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converting music files format from WMA to MP3

by doorjon / July 25, 2013 4:39 AM PDT

In the past I have ripped some cd's onto my computer in WMA format. Recently I wanted to add them to a mobile devise but it will not accept WMA files. It will accept MP 3 files. I have checked the help files on windows but they are no help. Is there a way to convert these files to MP3 format.

I am running Windows 7 home premium

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You can
by Jimmy Greystone / July 25, 2013 4:56 AM PDT

You can, with the right software, but you'd be much better off just re-ripping them into MP3. There are two primary reasons for this. The first is that every time you reencode a file, the quality is a little worse. The second is that WMA is pretty notoriously bad to begin with, so you'd be best served by just going back to the source and starting over.

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Nod to -> rip it again Sam.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 25, 2013 5:16 AM PDT

Given the story, just rip it again. I like and use CDEX for this.

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by iminmessaging / July 25, 2013 3:48 PM PDT

Hi doorjon,
There are tools available online by using which you can convert wma files to mp3 files easily. You can even download and install software for that purpose.

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WMA to MP3
by robinonaf / July 25, 2013 5:01 PM PDT

Real Player can help you in this case.
1)Download WMA files to your computerand save them in Real Player Library.
2)Select Music in the library and you get all WMA files. Select the one you want to convert into MP3.
3)When selected click more in the pop-up, and select convert option. You will get Pop-up conversion block.
4)Click to select device button and select MP3 Audio only, and save it.
5)Select OK and start button your file will be converted into MP3 file within seconds.

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Converting files
by doorjon / July 25, 2013 10:54 PM PDT

Thanks everyone

one way or the other I will get it done.

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