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File formats and music from different sites.

by cdharris / December 9, 2004 7:20 AM PST

I have bought songs over the years from several different sites in various formats because many songs were not available at one site or the other. I bought songs in the rmj format from the Real Player site, songs from iTunes in the m4a format, and songs in the WMA format at other sites. These songs were all paid for. However, I have found that no one player that I have will play all the different formats. Is there a player that will play all the different formats out there or at least convert them into one format? Is there a Burner that will burn songs in these different formats onto one CD? I'm tired of having to change between WMP, Real Player and iTunes to listen to my music. I'm not worried about a compatible MP3 player, I just want to be able to play music on my PC and burn CDs. Thanks.

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Look up...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2004 7:35 AM PST

I think some software out there is called...



Look around.


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Re: Look up...
by cdharris / December 10, 2004 12:29 AM PST
In reply to: Look up...

I found several programs on CNet Download.com. Two of them sound like they could do the job:
AimOne All to MP3 Converter 1.61 and
Cucusoft All Audio/Video to MP3/WAV Converter 2.27
Anyone have any input on these programs or others? Thanks.

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Never mind - they don't work
by cdharris / December 10, 2004 1:00 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Look up...

I downloaded both of those programs and tried them out. Neither one will convert the iTunes format (.m4p) or the Real Player format (.rax). Does anyone know of any programs that will convert them? If not, I guess I could burn all my songs to different CDs for each format, and then reimport with a generic ripper that will import in mp3. I wish the music available for download was in mp3 format so I would not have to keep doing this.

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A friend showed me a "pay" program.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2004 5:01 AM PST

It worked on encrypted AAC too. But we can't write about it here. See forum rules.

But do keep searching. And in closing, it's not "free".


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Re: A friend showed me a "pay" program.
by cdharris / December 10, 2004 6:17 AM PST

Thanks. I don't mind paying for a program that will work. Any suggestions on where I should be looking?

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It's been a month, but here's one with a demo..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2004 6:43 AM PST
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