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Subject: Re: Wma to Mp3 conversion results?
From: Glenn Ervin at home (GlennErvin_at_cableone.net)
Date: 2003-10-23


John,
Would you like me to e-mail GoldWave to you?
It has worked well for me to convert WMA to MP3.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "mrlipring" <mrlipring_at_tiscali.co.uk>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: Wma to Mp3 conversion results?

i don't think that's what he was meaning. i think he's looking to get it
sounding as near to the original wma as possible.

obviously converting a 128kbps wma to 64kbps mp3 would make the resulting
file sound far worse than the original. he wants to know what would be the
best bitrate to convert it to, having it sound as good as possible, without
introducting too much in the way of reencode artifacts, while not wasting
too much space.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Ervin at home" <GlennErvin_at_cableone.net>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2003 2:25 AM
Subject: Re: Wma to Mp3 conversion results?

> Hi John,
> You will not get a better sounding file by converting to a higher bit
rate.
> As I have heard it put, "You can't make a silk bag out of a sow's ear".
> You will make the file larger, but the sound is the same.
> A good freeware program, that only bothers you with a window requesting
that
> you register the software, is called
> GoldWave.
> I think it does a nice job of converting.
> Glenn.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "LoveLearn" <LoveLearn_at_iw.net>
> To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 1:27 PM
> Subject: Wma to Mp3 conversion results?
>
>
> 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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