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Old 09-26-2009, 12:37 AM   #1
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Inquiry:How to convert *.wav files on the Linux server?

Dear All
Can you please do me favor and let me know how can I convert *.wav files to 32 bit 44 KHz sample rate ? Please be informed that I have sound files in *.wav format on my Linux server that I tried to convert to *.gsm format with the aid of the following command :
#sox FR00003.wav FR00003.gsm
It got through but the voice quality is poor . Actually , the file attribute of the original *.wav files are being reported as WAVE audio mono 8000 Hz and I need to convert them to 32 bit 44 KHz for better voice quality . Can you please help me .
Thank you in advance
Old 09-26-2009, 01:32 AM   #2
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Have a look at Audacity. I think it will do what you want.

Here is a link -->

There are packages available for most distros.
Old 09-26-2009, 01:36 AM   #3
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Coverting a Mono 8KHz file to 32bit 44KHz is digitally imposible. You will need to get wav files that are AT that quality.
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ongte is correct. Try converting to the same quality as the original .wav file and see if it sounds okay.


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