WMA to MP3 in Winamp

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  1. Bman

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    I was wondering how I convert files in Wimamp? I need to convert some WMA to MP3 format..??
     
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  3. Bman

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    so ummm Winamp cant?
     
  4. NetRyder

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    Not that I know of...
    dbPowerAmp should do the trick. :)
     
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    Yeah, Bman I scoured plugins for ya and couldn't find jack. Another freeware proggie should do it though, with relative ease.
     
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    dbPowerAmp didnt work, it cant convert W.M.A to MP3, only WAV and such...
     
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    As netrider said. You need a wma codec for dbpoweramp to convert the file. DBPoweramp can pretty much convert anything ...
     
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    Ok, great it worked pretty good. Except that it came up and said " this file is encrypted and DMC can not decode". This happened for half of the songs I choose to convert. What does this mean, how can I change this?
     
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    2 possible solutions present themselves:

    1. Burn the wma file to CD using Windows Media Player and re-rip as MP3
    2. Play wma with Windows Media Player and use dMC Auxiliary Input to 'record' the track as it is being played.

    It gets around the encryption.
     
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    What that means is that DMC was trying to work an couldn't .. I would check their forum to see what is wrong. I have'nt used it in a while ...
     
  12. Kush

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    Cdex, does it!
     
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    Cdex?
     
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    cdex do wma conversion ?? I think not ..
     
  15. Bman

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    I have fixed all of them except one album. Which is because I don't have that cd anymore. How can I fix this one.
     
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    yes it does, i have done it many times, u go to convert and then click on Re-encode Compressed Audio Files, then u point it in the location of the wma's and highlight the ones you want and then hit convert
     
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    Burn the wma file to CD using Windows Media Player and re-rip as MP3 - works everytime I've had to do it.
     
  18. Kush

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    you lose quality like that
     
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    Isn't he gonna lose quality no matter what converting to MP3? No loss burning to CD. I guess if it's ripped onto a low mp3 bitrate...
     
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    hmm what to do, what to do