i've been having difficulty finding a free/cheap audio format conversion software, here's what i would like: -ability to change from MP3 to WMA -ability to change the kbps rate of MP3 files (from 256kbps to 128kbps to lower file size etc) if you know a freebie/cheapie that will do only one of these, then post it.. what the software must NOT have -limit on how many times i can use the software -limit on how many tracks i can change (but if i can only do 5 or so, then i have to restart the software to do more then i dont mind) -limit on how much of the track it will convert -a fee over £10[GBP], not per track or day of use etc, but to be able to use the software for free afterwards, registration etc -viruses (duhh..) Any help would be appreciated.
That puts out a lot of restrictions. I will get back to you when I find one.
WMA files technically don't have a bitrate, but rather a quality rating. I think MediaCoder solves your problems, and it's one awesome bit of kit, and open-source. It seems a lot of people were pissed that they had to pay for conversion software, and I myself was planning to write my own software to do conversion until I found this.
I thought Audacity would have everything you would need provided that you downloaded the lame mp3 encoder as well. But its been so long since I used it I'm not sure.
Audacity will change your kb rate in MP3s, it is open source so it wont convert WMA (Which sucks so dont use it).
You will need to download the Lame Mp3 codec, which they provide a link to on their web site.
Meh, My mp3 player came with conversion software, so I don't really have to worry about that. I convert all my music to WMA before putting it on my mp3 player.
I had a problem with audicity. I exported to mp3 (yes, using the encoder) and I got no sound. Meh.
Try the "Quintessential Player". It has plug-ins to convert to almost any format. I KNOW there is a wma plug-in. I just checked. It has problems converting to aac, thats the only one it has problems with. Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, mp3(LAME), APE, a few others, works great. http://www.quinnware.com/ . Oh, its ad/malware free, too!!
now, i'd hate to say it but if you dont mind lookin around, check majorgeeks.com out. they have an amazing collection of freeware/shareware programs. all virus/spyware/adware/malware free.
Dr ZoidbergAudacity will change your kb rate in MP3s, it is open source so it wont convert WMA (Which sucks so dont use it). You will need to download the Lame Mp3 codec, which they provide a link to on their web site.
omg, microsoft is pissing me off reven, did you have to pay to get it to convert WMA? until then, ill check out the other things posted here..