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    Question MP4a to MP3/WMA???

    is there such a program that will convert mp4a to either mp3/wma?
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    try dbpoweramp's music converter. It has tons of codecs to choose from and does support mp4 so hopefully it will work.

    www.dbpoweramp.com

    EDIT: The link for the appropriate codec is here, just download and install it after installing dbpoweramp. http://www.dbpoweramp.com/codecs/dBp...aac-decode.exe

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    make sure you mean mp4 and mot m4p. m4p (apple itunes music store files) are digital-right-management covered, any attemt to convert them to anything else is illegal & will not be discussed here.

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    no directhex otherwise i would have specified the illegal one as asking for a incorrect format converting proggy wouldnt really help would it now

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    May I just point out to you that re-encoding any lossy format again will deteriorate the quality considerably. This is especially true when you are moving to a different format like mp3 to wma. This happens due to the different compression techniques - different codecs will decide to take out different bits which can result in some nasty quality!

    Hopefully this is not the case with you if you use a decent codec and encoder with a high enough bit rate.

    (sorry if you already knew this, I thought I would just mention it)

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    even on decent bitrates, lossy to lossy will suffer (hell, increasing the bitrate on mp3 from say 192 to 256k will decrease quality)

    if you can, just get ahold of the original cd again, or use a lossless format as the middle-ground for further conversion to other formats as needed

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    I also use dbPowerAmp with the right codecs. As said before, be warned, the quality will suffer

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    Re: MP4a to MP3/WMA???

    Free M4a to MP3 Converter converts both to mp3 and wma. It's simple to use, supports drag&drop, batch conversion, has a built-in player.

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    Re: MP4a to MP3/WMA???

    Quote Originally Posted by Melany View Post
    Free M4a to MP3 Converter converts both to mp3 and wma. It's simple to use, supports drag&drop, batch conversion, has a built-in player.
    That is great, but the last post in this thread was on 04-04-2005, 03:27 AM....

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    Re: MP4a to MP3/WMA???

    Well, his follow-up may be late for the original poster, but it was very timely for me. I just ran into this problem today. I tried about a half-dozen commercial products, but none was less than $20. This is the only free one that seems to work. Oh, but you can also do it from within iTunes as well. You can right-click on a track and convert to MP3, if you have MP3 set as your default format for saving CD's. It took me all afternoon to figure this much out! So THANKS Melany.

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    Re: MP4a to MP3/WMA???

    what the hell is this

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