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Old 11-03-2010, 09:29 PM
 
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I need to convert music in wma format to mp3. I see many converters out there...can anyone recommend a particular file converter?
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Just out of curiosity, why do you need to do this?

All decent MP3 player play WMA.

All decent MP3 players are essentially mass storage devices than can be interfaced from computer to computer and download and upload without having to make any major adjustments or constraints.

All decent MP3 players support simple drag and drop.

Are you using an MP3 player? What kind?
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:13 AM
 
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Haven't used it for this but Audacity has batch mode for converting:

Batch Processing - Audacity Manual

Foobar a player I use also has this feature:

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/...hp/t47245.html
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I need to convert music in wma format to mp3. I see many converters out there...can anyone recommend a particular file converter?
There are some non-free bulk converters out there, but as I only need to convert the occasional file, I use VLC, free from VideoLAN - VLC: Free streaming and multimedia solutions for all OS! There is probably a way to have it do bulk conversions, but I haven't checked into it.

It can export as WAV or MP3 (use the "wizard" if you're not sure what you want to do). I prefer to export WAVs, then use some other tool to make the MP3, usually CDex to convert and MP3gain to adjust volume; that way I have more control as VLC doesn't have a lot of MP3 quality settings available. Both are free software and do a good job.

Be aware that the WAV file will run 10 to 20 MB per minute of audio time.

I don't like WMA files myself, as the sound is rather muddy compared to MP3.
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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dBpoweramp: CD Ripper & Audio Converter. Secure ripping to mp3, FLAC, m4a, Apple Lossless & WMA
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:54 AM
 
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Windows Media Player can convert WMA to MP3.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: In Phoenix by way of San Antonio
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You can try Videora.com. They have several different converters you might want to check out. They work pretty dang good for me. And if your Ipod/Iphone/Ipad or PSP user its great to upload videos, of course through Itunes, on your hardware.
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