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Damnit all, Microsoft!
« on: October 15, 2005, 08:31:08 pm »
I'm having a problem with Windows Media Player 10. It says on the FAQ that I can convert files to MP3 format using this program, but it doesn't say how. That is ******* move number one.

******* move number 2: They charge 35 bucks for email support and 250 dollars for phone support.

I really want to convert my files, if someone could just please tell me how if they know? I've already searched all over the internet.



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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2005, 08:40:25 pm »
Sorry, I don't know how! Try PMing Steve

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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2005, 08:47:49 pm »
I don't want to get in a habit of bugging him with all of my problems, I'll just wait and see if he posts here.

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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2005, 08:52:53 pm »
Good Idea

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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2005, 09:07:41 pm »
Google: Audacity. Great open-source sound editor. Also does conversion.

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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2005, 09:13:06 pm »
I just downloaded it, but how do I convert with it?

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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2005, 09:34:34 pm »
Google: Audacity. Great open-source sound editor. Also does conversion.


You beat me to it.

It is superb isnt it?

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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2005, 07:36:08 am »
No, no it isn't. I import the .wma file into the program, but all it comes up with is static for 2 seconds.

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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2005, 11:26:34 am »
Wow :o

SmartAudioConverter
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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2005, 07:14:49 pm »
Is there one that works on .s3m files?
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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2005, 07:49:55 pm »
Ummm... rename it from SoundFile.wma to SoundFile.mp3 maybe?

That's what I do...  :)
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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2005, 04:46:40 pm »
Kishmond: Sorry, but you're going to have to be a little more specific. How would I go about doing this?

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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2005, 04:51:05 pm »
Tools->Folder Options->View->Hide extensions for known file types.

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also: non-media-player programs generally won't accept your new file. It'll play in Winamp/Realplayer/Windows/whatever, but, for example, not in San Andreas.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2005, 04:54:43 pm by Samog »
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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2005, 06:00:36 pm »
Okay.. specific.

1- Right click on the file
2- Go down to 'Rename'
3- Click on 'Rename'
4- Now the tricky part- backspace the wma in .wma (or whatever extension the file is)
5- Type mp3 (or another extension) after the now lonely dot

Make sure it is an audio file that you are trying to convert, or your speakers will complain loudly when you play it.
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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2005, 06:10:19 pm »
Okay.. specific.

1- Right click on the file
2- Go down to 'Rename'
3- Click on 'Rename'
4- Now the tricky part- backspace the wma in .wma (or whatever extension the file is)
5- Type mp3 (or another extension) after the now lonely dot

Make sure it is an audio file that you are trying to convert, or your speakers will complain loudly when you play it.
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OK, smart guy. In my Windows XP, I don't get to change the file extenstion when I rename it. I can rename it from "Track1.wma" to "AnythingElse.wma" As you can see, I am not able to up and change the extension.

EDIT: Using Samog's useful advice, I was able to perform the act.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2005, 06:12:32 pm by 762 »

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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2005, 06:14:41 pm »
(in the my computer window)

"Tools->Folder Options->View->Hide extensions for known file types."

set to negative

then you can change file extensions manually.  it doesn't always work.
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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2005, 06:30:19 pm »
Does that convert the file or does it just rename the extension? Yes, there is a difference...

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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2005, 07:30:20 pm »
Tools->Folder Options->View->Hide extensions for known file types.

Renommez et arrętez.

and that method just changes the extension, hence:
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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2005, 01:47:25 am »
Just get a convert program simple and easy to use if you cant find any go on www.Download.com

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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2005, 02:45:16 am »
well there is a happy medium.

you can select "save as" and then choose the file type you want.

if that doesn't work, then yes, get a converter.
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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2005, 10:43:04 pm »
Ah, just saw this. Very simple solution ... don't use windows media player! ;D

There are tons and tons of audio conversion tools out there. You can even use iTunes to convert to MP3 if you want:

http://www.wellesley.edu/Computing/Idocs/Itunes/convertMP3.html

Otherwise you can go to download.com and get an audio conversion program. Or you can use Audacity which is a free audio editing program (you will need to download the MP3 plug-in separately however). But don't try to use WMP, it's just too much of a pain.
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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2005, 10:19:27 am »
good idea, i wonder why no one else thought of that

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Re: Damnit all, Microsoft!
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2005, 11:17:26 am »
Thanks, I always forget about good old download.com

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