File Conversion and Unzipping Files - Which programs?

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  1. MasonsAccount macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    1) I use MAX. http://sbooth.org/Max/

    2) unrarX for rar files. http://www.unrarx.com/
     
  5. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

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    Winrar its a trial but after the trial it still works.
     
  6. xsimsimx macrumors member

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    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

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  8. xsimsimx macrumors member

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

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    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

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

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    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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