc. but it failed for Ruby, presumably because of a
glitch somewhere between Ruby and the DLL.  Given the success of other
languages with that lib, I suspect Ruby, perhaps the WIN32OLE module,
but I don't have the knowledge (of MS COM etc and maybe Ruby internals)
to track it down.  That does seem to me to be a Ruby topic. Nobody
appears to have any suggestions, though I understand this is not a
huge, urgent thing for the Ruby community.  But there might be a
problem that could crop up elsewhere between Ruby and COM.

IAC, I will give up on the DLL and go to command line techniques.  I
agree, that's not a Ruby topic per se.

Thanks. --David.