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manipulate .wav files

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by ariggs, Mar 30, 2010.

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  1. ariggs

    ariggs Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    What is an easy way to manipulate .wav files?
    1) I have some .wav files that are 5 times the size of the same content in .mp3 format. How can I easily convert these .wav files to mp3?
    2) How can I save a portion of a .wav file (speech) to another file?
    I'm using XP pro and Media player 11
    Thanks
     
  2. Noyb

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    The freeware Audacity can edit an Audio file and extract parts of it ... And save it as a wav or mp3
     
  3. ariggs

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    Thank you so much.
     
  4. Noyb

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    It is also possible to create a wav file from a mp3 .. With the same file size as the mp3 ...
    or convert a wav to a mp3 with the freeware CDex
     
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    How do you do that?
     
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    Works great for tricking a Power Point into thinking you gave it a huge wav .. :D .. F11 works also.
     

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    How about that, you learn something new every day.

    So it has a .wav extension but if you look at the properties it still says MPEG layer-3 and gives the compressed bit-rate.

    Have you found a use for a file like this?
     
  8. Noyb

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    YES .. Embedding a wav file in a Power Point Show.
    This was editied in audacity to trim the song .. then converted to a wav file to embed in the show.
    Power Point only takes a wav file .. So it was "April" fooled for Easter :D

    From .. To
     

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    Pretty tricky, I'll have to remember that one. (y)
     
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    You can thank my neighbors bag of tricks for this one.
    I had to create a PP show for a friend's presentation ... And couldn't figure out how to Embed the audio for the header and trailer.
    But, I knew who to ask :D ... Then he got tricky and cut the file size several MB
     
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