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Topic # 6461 27-Jan-2006 02:31
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Is there a program which will convert wma files to mp3?

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  Reply # 27286 27-Jan-2006 05:28
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freerip - its an mp3 ripper but it also has a converter

Otherwise you could use itunes also.




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Reply # 27289 27-Jan-2006 07:06
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iTunes doesn't support WMA.

I hope that the content that you're converting is speech and not music, because converting directly from one compression protocol to another causes massive signal loss.



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  Reply # 27290 27-Jan-2006 07:24
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unfortunately, yes it is music. It's a little snippit of a song which I had been emailed.... have no idea of the title or group.... my end result is to use as a ringtone.

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Reply # 27329 27-Jan-2006 14:30
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Itunes for Windows allows you to import non-DRM'ed WMA files. I think it converts them to AAC though rather than MP3.

Not sure if does the latest WMA version as well.




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  Reply # 27354 28-Jan-2006 03:05
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Ok, silly question, but what are DRM'ed WMA files.

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  Reply # 27355 28-Jan-2006 03:43
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Generally they are files that are either 'protected' when they were created or files that are purchased from WMA music stores.

When you rip a CD in Windows Media player you have the option of 'protecting' the files if I remember correctly.




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  Reply # 27478 30-Jan-2006 16:59
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in itunes. click in edit>preferences>the advanced tab>Importing>select your converting format (preferably mp3)>ok>file>add file to library>select the wma>itunes will convert it to mp3 or what you selected, it will make the file in your itunes libary folder

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