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Steakboy

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#1 13 years ago

K, not sure if this is the right spot, can move this to spam if not, but I was just wondering I was correct in assuming that there can be no such thing as a free wav to mp3 converter. Not like free trials etc. but freeware that you don't have to register [pay] for the mp3 codec. I think that isn't possible, but thought I'd make sure.

If not, which program is the better to purchase the codec for, etc? I've got dBpowerAMP Music Converter (which converts wav freq and bitrates still, just can't do anything with the mp3s 'till I purchase the codec liscence, which I may be able to get my parents to let me do). I'm under the impression that this is a good program, and it does everything as far as changing frequencies, bitrates, etc, that I need to use for modding and everything. Is this a good one to use or is there something better out there?

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

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Kilobyte

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#2 13 years ago

Well, I dug these up. http://www.mp3-converter.com/mp3_decode.htm http://www.mp3-converter.com/mpeg_audio_decoder.htm

No Guarantees as to quality, I've never used them.

It does not appear that it is a legal issue, but a popular feature. They want to make as much money as possible, so they charge for the popular features.




Revenge VIP Member

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#3 13 years ago

Audacity. Sourceforge project, so it's 100% free. http://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/




Kilobyte

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#4 13 years ago

I keep forgetting about Audacity. I've heard so much about it, but I've never tried it.

Lost my MP3 collection a few months ago, and I haven't built up a new one. Three songs... I usually just use the Built-in CD players, for whatever OS I use.

No audio conversion anymore... Nothing to convert.




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#5 13 years ago

Cheetah Audio Converter; dead easy to use, just select the type of output and drag and drop the files into tha window

http://www.download.com/3000-2140_4-10280605.html


Thinking about it.



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#6 13 years ago
SteakboyIf not, which program is the better to purchase the codec for, etc? I've got dBpowerAMP Music Converter (which converts wav freq and bitrates still, just can't do anything with the mp3s 'till I purchase the codec liscence, which I may be able to get my parents to let me do). I'm under the impression that this is a good program, and it does everything as far as changing frequencies, bitrates, etc, that I need to use for modding and everything. Is this a good one to use or is there something better out there?

WTF? I use EAC to rip all of my CDs to -q8 FLAC, which I subsequently transcode to VBR LAME MP3 format via dBpowerAMP. The files play on every media player I use (foobar2k, Winamp, WMP, Rio Karma, Zoom Player) and I've not spent a dime on codecs.




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#7 13 years ago

well the Illustrate website (developers of the program) and the program itself say that there can be no free mp3 converter, and it says it no longer has access to the lame_enc.dll so it's kind of dead.

Thanx guys, I downloaded Audacity, works great. Thanx.