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Tech: Which mp3 conversion free software?

Suegorgeous 15 Oct 08 - 06:57 PM
bobad 15 Oct 08 - 07:06 PM
Suegorgeous 15 Oct 08 - 07:42 PM
GUEST,Mike K 15 Oct 08 - 08:01 PM
Gurney 15 Oct 08 - 11:47 PM
pavane 16 Oct 08 - 03:27 AM
Bernard 16 Oct 08 - 11:05 AM
Fred McCormick 16 Oct 08 - 11:26 AM
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Subject: Tech: Which mp3 conversion free software?
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 06:57 PM

Which MP3 conversion software is free and easy to use? I had db but the trial expired!

Sorry if this info has been repeated on another thread - I did a search but couldn't find it.

thanks.
Sue


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Subject: RE: Tech: Which mp3 conversion free software?
From: bobad
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 07:06 PM

What do you want to convert?

If it's CD to mp3 try this: http://www.eusing.com/CDRipper/CDRipper.htm

If it's WAV files try: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/


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Subject: RE: Tech: Which mp3 conversion free software?
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 07:42 PM

Great, that's brilliant - thanks! all done! oh, the wonder that is Mudcat. :)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Which mp3 conversion free software?
From: GUEST,Mike K
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 08:01 PM

Gizmo Richards provides a whole host of "best freeware" suggestions in a myriad of categories at http://www.techsupportalert.com/. Check the Multimedia" category for mp3 convertors ... and lots more!!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Which mp3 conversion free software?
From: Gurney
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 11:47 PM

I have three programs that rip CDs to MP3s,- Free CD to MP3, Easy CD to MP3, Smart CD to MP3, and they are all pretty much the same, and work at about the same speed. If you are online when you rip the CD, they retrieve some information, but not as much as you would like, which is a bit of a problem. You have to do some typing.
If you're not on line, you will have to do more typing. You'll find out what I mean.

I rip to a folder, then drag-and-drop to the MP3 player. When you have enough MP3 files, drag-and-drop to Nero and burn a DATA CD for safeties sake. It will only play on a DVD player (Not a CD player) but you are saving them, not making a CD, and you can get a LOT more on as data. If the MP3 player goes bust, you can drag them off the CD instead of going through the rigmerole again.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Which mp3 conversion free software?
From: pavane
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 03:27 AM

Many CD players will play MP3 disks these days. The one in my car does, and I can get up to 7 albums on one CD.
Really useful, as I regularly drive from Wales to Luxembourg (about 9 hours driving time) and can get there on just two disks.
Each album can be put in a separate folder, making it easy to jump from one to the next.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Which mp3 conversion free software?
From: Bernard
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 11:05 AM

Even better, some car stereo systems will accept a USB fob, or the output from an MP3 player... I'm planning to install one soon.

If you use 128k sampling rather than 192k, you'll probably get around 10 albums on one MP3 CD (depending on track length, o'course!), and I doubt you'll hear the difference with the engine running! That should get you to Luxembourg on just one disk (approx 12 hours' playing time)!!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Which mp3 conversion free software?
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 11:26 AM

A car radio with a USB port is definitely one of the good things of the 21st century. The CD changer in my car radio packed up recently, so I swapped it for a USB Sony. The 8gb fob I'm using at the moment (bought in Tesco for £20-00) holds the equivalent of around 60 CDs in lossless WMA. That should get you to Luxembourg and back about three times. Bleep bleeping good sound quality as well


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Subject: RE: Tech: Which mp3 conversion free software?
From: Will Fly
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 11:38 AM

When saving mp3 files to CD, are they saved as data (rather than sound) files? I once compiled a load of mp3 files from my iTunes library in to a playlist - thinking I'd get several hours-worth of music on one CD - but it gave the full playing time regardless of sound format - i.e. no more than about an hour.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Which mp3 conversion free software?
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 11:44 AM

Dunno what you've done, unless it's something to dow ith Itunes, but I've always saved MP3 files as data and several hours to one CD is what I'd expect


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Subject: RE: Tech: Which mp3 conversion free software?
From: Will Fly
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 11:49 AM

You've just confirmed that iTunes can only burn a music CD as sound files. Data files is what I'll use in future. Thanks.


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