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converting sound file formats

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by some pittsburgh flavor, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. some pittsburgh flavor

    some pittsburgh flavor Elite Member

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    hi. i have a bunch of .mpga sound files that i would like to copy onto a cd, but they are not in the correct format, the program says. the other program does not recognize them as sound files, even.

    does anyone know of any free programs to convert .mpga files to something recordable?
     
  2. Kyuzo

    Kyuzo Banned

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  3. some pittsburgh flavor

    some pittsburgh flavor Elite Member

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    No software found for mpga to mp3

    You can try the following options:
    Try another search in the search box above.
    Try using our Power Search option.
    Search the Web for mpga to mp3 with CNET Search.com.
     
  4. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    if you just want copies of them, burn em as data files
     
  5. some pittsburgh flavor

    some pittsburgh flavor Elite Member

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  6. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Dirty Dozen Crew

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    if you can listen to it in winamp, you can set up the wave writer plugin to output a wav file and the convert it to an mp3...... BUT, I'm sure there's an easier to use utility out there that'll do the conversion for you in one step. I couldn't find a link for you, sorry.
     
  7. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

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    have you tried just changing the file extension?
     
  8. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Changing the file extension.... will NOT work. The ext is used to identify what type of format the file is, and just cause you call an apple an orange does not make it taste like one or the color orangek ya dig?:lick:
     
  9. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

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    yeah, but you'd be surprised how often it works... granted, he's burning it, so it's gonna have to turn into a wav.. but often, the playr... blah
    :D
     
  10. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,058 Likes Received: 48
    actually yes, Vanity's right on that one.... if you were to get them into wav format you wouldn't have to bother converting them back to mp3s just burn them like that it'd probably make the burn process take less time. But I wouldn't recommend switching extensions on any kind of audio or video media files....
     
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