Old 10th January 2002, 12:47   #1
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mpeg audio?

i have downloaded some songs from audiogalaxy.com, my computer is saying they are in mpeg audio format. i was told this dosent exist. but could it? or what else could they be? mpga files? how do i convert these to winamp playable stuff? (currently being played with realone player)
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Old 10th January 2002, 13:01   #2
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That's a good question. Sometimes when a program is used by default to play MP3 files, it says that they're something like MPEG Audio, for example.

To find out what the files are, in My Computer, go
View > Folder Options > View (in Win95 & 98. I'm not sure of the location in WinME or Win2k)
and uncheck Hide file extensions for known file types. Then click OK. You should now be able to see the extension of all files, and you'll be able to tell whether the file in question is an MP3, an MP2, an MPA or whatnot.

Good luck and don't hesitate to reply again for any reason whatsoever.
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Old 10th January 2002, 13:14   #3
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mpeg audio again

yep realone player is saying mpeg audio in one part and mpga at the end of the track info. so what is it and can it be converted for winamp?

what other apllications (winamp or windows media player) can be used for mpeg video and mpeg audio?
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Old 10th January 2002, 17:10   #4
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malpractice, could you please reply to posts in the original thread, rather than starting a new one, i.e. click "Post a Reply" rather than "Post a New Topic".
There's enough topics already without pointless ones.

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Old 10th January 2002, 22:28   #5
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Yes, please use the "post a reply" button within the thread when replying. Only use the "post a new topic" button, if the subject matter is different (ie. a new topic). Anyway, I've merged the two threads together as one! yay!

As stated above by (the man formerly known as) NeoRenegade:
Do as he says and make your extensions visible.
(via: Windows Folder Options -> View tab)

MPEG Audio is just the filetype description, not the format.
We need to know what the extension is at the end of the filename,
eg. braindead.mp3 | ingenuous.mp2 | flapper.mpga | etc.

Is the extension of this particular file .MPGA ?????
If so, this is a RealPlayer Format, but it is essentially the same as MP3.

.MP1 stands for MPEG Layer 1 (can be video or audio or both)
.MP2 stands for MPEG Layer 2 (can be video or audio or both)
.MP3 stands for MPEG Audio Layer 3
.MPGA stands for MPEG Audio (Layer 1/2/3)


What you could try doing (once your extensions are visible) is:

1. Goto: Winamp -> Prefs -> Plugins -> Input -> MPEG Audio Decoder -> config:
In the extensions list where it says: MP3;MP2;MP1
Add MPGA, so it will then look like this: MP3;MP2;MP1;MPGA

Now goto: Winamp "Prefs -> Filetypes" section.
Select MPGA from the list to make Winamp the default player.

Then try to play the file in Winamp.
This is assuming it is an .MPGA file


2. Try changing the extension to MP3
In Explorer, rt click the file & select "rename"
Rename from filename.mpga to filename.mp3
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Old 11th January 2002, 01:36   #6
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but how?

but how do i trnsfer or open a file that is in realone player mpga to winamp (i have the plugin)?
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Old 11th January 2002, 02:11   #7
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Huh?

There is no such thing as a file being inside a player.
The file is listed in the playlist, that's all.

The actual MPGA file exists in a folder somewhere on your hard drive.
(ie. in the folder you originally downloaded it to)

To add files to Winamp's playlist, use one of the following methods:

1) Drag & drop it from Windows Explorer to Winamp's playlist window
2) Winamp Playlist -> Add button -> Add File ->
browse to the folder where the file is -> select file -> okay

If you changed the extension to MP3 (as advised above), you can also:
3) Rt click file in Explorer & select "enqueue in Winamp"
(assuming winamp is your default MP3 player)

However, it doesn't sound like you've tried anything of what I said above.
I think you've managed to confirm that the file does have the MPGA ext.

I'm outta here
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