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Old 09-10-2005, 10:59 AM   #1
Napalm Llama
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Converting from .wma to .mp3/.ogg

Hullo, fine people.

Does anybody know how this is done? I have a feeling that mencoder is probably the thing to use, but I can't make head nor tail of the vast tangle of options it has, and I can't find any GUIs that will encode audio only (they all want to do video).

I just want these nasty patenty files to go away so that I can listen to my music the way I want to, in the player I want to, on the OS I want to. I'm not really too fussy about the output's format, as long as it's more widely compatible than the input's.

Old 09-10-2005, 11:08 AM   #2
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Ever heard of the Search feature?
Old 09-10-2005, 11:18 AM   #3
Napalm Llama
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Oops, sorry

Thanks for the link, though, I'll give it a go

A related problem I still have though is some .WMAs not decoding properly - I get a few pops and clicks (presumably tiny samples from the sound file) for a second or two, and then that's it. I've just updated to the latest win32codecs, but it didn't help

(And yes, I've searched for this but found nothing)

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