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Solved .wma. wav files won't convert to mp3

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by accordman1, Feb 6, 2019.

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  1. accordman1

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    I am having trouble converting a .wma file that's in my windows media player to an mp3 file. I downloaded the VLC conversion software, but every time I try it and save it, it still is a wma file, when I open it up and look at Properties. I know I'm doing the right steps, per the VLC instructions, I click on Convert/Save and then I save it either to my desktop or the music file in WMP and it's still a wma file. I should add that I do a lot of songs on my mixer, transfer them to computer via audacity, then to WMP and have no problem with them automatically turning into mp3 files (from wav) BUT, this particular file (on a CD)is from a another studio years ago.
    Actually I just tried loading the song onto my computer it again and it shows up as a wav file, but even that won't still won't work. I am using Windows 10 on my laptop
     
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    I am using Realplayer to convert WAV to MP3 without any problems at all.
     
  3. accordman1

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    Interesting, I have RP too, but the real problem has been finding the file in WindowsMP when I look there and getting it directlty to the conversion software. I've had to save it from the C drive
    to the desktop=shortcut= and tried to use that version.
    Anyway, I used RP just now, and by having the CD physically in the computer, it does show up inRP, music, but there's not any place I can see to convert anything to anything. I have used RP before but it doesn't look the same. Do I have to upgrade to get it to work?
     
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    I tried downloading pazera twice and it didn't take for some reason.
    I have seen the VLC instructions and them exactly and when I open the file it still says wma
     
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    What do you mean "it didn't take"?
    I NEVER download from C-net. So I tried the link in the middle - Windows 32 bit portable. A zip downloaded. 13.8MB in size. Right click to unzip. You get this
    paz_audio.jpg
    Click the last item (red icon) that says application.
     
  7. accordman1

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    ok I got Pazera downloaded, and as I said, had to put the file I had made a shortcut on the desktop in the list, in this case now a wav file, but when I pressed convert, I got an Error #1 message.
     
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    Screenshot of what you see.

    I'll have to search through to find some wav files. Not sure I have any.
    I used Agent Ransack. As you see, I have no wav files. I'll have to try an older computer. But it won't be today.

    no_wav.jpg
     
  9. accordman1

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    Attached is a screenshot of what I'm trying to convert.
     

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    I don't see this
    I can't guess what you see.

    wav files are old. You might have better luck using the 32 bit version of Pazera instead of the 64 bit one.

    I'm still trying to see if I have any wav files that are more than old Windows greetings of a few kb in size.
     
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    I tried the 32 bit version and had the same result.
     
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    I discovered last night that my oldest computer, which might have larger wav files won't power up.
    <sigh> I guess I'll be trying a spare power supply the next few days.

    So don't count on me for further help, sorry.
     
  13. drfootware

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    Personally, like using "xmedia recode", to convert audio files. Xmedia recode seems to accept all the formats out there.
     
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    I use Audacity with the LAME Plug-In ( MP3 ).
    As an audio editor one can do a lot more that just convert a WAV to MP3 or WMA to MP3.
     
  15. accordman1

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    I'm sorry I thought I marked this as solved. I had the file, mp3, on a flash drive and was able to get to do what I wanted. I don't know if I'll run into this again, but for now I'm not worried about it. Thanks!
     
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