Audio Converting and Editing Software Help

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  1. huntnyc

    huntnyc Registered Member

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    Will try this again and appreciate your help. Need easy to use software to convert WMA voice recordings to either WAV for editing or MP3 and also be able to burn them to CD or DVD. Does anyone have any suggestions for a relatively inexpensive or free program that has these capabilities and thanks.

    Gary
     
  2. Woody777

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    Did you try DB Poweramp? Nero might do this with the right codecs installed, Also try Ez CD DA extractor---very easy to do. If however the WMA files are protected you might have to burn to a CD & then rip them to mp3. EZ cd extractor will do this.
     
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    I think you can do this with Easy CD-DA extractor, except editing. It's not too expensive, $29.95 License: One-time payment includes free upgrade to all future versions. One license allows you to install the software on all your personal computers.

    http://www.poikosoft.com/

    (I use it myself, mainly for ripping CDs directly to mp3 in blazing speed).
     
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    I just was at a site called Giveaway of the day. They are offering this as a free download today:i-Sound WMA MP3 Recorder Professional . I think this will do what you want.
     
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    Not sure if this is what you need or not. But it is free for 4 more hours, normally $29.95.

    http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/

    If you want to give this a shot be sure and download the product, start it and enter the key code before the time expires.
     
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    Thanks for that but I will pass on that for now and consider either the one by Alo that I gave a link to or the Easy Cd one soemone mentioned and the free Audacity program to edit. Hopefully, I will not be doing a lot of extensive editing but would be nice to get all of it in one package.

    Gary
     
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    was researching this the other day for a veteran musician
    that is also a computer n00b :p

    opensource (originally Linux platform with lots of ports to other OSs)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPlayer
    http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MEncoder

    the leading commercial ap I think is DB Poweramp and is much more specialized with just audio conversion
    its the WMA thats the bitch all sorts of players will do basic audio conversions (I generally just drag it into QCD for a quick Ogg conversion but that wont do WMA)
    I also installed audacity for her

    any particular reason you want mp3 over ogg vorbis?
     
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    Gary- I a few months ago I had to do just what you are talking about for someone. WMA is the codec that causes problems. I have amassed quite a collection of music software over the years, but this job called for something sweet and simple, without a billion other functions. Well, I did a search and by some unbelievable stroke of luck I found exactly what I needed. a program called, "Switch".

    http://nch.com.au/switch/

    It was free, simple to use, and worked perfectly. I hope they haven't screwed it up! I only had to use it that once, but it sure seemed great!


    -HandsOff
     
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    Thanks to all for your help. I decided to go with Alo Audio Center for now but will keep these others in mind if that program does not do what I want or the interface is not easily manipulated. Thanks again.

    Gary
     
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    well Im trying it at least :p

    seems simple and comprehensive for what its doing ;)
     
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    Ice_Czar- Glad you're finding it useful. It really did seem pretty slick for a free program!

    -HandsOff
     
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    actually....:p

    it attempted to overthrow the government and installed dozens of apparatchik applications
    (exaggeration for effect) and which was a bit much for my needs (dont check the little extra boxes :cautious: :p

    I ripped it all out but will try once again to sort it from its army of trialware ;)

    the fault was mine as I lost track of the original context when I installed it
     
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    I might be wrong, but I don't think you have to install the extra stuff. I hate stuff where you have to install features that will stop working at a later date. That is NOT cool.

    Having been through the ringer with DB PowerAMP, WMP, and a few others I have learned that Audio Converter means that and only that

    Not Player
    Not Burner
    Not Ripper

    With this in mind, the trick is not to install the other stuff (if present)

    As far as I know, the concept of just one application doing everything is just a dream. I don't mind paying for a good deal like the whole package from Spoon (DB PowerAMP). My problem is then I got an IPOD and know I use iTunes! - Which once again, does not do anything with WMA...
     
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