desprate need of audio converting program (wav to mp3)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mpmusic, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. mpmusic macrumors newbie

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    #1
    i know ITUNES can do this but i am looking for a stand alone app.

    coming from the pc world, i would use DBpoweramp,
    which was really nice, i could right click on the audio file
    and it would have a convert option.

    so does any software like this work on a mac?

    i'm running Mac OS X Version 10.4.10 (INTEL)

    i'm fairly new to mac. so please help a newbie out.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    #2
    You could try Audacity using the Lamelib encoder. Just open the files with audacity and export them as .mp3 files.
     
  3. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    take 5 minutes and open up Automator.

    Create a "plug in" that

    -imports audio file into iTunes
    -set it to import Mp3

    save it.

    That's it.

    Now, you can just right click on any audio file, and select

    automator->(whatever you named your plug in) i named mine Mp3 import

    let it do it's thing.

    done
     
  4. mileslong macrumors 6502

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    i like the suggestion above, very creative. i use soundcoverter, it costs $10 but converts everything to everything only negatives are that the $10 license will only work for one machine and that when you convert is doesnt save all the meta tag info.
     
  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I use Max (http://sbooth.org/Max/) to convert music files. Comes in handy for converting flac files to mp3, which iTunes can't handle.

    I'm also digging the Automator answer above. I haven't had too many needs for Automator, but def a cool option.
     
  6. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Max is definitely the way to go. Very useful program for converting just about all the major audio formats.
     

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