WMA to MP3

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by don't do it, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. don't do it macrumors regular

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    Ok i have been searching for a converter that will change some of my wma's to mp3's. Is there anyone who can help?

    Thanks in advance. and if it helps my mac is a ibook g4 10.4.
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    iTunes for Windows will convert WMA to MP3 but iTunes for Mac OS X will not. have a look here for some free apps that will.
     
  3. operator207 macrumors 6502

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  4. don't do it thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok i tried the ffmpegX thing and whenever i put in the componets it says
    ##Password:
    _____ is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
    postdrop: warning: unable to look up public/pickup: No such file or directory
    what do I do about that
     
  5. rWally macrumors regular

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    FYI, you shouldn't convert WMA to MP3. Converting a lossy format into another lossy format will result in a pretty crappy file in the end. You're much better off re-ripping from the source if possible.
     
  6. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    I haven't tried this, but...

    If you install Flip4Mac, QuickTime should then be able to read .WMA files.

    Using QuickTime Pro, MPEG Streamclip, etc. you can convert them to a .MP3

    However, I agree with rWally; lossy=>lossy is a bad idea, and re-ripping is going to leave you much happier with the quality in the long run.
     
  7. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    try easyWMA. It converts from WMA to MP3, M4A, AIFF and WAV in a batch
     
  8. whimaway macrumors newbie

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    My friend burnt me a CD of all .wma files.

    Am I correct in assuming macs can't play wma files? I tried to import it to iTunes and nothing happened. Just got a bunch of coding when I clicked on the regular file on the CD.

    Is there a completely free way to get these songs on my iPod? Also the CD wont work in my stereo either. I would rather not lose any quality. Oh and I have a windows computer I can use if needed, but I'm not sure how to use my iPod with that computer.

    Thanks in advance for any help. :)
     
  9. Greliot macrumors newbie

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    i know ur probs looking for something free and easy and so have i for the past few days but dude give it up cus EasyWMA costs like $10 its nothing and it just works perfectly! save urself some time
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    iTunes???? (ok maybe not)

    QuickTime + Perian??
     
  11. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Microsoft has a "plug-in" for Quicktime that will allow QT to read WMA files. Then if you have Apple's QT Pro you can edit and save files in any supported format.

    I figure if you want the use WMA on the Mac you may as well get the software from Microsoft. They have a free version and a few paid versions too.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/wmcomponents.mspx
     
  12. martyrk macrumors regular

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    Got em both and they still don't work, get the message "The application attempted to use an unsupported feature"
     
  13. whimaway macrumors newbie

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    Hi! Thanks for the responses. I ended up using "Switch" which was easy, free, and fast. It was only the trial version, which has expired by now, but it worked for my CD.
     
  14. lucyno1 macrumors newbie

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  15. vesnicak macrumors newbie

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    Free WMA to MP3 Converter

    I have installed http://www.freewmatomp3converter.com/ and it works perfect for me.Free WMA to MP3 Converter is windows application that is used for converting Windows Media files to MP3 files which can be played in MP3 Players.
     
  16. AFABS macrumors regular

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    Switch is the program i just picked up...and its free...works great
     
  17. roadbloc macrumors G3

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  18. slickricky88 macrumors newbie

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    hey does anyone know of a program that will just convert my whole music folder on my external and replace the .wma format for .mp3?
     
  19. Lewis. macrumors newbie

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    Switch, in the past I converted my music collection from WMA to MP3 so it'd play on my first iPod. It was a while ago but I remember it being a very good application.
     

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