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Converting a file into .mp3

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Rocken_heimer, May 10, 2002.

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  1. Rocken_heimer

    Rocken_heimer Thread Starter

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    I put a cd in my D: drive and copied some songs onto my hard drive. I put 'em in a folder called, say, uh, "songs". So I go into songs, I try to play any song, Media Player comes on, and it plays. Great.
    Now: I'm on Yahoo Messenger, and I try to send one of those files to a buddy. It downloads, buddy at the other end gets it, but he gets a pop up that informs him that the format is not supported. He asks me if I can convert it to .mp3. I don't know: can I? How?
    Thank you.
     
  2. Rick1953

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    Here's a program you can use on a trail basis. Try it and if you like it you can buy it. I don't know of any free software for doing this. I just checked Infanview and it has a file associatiion for MP3. Maybe you can use this program, which is free, to convert your music files. I've never done music conversion with Infanview just images. Try it and let us know if it works.
     
  3. sgooch

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    You might wanna try here

    Read the user ratings.
     
  4. Rocken_heimer

    Rocken_heimer Thread Starter

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    Hi.
    Alright, I downloaded everything that's so far been suggested to me and it looks pretty straight forward and simple. Now the problem is this:
    I start the application, and it asks me the location of the files I want to transfer to .mp3 format. I direct it to, say, the E: port, which is the one in which I just put in the cd. But whenever I want to start actually picking out the songs I want to switch into .mp3, they don't appear in the window. i.e. they're not detected. I think the application is hoping to have the luxury of browsing through known formats, say .wav or whatever, but this being a burnt cd I did myself, it doesn't seem to find the songs I'm trying to convert. Now what?
    Thanks guys.
     
  5. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Which program is that you downloaded? Was it the one that Rick suggested, or one of the many that sgooch offered?

    Have you tried extracting a few to a folder, then directing the program to that folder? It may work off the main drive, and not of a CD.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  6. Rocken_heimer

    Rocken_heimer Thread Starter

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    It's "CD to MP3 Maker 1.15" - that's the application. It's a free trial version - only lets you do five songs. Anyway, it asks you to enter a registration name and a registration code (it absolutely wants an integer). I enter a name, and a number, any, and it keeps telling me "error in registration code" and that's it: it goes no further. Whatever I put in, that's what I get. Perhaps it would work, but I never got passed that first obstacle. Other applications I downloaded came fully equipped with their own sets of user-unfriendly problems, or they were mp3 to .wav makers. This is just not happening. Now what?
    Thanks guys.
     
  7. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Okay

    Have you the 1.50 version:

    http://www.share2.com/mp3cdmaker/download.htm

    Is the registration code something that you have obtained from the site?

    Seen this, as well, but its for a different thing. However, it may solve the Registartion problem.

    http://www.share2.com/mp3cdmaker/faqs.htm

    eddie
     
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