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  1. Somebody

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    I have to convert a CDA file to an MP3 file, since Flash MX doesn't take CDAs. Is it possible for me to do this myself, and if not, are there any FREE programs that allow you to convert them? I'm trying to convert an entire CD, and programs like Smart CD Ripper only convert the first 5 tracks. I don't want one of those... Please help!
     
  2. JohnWill

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    How did you end up with a CDA file? If you want a good CD ripper that's free, try CDEX, it's what I use.
     
  3. mrindeed

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    Hi, The .cda file extension is normally what u will see if you explore a CD in Explorer (file is usually only a few kb - if that). Simply linking to the audio on a cd.

    I recommend using LAME MP3 encoder which is free and gives excellent results.

    A google search will find it.
     
  4. flytape8490

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    Try NCH's switch. You can download it free for about a month or 2, then it asks you to register it for $10, but just un-install it then install it (dont just re-installit without unistalling, it doesn't work.) IT seriousley rocks, also, theres a "WavePad" sound recorder/edditor that is really amazing.
    Switch!
    WavePad
     
  5. JohnWill

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    CDEX uses LAME to encode the CD's, it's 100% free and never needs to be registered or re-installed. :)
     
  6. Couriant

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    Like JW (Hi BTW! :)), I would go for CDEx for the Ripper. WMP version 9 and higher does have ripping capabilities, but CDEx seems to be better. :)
     
  7. JohnWill

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    WMP is pretty poor when it comes to quality CD ripping, I like the 3rd party stuff much better. :) There are lots of other alternatives if for some reason CDEX doesn't ring your bell...
     
  8. russzero

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    yep .. c-dex is really good .. even for recording .. one of the 1st ones i found that DIDNT stutter on my old 400mhz pc. Since then i found for recording i need some sort of monitoring.C-dex hasnt yet got any VU meters.!

    Anyhow thumbs up for a WAV>mp3 or MP3>wav convertor.
     
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