MP3 files

I have downloaded an mp3 audio file.  I need to edit this file and transfer it to cassette tape.  How do I go about doing this?  Thanks in advance for your help.

Connie
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rcloydCommented:
Try Winamp its free:
http://www.nullsoft.com/
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boom23Commented:
First you need mp3 player, go here to get a free mp3 player. http://www.winamp.com . Now once you got all that, you'll need a 2RCA-1headphone jack cable for transfering your mp3 songs to your cassette player.
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dbruntonCommented:
You will need a cable which will be 3.5 mm phono at one end but the other end depends on your cassette recorder.  boom23 is correct if your cassette recorder has RCA input jacks.

The player is as specified by the others.

Explain editing.  Generally you can't edit mp3 files unless you turn them back into wav files.  An editor that can edit wav files is cooledit - go search on the  net.
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clballasAuthor Commented:
Dbrunton,

By edit, I mean I would like to select a portion of the music and repeat that segment twice.  How do I convert an mp3 file into a wav file?

Connie
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boom23Commented:
Use winamp to decode the mp3 files to wav files. Goto preferences in winamp, under plugin option select output and then select disk writer plugin.  As for those fancy editing, I'm currently using cakewalk9 and it's the best i reckon, cooledit is alright, but cakewalk9 is better.
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clballasAuthor Commented:
Adjusted points to 150
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clballasAuthor Commented:
Ok, everyone!  Thanks a whole lot!  I got my software and my cable and it works.  The sound quality sure seems to degrade after I convert to a wav format though.  Sigh, I guess you just can't win 'em all eh?  I'm headed over to Community Support to give you all points on this one right now.  I really appreciate all your help.

Connie
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dbruntonCommented:
winamp can convert mp3 to wav?  I think I'm going to have to do some research.

There is a utility called gowave I understand that can do that.  Address is possibly Xaudio but I may be wrong.
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boom23Commented:
Yep Winamp can convert mp3 to wav. Try the steps i mentioned above and you'll see that winamp does decode mp3 to wav.  

clballas - sound quality shouldn't be a problem after it's in wav file. unless the song itself has been ripped in a very low quality.
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ianBCommented:
Hi,

As requested I am splitting the points on this question.

Each expert :  rcloyd, boom23, and dbrunton

will find a question in this topic area for them to answer.

Ian
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