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Subject: Re: Wma to Mp3 conversion results?
From: anmelden (
Date: 2003-10-23

Use dBPowerAMP, converts WMA straight to LAME MP3 without decoding....

On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 14:41:56 -0700 (PDT)
"Michael O'Quinn" <> wrote:

> 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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