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Old 02-16-2006, 08:21 PM   #1
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how can i convert .ram .ra wma wav to mp3 or back

is there a software that dos this ??

what software that burns mp3's to make audio cd's ??

thanx

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Old 02-16-2006, 08:41 PM   #2
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i dont know if there is [i would GUESS there may be, but iv never found one] a tool to convert between those filetypes (ie real to windows media)

burning cds? lots. include your distro and version in your profile on the left so we can see what software to suggest. if you have KDE, look around in the multimedia or such menu, there should be one isntalled. if, by the off-chance there isnt, go to freshmeat or sourceforge websites and look for cd burning apps.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 09:41 PM   #3
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try sox for converting and cdrecord for burning - cdrecord should come with your system, sox doesn't always.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 09:49 PM   #4
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i found some sites that talk about this

http://stommel.tamu.edu/~baum/linux-music.html

http://flatline.org.uk/vsound/

http://grimthing.com/archives/2004/0...-with-mplayer/

but most about recording streams . . .

and the stuff about converting and burning looks very hard

 
Old 02-16-2006, 09:57 PM   #5
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sorry for not mentioning it but you probably have to download some special codec to get sox to convert from wma. Are you on linux??
 
Old 02-16-2006, 09:59 PM   #6
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Oh sorry i'm using ubuntu 5.10 no KDE

how can i install SOX ?? "sorry i'm a noob"

sox works from the comand line . . . is there nothing with gui ??

thanx
 
Old 02-16-2006, 11:38 PM   #7
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is there nothing other than SOX ??

i was wishing that i could find more software for this thing speshaly in linux

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Old 02-17-2006, 03:29 AM   #8
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You're using gnome then?
 
Old 02-17-2006, 10:48 AM   #9
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yes it's gnome i'm new to it . . . i was using KDE all the time before and i like it alot

but with ubuntu it's ok i'm learning something new
 
Old 02-18-2006, 02:31 PM   #10
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Try doing a google search. I don't know of any graphical ones because I usually just write my own programs to do what I want.
 
Old 02-20-2006, 03:17 AM   #11
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dan thanx

i have googled for this thing but i could not find anything with a gui everyrhing is comand line !

thanx
 
Old 02-20-2006, 08:28 AM   #12
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A quick google turned up this

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

maybe more than you need but i noticed somewhere it said it can convert formats.
 
Old 02-20-2006, 03:56 PM   #13
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i have audacity

but i did not know that it can take .rm or .ram or .ogg

??
 
Old 02-20-2006, 04:58 PM   #14
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Check out K3B. It's the best of the Linux CD burners, and it can convert .ogg .mp3 or .wav to CD for you. Perhaps it can handle other types as well, but I'm not sure.

Audacity generally can import different formats, but only exports to a few: wav, ogg, & mp3 if you have the codec. Most distros don't come with the .mp3 codec by default because of patent issues. But you can easily find and install it yourself if you need it.

You might need to get MPlayer and the Win32codecs pack for .wm and .rm support. MPlayer can do just about anything; import, export, convert...but most of the useful features like that are command-line stuff.

And for goodness sake, don't be afraid of the command line! It's generally not as hard as most people think. All you have to do is learn a few command strings and then it's just as easy, if not easier, to use than a GUI program. Read the .man pages, experiment and learn, and you'll find that there's really nothing to it. It just has a bit of a learning curve attached. I've been learning how to do video converting over the last few months, which is much more complex than audio conversion, and now that I know how to use most of the major command-line programs, I don't WANT to use a GUI any more. It's just that powerful and convenient.

Finally, remember that it's not generally a good idea to convert from one compressed format to another if you can help it, since that usually results in further sound degradation. It's much better if you can use the original cd audio as a source.
 
Old 07-02-2006, 11:02 PM   #15
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thaks man . . .

i just had to see for myself . . . and you are right


thanks for everyone
 
  


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