File Conversion and Unzipping Files - Which programs?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MasonsAccount, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. MasonsAccount macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Being a relatively new Mac user, I'm not sure what the best freeware would be for what I want to do, and I don't want to download twenty different programs before I find the right one. So, I'm looking for recommendations.

    1) I want to find a program that lets me easily convert .wma files to .mp3's.

    2) I also want to find a free, simple program that allows me to unzip .rar files. (This is another case with mp3's, except I have twenty songs zipped into one, and can only play them with VLC RAR-Loader.)

    If anyone could help with this, I'd appreciate it.
  2. melinator95 macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2010
    2) Try RAR Expander, just google it.

    I'm looking for an easy wma -> mp3 converter too.
    I have FFMpegX, but it's no good. You have to convert every song seperately.:(
  3. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

    Sep 15, 2010
    Hamburg, Germany
    if the .wma's are unprotected, you can use easywma.

    if you still have access to a PC, iTunes on it can convert unprotected .wma's.

    check out UnrarX.
  4. Turian.Spectre macrumors regular


    Aug 31, 2010
    1) I use MAX.

    2) unrarX for rar files.
  5. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2010
    Pasadena, Ca
    Winrar its a trial but after the trial it still works.
  6. xsimsimx macrumors member


    Sep 26, 2010
    Try using StuffIt expander it's free

    Try using unrarx it's free

    Try using winrar for Mac, but it's only a trial

    StuffIt is good, maybe the best
  7. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
  8. xsimsimx macrumors member


    Sep 26, 2010
    well, you can just download it and try it....
  9. ikaaziz macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    ive been using unrarx for awhile now. its really great. but i hav trouble for some files tht needed password to extract. Here's the problem: unrarx downloads onto some macs with NO "password" box in the upper right hand corner, and no "password" item on the toolbar. Why this should be, I don't know. I have two macs, a desktop and a laptop. Unrarx downloaded the "password" boxed version onto the desktop, but it always downloads the no-password-boxed version onto the laptop. so because of this, i cant extract the file. pls help me. i would really appreciate tht.
  10. Turian.Spectre macrumors regular


    Aug 31, 2010
    edit: accidentally clicked on quote. this comment can be ignored or deleted...
  11. lucifiel macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2009
    In your basement
    I use all2mp3 too, and would highly recomend it.

    I also use Stuffit expander which I think has the nicest interface.

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