I need a free Audio File Converter

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  1. Riverrun

    Riverrun Registered Member

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    I need a free Audio File Converter and I was wondering if someone can recomment a good one?

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  2. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    What formats, what OS please...
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  3. Riverrun

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    For Windows xp, wav to mp3. It's for a friend of mine, I've been looking around and I think Foobar will handle it.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Audacity, as well.
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  5. Riverrun

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    Mrkvonic, do I need a special plug-in for Audacity in order to fetch wav files?

    The reason is: we're doing a podcast and when I tried to add background music (from a wav file), Audacity told me that it couldn't open the file and that I should change it to Mp3.

    All the Pod-Files we've recorded have been converted to Mp3 via the Lame plug-in.

    Maybe it's the fact that I tried to mix wav and mp3 that's caused the problem.
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Shouldn't be a problem. I used Audacity to convert wave to mp3 and ogg without any problem. Indeed, you need lame, but other than that, there should be no troubles.
    Mrk

    P.S. It would be wise to combine files from a single format and then convert the mix at the end...
     
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    Ok, thanks for that, I'll have another bash tomorrow.

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  8. pitzelberger

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    I think mediacoder is a great converter for any kind of format, audio or video :thumb:
     
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    Audacity

    That's been a long time favorite of mine, converts them easily to either formats and also you can edit audio to your heart's content.

    I've used it extensively to create my own Media wav files instead of the defaults. Also to import to SoThink's Flash Editor Program since i do a lot of Adobe Flash manipulations also. My Temporary Internet Files folder is been a ready source for them.
     
  10. HURST

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    can audacity convert from mp3 to wav?
     
  11. Firebytes

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    yes it can
     
  12. Hairy Coo

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    GAOTD have Sound Editor Deluxe normally about$30-free for another 7 hours-very nice ,does everything.

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  13. Woody777

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    Thank You Harry Coo! This is a cool Sound Editor. It will convert sound but it really is a very nice Wave editor. Seems to be based on Sonic Foundry Sound Forge now owned by Sony. Sound Forge is worth Hundreds of Dollars where I live.
     
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    Audacity is hard to beat, in fact it's better than most of the equivilant programs that will cost you $$'s
     
  15. Woody777

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    I found Audacity Confusing & difficult to use.
     
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    have to agree with Woody-!
     
  17. buzzqw

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    use foobar2000
    it's a very good player and audio converter (and it's free)

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  18. pitzelberger

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    I agree, foobar2000 is great for conversion and for tag editing.
    Only I think, it needs as well installation of lame before it can convert to mp3.
     
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    I tried it. It can convert many file formats and is of similar complexity than mediacoder. Also it is a favorite for many.
    I, however, finally decided that mediacoder is better for my needs, although I can't remember exactly why, besides that I really didn't like the GUI of Super.

    For Audacity I have the impression it is more an audio file editor than converter. Can it process batch jobs?

    Super and mediacoder, on the other hand, are pure converters.
     
  21. buzzqw

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    that's right, i miss the old "Special Build" of foobar...

    you must install lame, oggenc, neroaacenc.. and so on .. but it's a matter of putting into \plugin folder

    About: SUPER
    it's a piece of crap. It install a bunch of decoder silently to your system that will easily cause problem on media player (and even a old version of avisynth!)

    MediaCoder is much better, has it's bug, but for conversions is good... it's just a little difficult to tune..

    Personally i will use ffmpeg, by command line, or using autoff gui

    BHH
     
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