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Subject: Re: Wma to Mp3 conversion results?

Re: Wma to Mp3 conversion results?

From: Chris Terry <>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 17:18:24 -0600

Having used the iTunes software (windows) since it came out, I've liked
it a lot. Very easy to work with, and copying the (DRMed) AAC files to
(non-DRMed) MP3 was suprisingly easy.

Get a CD-RW and burn the songs that you bought (that's all done with a
few clicks in iTunes). Then fire up your favorite mp3 encoder/ripper
setup, and start ripping. You'll have to edit the id3 tags yourself,
but iTunes has all the information that you'll need.

As with any other lossy -> lossy conversion, you'll want to use a higher
bitrate mp3 to keep the sound quality, but since the original AAC files
sound so great in the first place, the mp3s should still turn out good
at 160kbps. As with all musical stuff, your tastes will vary, but this
should be enough to get you started.

Brian Wolven wrote:

>scott wrote:
>>speaking of which, does anyone know if for-pay (DRMed) mp3s (such as from
>>itunes) work on the archos?
>AFAIK you can only purchase songs from the iTunes store in AAC format. To
>get them in MP3 format you'd have to do the decompression to WAV and then
>re-encode in MP3. How good that sounds depends on the quality of the
>original AAC version, for the most part. Anyone else know of a different
>method for us non-Ipodders? The windows version of the iTunes software seems
>decent; it'd be dead easy to find songs and buy them, from what I've seen.
>It's also easy to import any existing MP3's on your hard drive and use their
>playlist/library software. You can then share them with other PC's on your
>LAN, burn CD's etc., but the sticky part for us is making MP3's from
>purchased songs for our rockboxed units. That is *not* part of the package.
Received on 2003-10-25

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