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Subject: Re: MP3 Ripping

Re: MP3 Ripping

From: Ed MacDaniel <>
Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 19:27:45 -0800

I like to use dBpowerAMP Music Converter for converting to/from various
formats - particularly useful if you ever get involved with lossless
formats like FLAC or SHN. For converting to and from some of the more
esoteric formats, you'll need to download the correct codecs to do that.
  It'll also rip tracks from your CDs if needed (though for ripping
recordings of live shows I like to use Exact Audio Copy - when set up
properly, you'll minimize sector boundary errors and other errors that
can get into files).

Anyhow, you can convert a file(s) by right clicking on it/them. For
multiple conversions, you could go to their directory and select as many
as you want to convert or you can do bulk conversions using the
program's interface. You'll need to convert the different formats
separately though I think. Unless you have a lot a capacity and want to
keep the files as they are in addition to the MP3s, you'll want to
select to automatically delete the original files as they are converted.
  You could also have the converted files saved to a different directory
leaving the original files where they are.

There's also a burning program for dBpowerAMP but I've not used it. For
burning, I generally use Feurio unless it's a "throw away CD" (i.e. to
be used in the car), then I use MusicMatch Jukebox (I can send files to
it's burning program using a right click). In addition, there's a
dBpowerAMP Player that's pretty good if a bit confusing at times. I use
it for generating playlists.

Be seeing you,


"A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of
five." Groucho Marx

Rodrigo Gutierrez wrote:
> Hello all. I own an Archos JBR20 with Rockbox 2.4. I have recently gotten my
> friends 75GB of music on an external harddrive. The bad news is that most of
> his music is in wma or wav format (uses Rio Music Manager). Seeing as how my
> JBR only plays mp3s, what is the best method for converting the music? Any
> good, free software out there? Thanks in advance for your help.
> Rodrigo
> There is no time like the present.
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