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changing file extensions

by vhummel / July 15, 2005 10:09 AM PDT

I am trying to burn purchased music to a cd that I downloaded. Windows Media Player and Real Player say that these file extensions are not supported. How do I change file extensions? Any help would be appreciated.

Virgil Hummel

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What are the extensions? Simply changing the extension
by Kiddpeat / July 16, 2005 12:14 AM PDT

will not give your software the ability to process the file. You need something that can handle the file.

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Convert formats...
by John.Wilkinson / July 16, 2005 3:25 AM PDT

Changing the extension won't help...the song is still in the wrong format. You need to convert the file into a common format, such as MP3, which can be recognized/played by most software. I'd suggest Easy CD-DA Extractor, which is fast, very easy to use, and supports a wide variety of formats and qualities. While it's not free, it does have a 30-day unrestricted free trial. Cnet's also offers a list of free programs, although I haven't tried them, and thus don't know how well they'll work for you.

Hope this helps,

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