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Hi,

  After downloading mp3 files from various sources, some of them get converted
to wave files, some of them not. And the ones that get converted have poor audio
quality (broken sound as compared to mp3s). Is it something to do with
sampling frequency, if yes, how do I fix this problem ? I am using
Acoustica's mp3 to wave converter. I also tried goldWave but to no effect.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-Jainman
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by:LordCheeseHat
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ya it's proabably the sample rate, you should have an option to change the quality, plus make sure it has a constant bitrate (a setting enabled).

but if your converting mp3's to waves....I always had good luck with winamp2's disk writer plugin, you might try that
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by:tmercer
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I suggest that you use LordCheeseHat's suggestion and use the Plugin with Winamp (diskwriter - use crtl+p to get there)
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by:prd00
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get lame.. this is the best encoder-decoder all in one package.. the minus side, is that you need to run it under DOS prompt.

http://mitiok.cjb.net/

syntax something like lame --decode source.mp3 target.wav (check documentation... I have no lame here to confirm syntax)
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by:jainman
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Hi,

I can convert mp3 to wave (I was always able to), however
when I try to copy them into an audio-CD using
NTI-CD Maker or B's Recorder GOLD 5, I get following error:

"The format of file *** is not supported. The supported
formats include: WAVE file (16-bit stereo, 44.1 KHz) (.wav),
Audio Track file (.cda) .mp3 or .wma".

In WinAmp, how do I specify these properties while converting? Has anyone else run into this error ?

Thanks a lot,
-Mukesh
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by:jainman
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Hi,

I can convert mp3 to wave (I was always able to), however
when I try to copy them into an audio-CD using
NTI-CD Maker or B's Recorder GOLD 5, I get following error:

"The format of file *** is not supported. The supported
formats include: WAVE file (16-bit stereo, 44.1 KHz) (.wav),
Audio Track file (.cda) .mp3 or .wma".

In WinAmp, how do I specify these properties while converting? Has anyone else run into this error ?

Thanks a lot,
-Mukesh
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by:tmercer
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First thing first is to download an old version of Winamp. Any version  below 3.0 will do. Press Crtl+P and go to and select the waveout fuction to convert to mp3 to wave. On the lower left hand corner there is a button that says configure and there it should give you the options you need.

If you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask.

Also I would suggest to download a copy of Nero. Its an great burning software and should do everything that you need to do with out any errors.

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by:prd00
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I think in that way, you could just drag your MP3 files directly onto your burner software. It will do the rest, but if you can choose not to do conversion on the fly. One more advice, depends on your writer, it's better for audio CD to be written in 4-8x max.
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