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Subject: Re: Wma to Mp3 conversion results?
From: Michael O'Quinn (michael_at_oquinn.info)
Date: 2003-10-22


I would try converting to a non-lossy format, WAV being the obvious choice
on windows, and then convert those files to MP3 using the LAME encoder.

You can listen to the WAV files to see if any unacceptable artifacts have
been introduced. If not, LAME with appropriate settings should be able to
produce a decent MP3.

As always, a higher quality source will produce better MP3s.

Michael

On Wed, 22 Oct 2003, LoveLearn wrote:

> I've only found some music I want in Wma format. I've tried a few 30-day
> conversion software versions to use these on my Archos. But conversion
> results were troubling. I expected slight conversion loss when changing
> 128 b/s Wma files to 128 b/s Mp3s, but they were conspicuously degraded.
> What guidelines have you decided upon as the best tradeoff between size
> and sound? For instance, do you convert 128 Wma to 128 Mp3 or convert
> 128 Wma to 160 Mp3? Also, do different conversion software products give
> different quality audible if operated comparably? How do you convert Wma
> files?
> Most Archos users convert formats to Mp3s. Please share your insights.
> John LoveLearn
>



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