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How do I convert pure 6 channel .WAV to .MP3

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I have an audio file which is pure 5.1 (6 channel) (see screenshot). This file has Audio bitrate of ~4330 kbps and is over 200 MB in size, not that its troubling but is there a way to convert it to .MP3  / .MP4 / .WMA while not losing any of the audio channel information or clarity (preferably a loseless codec)

Screenshot showing 6 channel
Cheers,
Nishant
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by:jeremyjared74
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I use FormatFactory for video conversions, it has audio conversion also (I haven't tried it). It is a free download  (the video converter works great, so I would imagine the audio would too). Let me know if it works for you.

http://www.formatoz.com/
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Hi,

For multichannel audio, AAC (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Advanced_Audio_Coding) is the way to go. This can be created by several free encoders: http://www.rarewares.org/aac-encoders.php (or iTunes).
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by:absx
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Oh, they actually had step-by-step guides as well. Here: http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=AAC_guide
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by:nishant_shah_2002
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Thanks absx... FAAC did the trick and the output was indeed 6-ch.
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Perfect 'A'
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