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music file conversion program

by vrrobinson / July 22, 2005 12:06 AM PDT

I have a number of music CD's that I have collected over the years. I used Media Player 9 and placed the songs that I like on my computer in .WMA format. I recently purchased a music box that plays .MP3 CD's. I want to take the songs off my computer and put them on a cd in .MP3 format so that I can play them on this box. I am looking for a good program that converts .WMA to .MP3 in a group not indivually, without loosing sound quality. I don't want to sit down and convert each file indivually. Oh, one other thing, the program can't install any spyware.


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"without loosing sound quality."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2005 1:05 AM PDT

"without loosing sound quality." makes this a non-starter. MP3 is lossy compression. Something's gotta go.

Even with this being a non-starter, you can head to most computer stores and find WMA to MP3 convertors on the shelves. Try one.


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Convert to MP3 format...
by John.Wilkinson / July 22, 2005 1:57 AM PDT

I recommend Easy CD-DA Extractor, which is fast, very easy to use, supports a wide variety of formats and qualities, and includes batch converting. While it's not free, it does have a 30-day unrestricted free trial. Cnet's Download.com also offers a list of free programs, and although I haven't tried some of them, they're all guarenteed spyware free...it's the Cnet way!

Hope this helps,

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Why not try iTunes?
by jeanniegraham / July 22, 2005 6:01 AM PDT

I am not a Mac user, (but might be next computer!) after only very good experiences with iTunes. This program - downloadable from (presumably apple.com - I got there via a link) - works on a PC, and seems mega brilliant. Burn, convert (to Apples mp4 format which plays fine on my home dvd/cd player) - all you need if you want highly compressed but listenable to music!


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