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Importing a WMA to Adobe Audition 2.5

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I'm trying to import a 6.5 hour WMA (lectures) to Adobe Audition 2.5.  I need to edit the audio, so I usually pull it into Audition, edit, then export as an MP3.  This one, though, shows up as a 195mb file, and plays all 6.5 hrs in Windows Media...but when I try to import, it says it's only 12 minutes long (both on the "open" file menu and once I import it--only brings in 12 minutes).

I tried setting the available cache to my external hard drive and giving it 5gb of cache space...but it still thinks it's only 12 minutes long.  Any ideas?
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Hi rowejd,

It's always possible that there is something odd about the WMA file that prevents the import.  Have you tried converting it to something else from something else?

Audacity is a pretty useful (and free) tool in these situations:

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Worst case scenario, you could use it to record straight off your sound card to MP3 or Ogg format and then pull that into Audition.

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Thanks for your guidance here!  I downloaded audacity, but it doesn't seem to support WMA format.  I seems the WMA format isn't damaged because it plays just fine in media player and VLC with no problem.  Any other free apps you know of to convert as you suggested--specifically from WMA to somthing else?
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Ok, so you rock!

It worked beautifully.  Many thanks!
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No problem.

WMAs tend to have a lot of MS specific DRM on them, so while they may work fine in WMP, they don't work in just about anything else.  Thanks MS.

Converting the file usually removes the offending DRM and allows you to do what you need to do.

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