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Andrea
03-20-2005, 07:00 PM
Does anyone know how to convert a wma file to an mp3 file?

I know there's a way to do it but I forget how.

Todd
03-20-2005, 07:32 PM
You can either burn it to a CD and re-rip it to MP3, or Im pretty sure iTunes for Windows can convert WMAs to MP3s

Paul
03-20-2005, 07:34 PM
iTunes can convert it for you.

Omar
03-20-2005, 07:56 PM
iTunes does not convert .WMA anymore because of legal action brought against Apple by Windows.

Tomi
03-20-2005, 08:18 PM
Originally posted by Omarô@Mar 20 2005, 03:14 PM
iTunes does not convert .WMA anymore because of legal action brought against Apple by Windows.
:mellow: Damnit Microsoft, you fucking suck. <_<

Nikki
03-20-2005, 08:29 PM
Google &#39;Audio Conversion Wizard&#39; and look at the first result (probably). There&#39;s a lovely little program by a group called &#39;Litex Media&#39; - unfortunately it&#39;s a trial (unless you crack it *cough*askifyouneedit*cough*)

But yeah you can re-encode into higher bitrates if you wish. Say you have a 128 .WMA, you can resample to a better 320 rate very easily.

Glenn
03-20-2005, 10:43 PM
You should be able to find many converting programs on download.com

Evil Angel
03-21-2005, 11:14 AM
Originally posted by Todd@Mar 21 2005, 02:20 AM
You can either burn it to a CD and re-rip it to MP3
you could use musicmatch jukebox for this

Neil
03-21-2005, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by Nikki@Mar 20 2005, 04:47 PM
But yeah you can re-encode into higher bitrates if you wish. Say you have a 128 .WMA, you can resample to a better 320 rate very easily.
There&#39;s no point in upping something so much. You can&#39;t make something extremely good quality from something crappy simply by upping the bitrates.

The max I&#39;d go with 128 would be 192.

But yeah another good program is from the good people at Acoustica (Who I beta test for XD). I use it and it&#39;s very reliable. It&#39;s called Acoustica Audio Converter Pro, and it&#39;s intergrated into shell (you can right click and select a conversion on any supported file in Windows) I&#39;d give it a test, and if you like it, you can.. ehrmm.. liscense it.. :P

Edit... Duh. I forgot the link :P

http://www.acoustica.com/audio-converter/

Todd
03-21-2005, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by Nikki@Mar 20 2005, 03:47 PM
But yeah you can re-encode into higher bitrates if you wish. Say you have a 128 .WMA, you can resample to a better 320 rate very easily.
You can, but there&#39;s no benefit. Its already been compressed down, re-encoding to 320 will just give you a huge MP3 file thats 320 with the sound quality of a 128 file. if you want to up it to a higher bitrate, you need the uncompressed file (Original CD, WAV file or another lossless format)

Nikki
03-21-2005, 06:12 PM
True, Todd =P

And Neil I used to hate that program, I used to think it really sucked for some reason

Cale.
03-22-2005, 05:40 AM
Originally posted by Omarô@Mar 20 2005, 09:14 PM
iTunes does not convert .WMA anymore because of legal action brought against Apple by Windows.
you might be able to find an old version of iTunes with that feature? Just a thought B)

Neil
03-22-2005, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by Nikki@Mar 21 2005, 02:30 PM
True, Todd =P

And Neil I used to hate that program, I used to think it really sucked for some reason
Because it didn&#39;t look fancy?

Look isn&#39;t everything ;)

From what I&#39;ve heard, a good, free conversion utility is DBPowerAmp. I&#39;ve never used it and I don&#39;t know how user friendly it is.

Another good, free conversion program that I use is called BeSweet. It&#39;s a great program, but you need to download the main files, then the GUI, then all your codecs separate. It&#39;s a bit of a pain in the ass, but once you set it up and have the codecs you need, it&#39;s a great tool.