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Purchased WMA music file conversion to ATRAC?

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by KeanosMagicHat, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. KeanosMagicHat

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    I've just won a single track free music download from a competition and, unfortunately, the file has been automatically saved in WMA format as opposed to MP3.

    As a "purchased" music file it has all the DRM license information included.

    I have no experience with WMA files and store everything on my NW-HD1 (and the library in SS v3.1) in ATRAC 3 plus format.

    Before I attempt to upload the track to my SS library and make a hash of it, please could someone advise the best way to convert this file to ATRAC whilst retaining the rights infomation and then upload it into My Library for transfer to the player.

    Thank you for any assistance.
     
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    I think the only way will be to burn it to a CD and then rip it to your PC, or stick a 3.5mm jack to jack cable from the line out to the line in of your computer, and then play the song and use software such as polderbitS to record the sound from the line in and save it as an mp3.
     
  3. Steven

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    I had to do that.....tedious and annoying for someone like me with no patience... :D
     
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    just so you know firstly napster are doing a 7 day free trial with unlimited downloads, which is great!

    and to un-wma files try a program called tunebite play the files and it records from your soundcard automaticaly to mp3, and even names and taggs the mp3s for you, a very usefull little app! (please note thats NOT condoning breaking copy protection to share the files, just to put them on your mp3 player or whatever ;) )
     
  5. KeanosMagicHat

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    And even more annoying for me with no CD writer ......... argh !!!

    I just knew it wouldn't be a simple solution, nothing ever is with SS.

    Is this definitely the only way, if it is I guess I'll just have to have the odd WMA track on my player (unless I give this tunebite thing a go).

    Out of interest, I take it Sony Connect allows the download of tracks in ATRAC format?
     
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    Just use something to convert it to MP3 (google it) then use sonic stage to comvert it back to ATRAC.
    Sonic stage unfortunately DOESNT convert WMA to ATRAC, only MP3 to ATRAC
     
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    Yes it does! How else do you think it gets WMA tracks on the player?!
     
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    It converts the WMA into ATRAC and leaves the MP3 doesn't it?
     

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