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Old 03-12-2004, 07:56 PM   #1
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wma to mp3

Hi there. I'd like to know if there is a wma to mp3 converter for linux? I have many songs in wma format from net, and i'd like to know if there is any such converter. If there is not is there any that converts wma to ogg?
Old 03-12-2004, 08:04 PM   #2
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none that I have seen

None that I have seen....

But I didn't look terribly hard. I know there's commercial ones available for Windows. But what I did (on a windows machine, mind you) was to burn the WMAs to a CD using Windows Media Player and then rip the CD

Not the most efficient, but it got me my album I bought from puretracks
Old 03-12-2004, 11:39 PM   #3
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i know there are free programs in windows for it yes

i would try checking out either

Old 10-27-2005, 09:55 AM   #4
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I recommend audio-convert, see

Old 10-27-2005, 10:49 AM   #5
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Try this

Try this small app from the linux questions tutorials.

It works very well. cd into the directory containing the WMAs and run this app and it will convert all of the WMAs in the directory to MP3
Old 10-27-2005, 08:17 PM   #6
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Be careful when converting wma to any other format.

WMA, MP3 and OGG are all lossy formats, which means that to compress the audio, some information is thrown away, and can never be recovered. WMA does not necessarily throw away the same information as MP3, so you run the risk of losing quality when you convert from one format to another.

Perhaps it would be better to aquire the songs in MP3 format without converting from WMA.



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