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Converting Sound Files?

by dunzo / April 21, 2004 6:58 AM PDT

I need to convert a 750kB sound file from Mp3 format to midi format. I need it to be 750kB in size after it has been converted to midi. I know how to change a file, say a picture from .jpg to bitmap, by saving it and selecting the file type as bitmap. I figured this would work for sound files but when I try to save it as another file type, it only sais "All files *.*" or something like that.. How can I do this? Im not really that good with computers yet. Help!!

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Re:Converting Sound Files? You need a program....
by TONI H / April 21, 2004 8:29 AM PDT
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Re:Converting Sound Files?
by frankzxcv / April 21, 2004 11:31 AM PDT

well while never having used these programs, I doubt they can really "convert" your mp3 to midi format in the way you imply. You are doing more than just changing formats here. while you may be able to transcribe the tune and the harmonies, a MIDI file plays back using various soundfonts (specific to the soundcard and computer it is playing on), so the conversion will sound like a "midi" arrangement of the original . . . it won't be like converting a jpeg to a tif or whatever, where the end results are virtually the same. just thought i should mention that.

note most tunes are available in MIDI format all over the web. - fj

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Re:Converting Sound Files?
by computernut / April 22, 2004 4:05 PM PDT
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Re:Re:Converting Sound Files?
by frankzxcv / April 22, 2004 6:48 PM PDT

a typical midi file is extremely small compared to an mp3 - fj

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