Old 21st October 2003, 19:45   #1
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does any 1 know where to get a mp3 converter

i have loads of wma and wav files but i want them converted ro MP3's

does any 1 know where i can get a FREE converter + If know 1 knows of any can i get it from Kazaa

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Old 21st October 2003, 21:35   #2
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a) dont download small software from kazaa
unless you want your pootah to explode next time you turn it on.

b) CDex

c) next time, googlit before asking here.

4) stop saying 1 alot..
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a) dont download small software from kazaa
unless you want your pootah to explode next time you turn it on.

Sorry for sticking my nose in here, but that was pretty funny. At least to me it was Ok, I'll go sit in a corner now.
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Old 21st October 2003, 22:21   #4
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lol.. did anyone notice a, b, c, 4

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It had to be the number that threw you! That's funny! The fact that it would only take two more keystrokes to spell out the word "one" is almost as funny.

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Old 22nd October 2003, 05:58   #7
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Old 22nd October 2003, 07:39   #8
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Re: does any 1 know where to get a mp3 converter

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i have loads of wma and wav files but i want them converted ro MP3's

does any 1 know where i can get a FREE converter + If know 1 knows of any can i get it from Kazaa

thanx
For conversion of wma or wav -> mp3, use:

Power MP3 WMA Convertor from cooolsoft.com

or, dbpowerAMP Music Convertor

Both of them are free of cost; although the Coolsoft product is shareware, it has almost full-functionality & unlimited time.
I don't use Kazaa to download software, so no idea if you can download the above two through Kazaa.

Otherwise, you can use Winamp3 with Diskwriter installed to convert wav or wma to mp3 (this requires LAME encoder):

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Although there is no specific component in Winamp3 for conversion of WAV to MP3, this can be accomplished using Diskwriter itself. But you'll need an mp3 encoder such as LAME or BLADE encoder. I would recommend using the faster and stable LAME encoder 3.93 available on http://mitiok.cjb.net

Once you've got the LAME encoder, do the following steps:

1) Copy the encoder file "lame_enc.dll" into your Winamp3 source directory ("C:\Program Files\Winamp3" for most users) & restart Winamp

2) Go to Preferences & click on Diskwriter. Choose the output Format as "MP3(LAME)" which should appear alongside "PCM-WAV" or "AIFF"

3) Open your WAV file on the Playlist Editor, right-click, go to Convert & click on "Convert to MP3(LAME)"

In about 50-60 sec, your mp3 file will be written to your output directory as usual...

GOOD LUCK
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Old 22nd October 2003, 07:45   #9
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I still use Windows Sound Recorder.

All of my music files are .wav

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seriouse?
fuck that is not very hd friendly.
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Old 22nd October 2003, 09:09   #11
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I use MusicMatch Jukebox (one of the older, less cumbersome versions). I swear by it, it produces a great quality rip. It remembers discs, very handy for busy people like myself.

I only have about 300 more CD's to rip, MusicMatch will take care of it.

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ive always used cdEX, purpose build cd ripper and wav>mp3-anizer. It also remembers CD's.
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Old 22nd October 2003, 09:26   #13
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I've heard it's a nice little program. There's no point in changing though as I'm out of buying CD's altogether (haven't bought one for 2 years). CD's are obsolete in my household (dated technology and all that). Once I've ripped my whole CD collection, that's it. Job done.

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Old 22nd October 2003, 09:27   #14
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WAV is the best audio format in terms of recording quality amongst other formats. This is because the music tracks that recording companies burn onto the Audio CDs are none other than WAV files themselves. So, by ripping them you're just copying those tracks (aliased .cda) onto your Hard Disk, which is pretty much the same as from a floppy disk, but larger file-sizes.
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I was jesting about .wav's dude. LOL!!!! I'm an MP3 man, anything between 128 - 192 kbps is fine.

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Old 22nd October 2003, 11:47   #17
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gad. im glad your kidding..
what with your 10000+ songs and all.


and i hope your kidding about the non CD ness as well. Nothing beats listening to the REAL album on a REAL cd player once in a while. Its just the atmos.
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I have no time for CD's. I have 100's, untouched and unplayed for 2 years. Thread:

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....hreadid=141494

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Old 22nd October 2003, 12:09   #19
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Just wanted to remind you that transcoding sucks the llama's ass i.e. going from wma to mp3 will just degrade the file quality. Stick with the wma files.
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I never transcode myself. My MP3 player/organiser/best buddy recognises most formats. That's all that counts.

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Originally posted by siddhartha_one
a) dont download small software from kazaa
unless you want your pootah to explode next time you turn it on.

b) CDex

c) next time, googlit before asking here.

4) stop saying 1 alot..
CDex is all you need!
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Old 22nd October 2003, 22:10   #22
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word..

and cylob?? do actually listen to full albums anymore??? egads.. i couldnt stand ONLY mp3s.
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I do listen to new albums, but only to siphon off the really decent tracks for my greater playlist. I like variety, I was making compilation tapes years ago (plenty of decent varied tracks).

Your average album has 3 or 4 fillers. My playlist has none at all. 100% excellence. Life is short sidd, I'm forced to employ statistics.

Not only that, I'm bringing up 3 boys on this stuff. I like to keep it fresh. They deserve it.

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Your average album has 3 or 4 fillers
very few of my cd's are "average" (yes, i include radiohead). I listen to mp3s when im on the pc only. Bed, car, work fucking anywhere else, i listen to full albums..

And even the ones with filler tracks, they stll add to the atmos of there album.. i cite flaming lips - yoshima.

How could you listen to something like the wall on you computer at have it sink in?

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Not only that, I'm bringing up 3 boys on this stuff. I like to keep it fresh. They deserve it.
wickid man.. that the greatest thing you can do for kids these days..show them what music SHOULD be like. I know i was brought up right.. I really only got into music because i heard bowie, slade, zeppelin, dire straights, tim buckley, big star, jethro tull, crowded house, beatles, neil young and Lou Reede, playing from my dads record player in the room next to my bedroom when i was growing up.

Then my parents split.. and i was deprived of the sirens for most of my teens...

but all is good..

fuck im drunk again and making an arse of myself..
hey.. do you guys think i drink too much???
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Why how much do you drink. I have something every night, after all god did put an off-licence on my direct route home (Big Bruce). So.... It's either 4 cans of cider or a bottle of red wine. I've got a high pressure job, stress and all that. I need liquid medication, otherwise I'd fucking crack.

I see your point on albums like the wall - it's one piece. As such, you have to listen to the whole record. But these are the exception, with most albums you can happilly pluck off tracks and mix them.

My boys (all under 10) despise the mainstream, they know the difference between Westlife and New Order. They're into whatever I'm into.

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Actually, I hardly ever listen to standard cd's anymore. My PC is plugged on my stereo so I mostly listen to mp3s, I have a mp3 cd player for travels and a mp3 car radio, every morning or so, I burn whatever I want to listen to onto a CD-RW and here we go I can only see advantages, heck I managed to rip a 7-hour audio DVD in high quality and fit it on a 700 Mb cd
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Ditto 'seer. CD's for travelling (freshly burnt every morning). MP3's for home entertainment.

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How did you do that?
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How did you do that?
I ripped the vob files to my HD, then demuxed the wav streams for part 1 and part 3. Part 2 was compressed in AC3 so I demuxed this stream then converted it to wave. Then, I threw all these wave files into Razorlame, set lame to use APFS and there we go
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Why how much do you drink
a bottle of wine a day.. or a bottle of spirits over about 2-3 days.. depends...
some days i go a few days without a drop.

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a bottle of red wine
\o/ yay, another wine lover.. i thought i was the only one on all of WA.

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My boys (all under 10) despise the mainstream, they know the difference between Westlife and New Order. They're into whatever I'm into.
wickid.. though somhow im reminded of those sports freak dads that try to get their kids into rugby straight out of the womb.. ... jk

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CD's for travelling (freshly burnt every morning).
mmm.. i do encourage listening to the real albums, as they were meant to be heard.. but i will admitt that i am a bit of a mix-freak aswell.

I have about 50 burnt mix cd's, one for every mood. like "morning tired", "night tired", "drunk-indy", "drunk-sad", "sunday mornings", "carloadoffreaks"
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I have about 50 burnt mix cd's, one for every mood. like "morning tired", "night tired", "drunk-indy", "drunk-sad", "sunday mornings", "carloadoffreaks"
I like the moods sidd. What's the difference between 'drunk indy' and 'drunk sad' then.

I don't have any mix CDs, I burn just albums for travelling (at 7.00am it's beyond the call of duty to mix tracks). I just have the one playlist, being A-Sides (fucking first-class tracks in other words). I stick it on random, if I don't fancy the track I reach out and press 'next'. Me = lazy.

Anyway (talk about topic drift), red wine's a man's best friend. They produce alot in your part actually, the climate's spot-on. It doesn't fit the image of lager-guzzling aussies though.

I would've thought you were a (trendy) lager-guzzling dude. Throwing caution to the wind.

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well, in a language you should understand..

drunk-indy = blur, seude, dEUS, modest mouse
drunk-sad = Jeff Buckley, sparklehorse, lots of accoustic stuff.


so, know of any good clare valley wines?
seven hills, leasingham, penwortham, etc are all within 5 minutes walk from me. Im living in clare at the moment, which is a world renown wine growing district (2nd best in australia imo ). So i see vineyards right outside my house in every direction.

//edit: ive never been the lager guzzler.. nor your stereotypical BBQing aussie fella'. Wine is my drink, always will be..
I dont mind the odd spot of Bailey's.. but Bailey's just dont count.
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drunk-indy = blur, seude, dEUS, modest mouse
drunk-sad = Jeff Buckley, sparklehorse, lots of accoustic stuff.
I see what you mean now. Kind of like:

'drunk-happy' (Curve)
'drunk-pissed off with the world' (Curve again)

As for wines, I like a good cabernet sauvignon or merlot. Usually from Chile. But price is the main consideration, it has to be less the 4 squid a bottle. If it's pay-day and I'm feeling extravagant, then maybe a 5 squid job.

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If you ordered a Baileys in a UK pub you'd get the living shit kicked out of you..... It's a girl's drink here.

I once had a whole bottle (nothing else in the house). It felt like a brick in the stomach, all that cream.... And I was still sober.

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oops, i think i just did the 'ol edit after you replied thing. oh well.

I really need to get into curve it seems.

I rarely venture past aussie wines. Unless its a pricy restaurant and im trying to impress whoever.

btw, your loony 'squids' dont mean much to me.. its all piffle aussie dollar over here.

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I once had a whole bottle (nothing else in the house). It felt like a brick in the stomach, all that cream.... And I was still sober.
hehehe... well.. it tastes nice..
and a whole bottle gets me drunk comfortably.. though i wouldnt describe it as "fucking-sloshed". Here its not quite a girls drink.. they have a marketing ploy on tv at the moment.. two blokes walk into a bar and ask for bailies...i cant remember what happens after that :|

god damn..
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