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    Convert WMAs to MP3s, and burn MP3s to CD-Rs

    I'm looking for a program that will (1) convert WMAs to MP3s, and (2) burn those MP3s to CD-Rs (which I will then use in my MP3 car stereo, an AIWA CDC-X505MP).

    The only program I've found that does this -- at least according to its tech. support dept. -- is Advanced MP3/WMA Recorder 6.0 (http://www.xaudiotools.com). Unfortunately, the software is confusing and can't figure it out.

    Any suggestions? Many thanks

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    Re: Convert WMAs to MP3s, and burn MP3s to CD-Rs

    There are a few suggestions for WAV to MP3 converters in this thread which may be worth investigating.

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    Re: Convert WMAs to MP3s, and burn MP3s to CD-Rs

    Take a look at this Google search for some options. I assume you mean AIWA tech support referred you to Advanced MP 3/WMA Recorder 6.0. They are not very helpful if that's all they came up with. <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15> Maybe that's one of their subsidiary companies. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Convert WMAs to MP3s, and burn MP3s to CD-Rs

    If they are protected WMA files, you might not find a converter supported by a commercial software vendor. No one wants to get sued by the RIAA. At least until they hear from the Supreme Court next week. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Convert WMAs to MP3s, and burn MP3s to CD-Rs

    As Jefferson points out, if the Windows Media Audio (WMA) files are secure, you may be out of luck. I have several such files that I can't convert.

    You'll have to do it in a couple of steps, but Exact Audio Copy appears to decompress WMA files to WAV (under the Tools | Decompress menu), and if you set EAC up correctly, you can then compress WAV files to the MP3 format of your choice. After you get them converted to MP3's burn them to your media like any data file - you don't need any special software for that.

    Related note - if you go looking for the latest compiled Windows executables for LAME, the LAME site doesn't seem to carry them any more, but I found them here (the parent page under Important Note warns not to use 3.96 Final).
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    Re: Convert WMAs to MP3s, and burn MP3s to CD-Rs

    Thanks Leif, but I didn't see anything that performs both functions I need.

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    Re: Convert WMAs to MP3s, and burn MP3s to CD-Rs

    Thanks John, but I'm actually looking for a program that performs both functions, so I don't ned to use use two programs to burn a CD...

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    Re: Convert WMAs to MP3s, and burn MP3s to CD-Rs

    Thanks, but none of my WMAs are protected.

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    Re: Convert WMAs to MP3s, and burn MP3s to CD-Rs

    Thanks Doc, but that was actually tech support for Advanced MP3/WMA Recorder 6.0.

    I too Googled that phrase, but I was hoping someone here could recommend something specific, as opposed my downloading programs on a trial basis...

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    Re: Convert WMAs to MP3s, and burn MP3s to CD-Rs

    I'm not so sure one program that does everything will give you the flexibility you may find you want.
    Are you trying to go from Audio cd to MP3 cd in one jump? Do you have multiple cd drives?

    A few more links for you to peruse:
    CD Blaster claims to be an "all in one Rip CD to MP3 WMA & cd burner & player" with many other utilities available at AudioUtilities.com.
    wma-mp3.com also has some software available, but probably not the full monty you are looking for.

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    Re: Convert WMAs to MP3s, and burn MP3s to CD-Rs

    I would tend to agree with Leif on this, in that you would limit your flexibility by using just one program to accomplish both tasks.
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    Re: Convert WMAs to MP3s, and burn MP3s to CD-Rs

    Thanks for all your help with this. Although I wanted an all-in-one-program, it turns out that Microsoft Plus! Audio Converter, which I already have on my computer, converts WMA to MP3s. So, for the sake of simplicity, I'll just use that. Thanks again.

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