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Converting Mp3 Files To Wma Files


Penrith

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AFTER CLICKING ON THE ADD TRACKS BUTTON WHILE CONVERTING FROM MP3 TRACKS TO WMA, the only way to get the tracks for converting to appear is by clicking on File, with the result the tracks show up in the destination location as files which contain the WMA icon. How do I get the icons out of the files so I can burn them to a disk. Can't get a handle on this & would appreciate any help that's out there, no big deal but it's frustrating.

 

Many thanks.

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Hi Brendon

Thanks for the help. What puzzles me is why I just can't put an MP3 disc in the drawer, click on Add Files,

Convert to whatever format I'd like, & have the tracks show up in the destination location as WMA icons not enclosed in folders, & be able to burn them right from that location. In other words why is there not another button to click on named Add Tracks which retain the Windows icon & not get involved with Files at all, is C&C not able to do that?

 

For example. With NCH Switch I can add tracks, convert them, & send them to a destination from which I can burn them, & with NCH Express Burn add tracks, convert them & burn them, & also convert & burn not only CD's but DVD's

(both these programs are freebies by the way). I didn't discover these programs until after I had purchased C&C, if I had've I wouldn't have bought it. Overall I'm not impressed with C&C, I thought Roxio could do better.

 

In any case thank you for your help, I won't pursue it any further, too much of a hassle.

 

Take care....Jim

 

 

 

 

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If the MP3 files you have selected for conversion to WMA, end up at their destination as files which show a WMA icon, then they have been converted from MP3 files to WMA files.

 

Is that not what you were wanting C&C to do?

 

If it isn't, then what ARE you wanting to do, please?

 

Brendon

 

Brendon, thanks for the prompt reply. When the converted MP3 tracks show up in the destination site, each track is in a folder. Clicking on the folder produces another folder labelled "unknown", clicking on that folder producers the WMA icon with a description of the track, each track (in this case 38) is the same. The only way that I can see to burn these tracks onto a disk is to send the icons to another location such as My Documents, & burn them from there, which seems like a roundabout & complicated way of doing things, any better way of doing this?

 

Again thanks....Jim Bridges

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Hi Jim,

 

"What puzzles me is why I just can't put an MP3 disc in the drawer, click on Add Files, Convert to whatever format I'd like, & have the tracks show up in the destination location as WMA icons not enclosed in folders, & be able to burn them right from that location."

 

What I showed you above does allow you to do just that. The burning has to be a separate operation because this Batch File Converter is only a converter. You need to go to the burner application to burn them to somewhere.

 

I can't follow your question about icons. Windows icons are just 'signs' that windows assigns to a type of file to let you see easily what sort of a file it is. If your windows is set up fully, each type of file [wma, mp3, wav, etc] will have a different icon. Audio tracks aren't files, so don't have an icon until they're saved as files.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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If the MP3 files you have selected for conversion to WMA, end up at their destination as files which show a WMA icon, then they have been converted from MP3 files to WMA files.

 

Is that not what you were wanting C&C to do?

 

If it isn't, then what ARE you wanting to do, please?

 

Brendon

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Hello Jim,

 

I guess you're using the Roxio Batch Audio Converter to do this. You're converting MP3 files to WMA files for some reason, and all your output (WMA) files are going into separate folders but you'd rather they went into one folder? That's easy to fix.

 

After you Add audio files from your hard drive you click on Convert to save them to the new format and location. That brings you to this screen.

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Now, if you click the Edit button half way down the convert box on the right, you get this screen, with a drop-down box where you can select the subfolder structure you want.

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If you now uncheck the 'Enable' box under 'Add subfolder structure', the converter will no longer add all those subfolders and all the converted files will be named according to the file name structure you selected and saved into the 'Save to:' folder that was set in the first picture above.

 

The converter doesn't pass the output files to a burning application [i tried telling it to save to my burner], but at least by using the controls in the Filename/Folder Structure box you will have them named how you want them and saved in the folder of your choice where you can burn or do other things with them.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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