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May 20, 2010, 06:52 PM
 
how do i (aaargh!) do this?

i need to convert audio files (aif, wav, or mp3) to wma's...
is there a good app for this? freeware, or...?

thanx peeps!


(am on a macbook, 10.6.3...)
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May 20, 2010, 08:01 PM
 
I use Max but there are other good (free) programs out there like XLD, Switch, and xAct just to name a few.
     
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May 20, 2010, 08:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by fisherKing View Post
i need to convert audio files (aif, wav, or mp3) to wma's...
You're on a Mac forum, and wma is a dead format. So it's obligatory to ask why you want to do this?
     
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May 20, 2010, 08:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by chabig View Post
You're on a Mac forum, and wma is a dead format. So it's obligatory to ask why you want to do this?
i have to prep some files for (forgive me!) microsoft, and they want them in their own format.
ah, well...

oh, and thanks cgc!
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May 20, 2010, 08:29 PM
 
Thanks for the explanation. I was curious.
     
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May 20, 2010, 08:44 PM
 
found a solution (max does NOT seem to convert to wma).
audacity (with ffmpeg downloaded into it's library) seems to work.

next project: mp3s to 8-track tapes!
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May 21, 2010, 08:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by fisherKing View Post
found a solution (max does NOT seem to convert to wma).
Oops...knew those programs convert just about everything...didn't think to check the formats they each support. Glad you got something to work.
     
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May 22, 2010, 02:03 AM
 
While we're on the subject... what do we use now days to convert wma's to mp3?
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May 22, 2010, 02:05 AM
 
You could try using QuickTime with Flip4Mac.
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May 22, 2010, 02:11 AM
 
ack.... tried that once and the file never came out right.
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