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help!!! need to convert mp3 files to wav that will play on media player

Little Munchkin Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
sorry another techy thread but we're in dire straits. We need to convert some mp3 files to wav files and they have to play on windows media player. We used winamp to convert them but are getting a codec error trying to play them on windows media. I know that we can download codec etc but that's not an option. The files have to be sent by us in a windows media friendly format on a disc to someone else to make cds from and they won't convert or download anything they have to work straight away with windows media. So we need to convert the files in a format that is windows media player compatable. Help please!!!!!!
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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banned 1 Like #1
audacity

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

can save them out to wav again, sounds like winamps mp3 went wonky, as media player usually does mp3's no probklem
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:thumbsup:
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jubbyme
audacity

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

can save them out to wav again, sounds like winamps mp3 went wonky, as media player usually does mp3's no probklem


it's the converted wav files that media player isn't liking. If we use audacity to convert an mp3 to wav will the wav file then work with media player?
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Little Munchkin
it's the converted wav files that media player isn't liking. If we use audacity to convert an mp3 to wav will the wav file then work with media player?


yes!

or also make another mp3 using it, something is just wonky with your current files, wav and mp3 is supported by media player, but something went wrong with them, go for wav and you should be fine
#5
Audacity is great - I use it to make my own ringtones
banned#6
Why don't you just send a disc of mp3s? Ripping a cd to wavs will give you a higher quality recording than mp3s, but when converting mp3 to wav, the file you end up with will just be the same quality as the original mp3s.
#8
You can keep them in mp3 format. WMP plays mp3's.
#9
When did WMP stop playing MP3?
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dunfyboy
Why don't you just send a disc of mp3s? Ripping a cd to wavs will give you a higher quality recording than mp3s, but when converting mp3 to wav, the file you end up with will just be the same quality as the original mp3s.


Sorry perhaps I haven't been very clear. We manage a band. Their cd is going into production. The producers of the CDs will not accept the tracks for the cd in anything other than wav form. In the past we have had the masters of their tracks for the albums which have been in wav form. This time we have only got the tracks as mp3s. So we tried to convert the mp3s to wav using winamp. We got wav files but they won't open with windows media player. We get a msg abt compression and codec. The production company need to be able to open the disc we send them with media player.
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Little Munchkin
Sorry perhaps I haven't been very clear. We manage a band. Their cd is going into production. The producers of the CDs will not accept the tracks for the cd in anything other than wav form. In the past we have had the masters of their tracks for the albums which have been in wav form. This time we have only got the tracks as mp3s. So we tried to convert the mp3s to wav using winamp. We got wav files but they won't open with windows media player. We get a msg abt compression and codec. The production company need to be able to open the disc we send them with media player.


Presuming you're using the Disk Writer output plugin, how do you have it configured? WAV files are very standard things, and a 16bit stereo 44.1KHz file will work in WMP, unless something goes weirdly wrong inbetween times. WMP does struggle with higher quality files, though. You haven't got it set to 192KHz 24bit, have you?

Although, in any case, you shouldn't be issuing CDs that are just converted MP3s. Is there really no way to get the WAV originals?
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Little Munchkin
Sorry perhaps I haven't been very clear. We manage a band. Their cd is going into production. The producers of the CDs will not accept the tracks for the cd in anything other than wav form. In the past we have had the masters of their tracks for the albums which have been in wav form. This time we have only got the tracks as mp3s. So we tried to convert the mp3s to wav using winamp. We got wav files but they won't open with windows media player. We get a msg abt compression and codec. The production company need to be able to open the disc we send them with media player.


dxx
Presuming you're using the Disk Writer output plugin, how do you have it configured? WAV files are very standard things, and a 16bit stereo 44.1KHz file will work in WMP, unless something goes weirdly wrong inbetween times. WMP does struggle with higher quality files, though. You haven't got it set to 192KHz 24bit, have you?

Although, in any case, you shouldn't be issuing CDs that are just converted MP3s. Is there really no way to get the WAV originals?


As above the decision to save to mp3 in the first instance when they used to work with Wavs seems dodgy to be going that route. You say they (the production company won't convert anything. Yet you also say they just need to be able to play them in media player. Windows media player will play the mp3 format as standard. Your files are corrupt you need to get them again or the system you are playing them on is corrupt.

You should approach the band and ask for the Wav which should not be a problem if you do indeed manage this band.
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dxx;8918668
Although, in any case, you shouldn't be issuing CDs that are just converted MP3s. Is there really no way to get the WAV originals?


dontasciime;8918714
You should approach the band and ask for the Wav which should not be a problem if you do indeed manage this band.


+1 :thumbsup:

Lossy compression should be bottom of the chain, not the source.

Intrigued about the band though, do they have a website?
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The trouble with getting the files from the band is that we have to have the disc with the company in London by Monday lunchtime for them to have the proof with us by Tues for us to agree and pick up the cds on Weds......we're only having a few done.

The band live in Moscow. They have recorded tracks at several different studios over th last few years some of the tracks are quite old. The guys in the band are late 30s to early 40s and technophobes and didnt even think to ask for the master files so they are all still with the various studios. Yes we can get them but not in time for Mon lunchtime.

I personally don't manage the band...my business partner does and has done for several years. I only came along in the last couple of months and we have just started a business doing merchandising for this band and also for his very small record label. I've only got involved in this disc coz my partner is also not at all techy and when the cd production company rejected the 1st disc he sent them he didnt have a clue how to sort it out or what was wrong with it. I know nothing at all about music files etc but at least I can find my way around a computer if given direction :roll: When he has done discs for them before he has simply put the master files from the studios onto a disc and hey presto it was done. He was surprised when they came back with a problem on Fri afternoon.

I'm not sure if the band have their own website....but if they haven't they will do soon with me on the case. They are on myspace though and have some old tracks on you tube. I don't think i'm allowed to mention their name or myspace though coz that would probably come under the self promotion rules thingummy.

Anyway they fly into the country on Tuesday for a 2 week mini tour and their album is being released at the same time. We're talking very very small here lol nobody will have heard of them.

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