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SDShad 05 Apr 00 - 01:09 PM
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Subject: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: SDShad
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 01:09 PM

I have an old .wav file that I want to convert to an .mp3 and submit to Max 'n' Bert for Mudcat Radio. I've seen mention of a program called wav2mp3 from Denial Software, but on no page I've been able to find where it's mentioned are any links to it active. Anyone out there in 'Cat land have it or know where it can be downloaded?

And a second question: where does one send .mp3s for Mudcat Radio consideration?

Thanks,

Chris


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: MMario
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 01:30 PM

max@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 03:33 PM

Chris,

There are lots of different shareware programs, which will convert wav files to mp3. There's a good choice here

Although some people seem to think badly of it, I've found CannaMp3 easy to use, small to download and reliable. (It's at the bottom of the page I've linked to)

If you need any more help, post here or send me a personal message.

Regards

Ed


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: MK
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 03:51 PM

My personal favorite is Media Wizard.

It is easy to use, and will allow you to convert WAVs to MP3s, as well as MP3s to WAVs (for CD burning of your favourite MP3s.)


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: SDShad
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 05:25 PM

Thanks to all for the help!

Unfortunately, the file was recorded in 1994 on a Win 3.1 "Multimedia PC," and the then-respectable sampling rate of 11.025 kHz. CannaMP3 and CDex wouldn't even talk to me about it until I bumped it up to 32,000 kHz by saving it at a different sampling rate from the Sound Recorder. This gave it a tinny, metal-robotty sort of distortion that I found quite unpleasant. Media Wizard converted it without a hiccup, but the resultant track was about 1/7 as long as the original, and I sounded like a Chipmunk on amphetamines--couldn't make out a single word it was so fast.

So thanks to y'all, but for now, screw't. I've sent the WAV to Max, and if he can use it, he can use it. If not, I'll get around to recording something else before too long--I have promised my Auntie, who has lymphatic cancer, a tape! At least I've gained a collection of better tools for the future, thanks to Ed and Michael.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: Áine
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 06:01 PM

Dear Chris,

Well, dang it! I'm sorry the suggestions of the other folks didn't work. I'll ask Dear Hubby about it when he gets home from work and see what he says.

As for your recording something -- GREAT!! Now that you've made the announcement public, we'll all be looking forward to hearing you on the Mudcat Radio. And if you do get around to doing the tape for your auntie, and you'd better, would you be willing to share it with us?

Here's hoping someone comes up with a solution for your 'oldy-moldy' .wav file!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: SDShad
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 06:07 PM

Áine--

[And, by the way, how can I type your name into the form without just cut-and-pasting it to get the accent?]

Yeah, I will share a bit. I've written one (1) original song so far (I've a good half dozen fragments bouncing around in me head), and it's about the river valley where she and my Dad grew up. I've sung it for him, and Grandma, and my other aunt (my uncle probably wouldn't care), but this aunt hasn't heard it. So at the very least, I'm going to tape that, and probably a bunch of gospel songs, since religious music is really Aunt Beryl's preference--she just indulges her folkie nephew 'cause she's got a soft spot for me. :-)

When is problematic, what with taxes and my wife starting a new job, but it better be soon, since the prognosis isn't all that great at this point....

Chris


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: Áine
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 06:14 PM

Dear Chris,

I'll send you a personal message with 'Á' instructions (but really, you can just cut & paste-it's easier!).

I'd love to hear a tape full of gospel music -- I think your auntie has great taste (especially since she has a soft spot for her 'folkie' nephew!). Don't waste a minute letting her hear your song -- you won't regret it. I think it's wonderful that you have the gift of a song to give to her.

All the best to you and yours, Áine


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: GUEST, Threadie
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 09:27 PM

The first one is an excellent audio editor; shareware. But.....
Does loads of little nice things to sound waves, including....wait for it...a reather good (should I say so myself), Graphic Equalizer. Yeaaaah!!! Every home should have one.

Waveflow

This one, on the other hand, will do an absolutely marvellous job converting all your huge .Wav files into nice tidy little MP3's, and vikky verka. VBR, CBR, you name it, they've got it. Records up to 160kbps with oversampling. This one's free, but you can, of course register(shhhh, there's that dirty word again) and get plagued with loads stupid E-mail from people who want to sell you their product. Enjoy

Music Match

Lets get those faders movin' now foaks!!!


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: MMario
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 09:33 PM

Threadie, I hate to complain after you posted two great links to two nice programs, but DANGIT! Them links is hard to catch with my mouse!


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: GUEST, Threadie
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 10:23 PM

It just shows us all how quickly life passes us by M. Anyway, want the Daddy of them all? At the risk of being accused of Thread drift, and you don't mind navigating around a page of German, a static link, perhaps this time. Cubase VST 24 Demo

The page that that links to gives you a choice between Mac or PC on the left side of the page. Make your choice, and it brings you to a list of download sites. You'll figure it out.

Word of advice. If you install it, make a copy of the .exe file on floppys using either Winzip or This nippy little utility, because un installing and re installing from the ORIGINAL .exe file is not easily possible. (Turning your clock back doesn't work). This saves you the trouble of re-downloading (I hope you like reading books!!). I'm not too sure of it's size (14 - 15MB maybe), but do it and you will never again be troubled with worldly matters. Trouble is, it don't save.
Not to worry though.

This particular little chappy, Cakewalk Home Studio temporarily stores it's 'wave data' in an almost .wav file (something like .WA~) While you still have Cakewalk open, open the track you're working on in Sound Recorder, and save it as a stereo .wav file. Use the wee utilities mentioned above, modify your EQ etc, and comvert to MP3, or burn it straight to your CD. Bob's your uncle!

The process is still the seme with the Cubase one, but your minimum reqs. are 133MHZ / 32 RAM, You really want 166 with 64. You know what they say:

The more the merrier.....


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: SDShad
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 09:13 AM

Threadie--

I'm readin' you right? MusicMatch'll convert .WAVs to .MP3s? What steps do you take--I can't get it to use something other than the music CD as a source.

Shad


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: Willie-O
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 10:07 AM

As Chris has discovered, 11K sampling rates don't convert properly to MP3's. They have to be 22k or 44k, but can be in mono to save space. Don't get hung up on a particular WAV file, go back and resample the source if at all possible. Conversions from a low-quality sample just won't be pleasant.

As an advocate of minimalism, I've found Bladeenc, a very small (117k zip file download ) freeware program available from http://bladeenc.cjb.net, the developer's home page mp3.com, and many other locations, to be just the ticket. It looks like a DOS program (but it's actually a 32-bit Windows application, and available for many other operating systems, but tragically not Macs )--you run it with a command line just like the old days, but its simple to learn, works well and does not get you a bunch of corporate propaganda crap. And very easy to transport--if you're using someone else's computer and they don't have an encoder, you can download it and encode the wav file(s) and use it in a couple of minutes.

Waveflow, mentioned above, is a wav file editor that works well but it is slow. Acoustica is an attractive-looking alternative which runs much faster, BUT it messes with all the WAV files on your machine, such that other programs seem to have trouble running or encoding them afterwards, so I've junked it. I'd try it again if they eliminated this rude feature (the developer claims that they only change certain file info data which is permitted under WAV protocol, but it seems to have side effects).

Gotta admit it, frequent or extensive editing of 100-meg WAV files is an argument for the fastest, most-memory computer you can get your hands on. I manage with a Pentium 200k/32 meg setup.

Willie-O


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: Willie-O
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 10:12 AM

The link to Bladeenc above sort of works, but it will lead you on a merry chase till you get to:

http://bladeenc.mp3.no/

which is where bladeenc's home page is really located, now. I highly recommend this program.

W-O


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: SDShad
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 11:41 AM

Unfortunately, Willie-O, that is the original source--it was just a test of recording sounds that we did on our new PC back in 1994. But Max was able to use it on Mudcat Radio anyway, so all is well.

But dang, I've learned a lot from this thread. Thanks to all.

Chris


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Subject: Converting large audio files to mp3 or mp4
From: Genie
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 10:01 PM

I have a number of audio files, generated from my iMovie videos, but iMovie does not give the option of saving them as mp3s.   These files, whether AIFF, .au, or .wav, are actually LARGER than their parent videos!    I might get 7 to 10 songs on a CD, but I'd like to have them in mp3 format so I could get more like twice that many songs on the CD.

I see that this thread is 9 years old, so I'm not sure the same software is available and applicable.

Anyone have any new suggestions for shareware (or cheap) programs that will convert the large audio files (e.g. AIFF) to mp3 or mp4?

Gneie


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: olddude
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 10:05 PM

If you PM me I will give you my email, I will convert it for you and send you back a proper mp3

Dan


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: GUEST,DWR
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 10:18 PM

dbpoweramp will do just about any type of conversion you need, and will do it simply and quickly. There is a link for the FREE version 10 on this page, but a google search will find any number of others. I think you'll find it to be just what you need. http://www.videohelp.com/tools/dBpowerAMP

It's what I have used for years, and found it to be quite satisfactory.

Dale


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: Genie
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 10:33 PM

olddude, thanks for the offer, but I have a couple dozen big audio files, ranging from about 20MB to over 100 MB each, to convert.   I think I need to figure out how to do the conversions myself.

I will check to see if Garage Band can do the converting. Meanwhile, DWR, I'll check out your dbpoweramp suggestion(s).


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Subject: RE: Help: Wav2mp3 Needed
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 01:27 AM

Genie, you're talking about Mac software, right? Audacity is a great sound editing program (free of charge, too) and will work on a Mac, but you have to download an add-on to make MP3 files. I would have thought Garage Band would do the conversion.

-Joe-


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