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how to convert wma files to mp3 format?

by slsk2002 / June 27, 2006 6:43 PM PDT

Hi dear people,
I am a newbie in computing.
I have done nice movie in windows movie maker, but it doesn't play in mp3 format.
Can you tell me, how to do it.
Thanks in advance

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I'm not sure this is possible
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 27, 2006 7:28 PM PDT

MP3 is an "audio" format, not a video.

You cannot convert a video to an audio format and still see the video.

Can you give some idea what you want to do?


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by slsk2002 / June 27, 2006 8:24 PM PDT

Thanks for noting,
I mean I want them to be so that I could play them in Windows Media Player or Winamp.
Not necessarily in audio...

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wmv to mpeg?
by dwalmz / June 27, 2006 10:07 PM PDT
In reply to: OOPS

I think you meant .wmv and not .wma. In any case, since it was created in Windows and it is a native Windows format, it should play in WMP with no problem. It may play in Winamp but you have to install plug-ins for it to play.

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Give VLCPLAYER a shot.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2006 11:24 PM PDT

It's something I'm finding easier to use than VIRTUAL DUB for TRANSCODING. Hint: when I type in all capitals, those words in find more information about such.

If VLCPLAYER can play it, VLCPLAYER can transcode it to some neutral coding.


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