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Challenging (or, impossible?) Movie Music File Conversion.

by analyzerbunny / June 16, 2007 4:57 AM PDT

Hello,

The game Descent 3 (?ancient? I know) has two intro movies before the game menu loads.

One, titled ?Dolby1? and the other titled ?Intro?.

Both intro movies contain awesome music tracks, music I would love to be able to listen to without having to always load the game.

The ?Dolby1? file is a MV8 file.

The ?Intro? file is a MVE file.

I have tried opening both with several applications including Windows Media Player, iTunes, Quicktime and InterVideo WinDVD and none of them can access the files and run them.

Does anyone happen to know of any applications that may be able to convert and/or run these files, so I can perhaps rip the music to my hard drive?

My computer system basics:
Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS

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Try ...
by Kees Bakker / June 16, 2007 5:02 AM PDT

if Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) will record it if you play it. Then save it as .wav or .mp3. It works for streaming audio from the net. Should work for everything that flows through the soundcard.
I'm afraid it's not purely digital, because the program records the analog variant. But it will be good enough.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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Am Getting a Win32 Error Message
by analyzerbunny / June 16, 2007 6:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Try ...

Hello,

Thank you so much for the tip.

I took your advice, downloaded and installed Audacity and attempted to open one of the movie files.

Unfortunately, I got the follwing error message, a message I forgot to mention in my intial post which kept popping up when I tried to open the Descent 3 files with the other applications...

"E:\movies\intro.mve is not a valid Win32 application"

Do you have any other suggestions?

Thank you, again.

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You shouldn't open the file with it.
by Kees Bakker / June 16, 2007 6:23 AM PDT

Run Audacity, press Record (the red circle), then start your game, and Audacity probably will capture the sound. When ready, press Stop (the yellow square), select the part you want to save with the mouse and File>Save Selection as .wav or as .mp3 or as .ogg (for .mp3 you need to download additional package, as explained on the download site).

Audacity, when using it like this, can be compared with a tape recorder or cassette recorder. You may need to experiment a bit with the settings.
I'm using it right now to record my LP collection via the line-in of my sound card. And just the same it should record this sound generated by the game. Worth a try.


Hope this helps.


Kees

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Success!!!
by analyzerbunny / June 17, 2007 3:23 AM PDT

I don?t know how to thank you!

After making some adjustments and following your instructions, I was able to record the music I had wanted for sooooooooo long.

I also downloaded and installed the LAME program (3.97) to try to convert the music via Audacity to MP3, but even after downloading a decompression program which was able to decompress the LAME file and install it, I had nothing but difficulties trying to convert the music track from the Audacity save menu to MP3 with the LAME program. Nothing was working.

Fortunately, I was able to save the track in Audacity in the form of a WAV. file and add it to my Windows Media Player track listings.

Unfortunately, iTunes does not recognize or convert WAV. files, so I burned the WAV. file from Windows Media Player onto disk and then ripped it back into Windows Media Player as an MP3, and was then able to put the track into iTunes, so I can put it on my ipod!

I was listening to it from iTunes as I began writing this.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

It?s so frustrating to hear music that moves you in some way and not be able to listen to it freely.

There really is nothing quite like the gift of music, and thanks to you, I can finally enjoy this wonderful music freely, even in the car! Happy

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(NT) Good job. Glad I could help. Enyou the music.
by Kees Bakker / June 19, 2007 7:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Success!!!

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