Problem with "Switch"

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by johnnyxhuynh, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. johnnyxhuynh macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2006
    Houston, TX, USA
    I have just downloaded and installed "Switch," the program to convert my WMAs (unprotected) into MP3s. My problem is this:

    When I click "Convert," I get a message saying something to the effect of, "In order to convert WMAs, you must download and install the plug-in Flip4Mac which can be found on Microsoft's website..." I follow through with the link, download the Flip4Mac off of, then go back to "Switch" and click the "OK" button. Fine. It continues to convert the file. However, once the next file is started, the same sequence of pop-ups appear, telling me I have to install the plug-in, etc. I can click "Yes" to go to the website, and then simply close the window (since I technically already installed the plug-in), and go back to "Switch" and click "OK" it works again. Weird. Every file I have to do that for. Any ideas? Maybe a better freeware program anyone could suggest?
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    If you are prepared to install DarwinPorts and FFMPEG, then you can try using a little Cocoa applescript application I made for converting .wma's, it even does batch processing of a folder. It works by going through your folders or on individual files. I would definitely backup the folder containing the .wma's you want to convert first, but it should work fine. It is then advisable to enable deleting source files as it may crash at some stage with an applescript error. (don't worry the files converted already will be fine.) Basically it is pre-alpha software.

    Feel free to report any bugs to me, I will try and fix them.

    Terminal is located in /Applications/Utilities

    The cocoa application is attached to this post in a zip file. The source is also attached.

    View attachment WMA
    View attachment WMA Converter
  3. ahunter3 macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2003
    If you have QuickTime Pro, you don't need Switch. Open the wma file with QuickTime Player, select all, Command-N for new file, paste, save as, save as QuickTime Movie (standalone, no references to existing movie files).
  4. sulhaq macrumors regular


    Jul 29, 2006
    I'm not sure what's your purpose for converting WMAs to mp3. If youre trying to import them to your ipodm iTunes can automatically convert WMAs to AACs and save a lot of space as well. I haven't noticed any significat sound quality drops either.

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