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Re: Trying To Convert File To MP3

Georgina Joyce
 

Hello Tom,

I was only trying to bring your attention to what it is you are doing and attempting to do. I don’t know these utilities that are obviously been created to simplify the process. You appear to be looking for a quick no fuss utility.

I cannot guess why your workflow didn’t work on this occasion. The only way you would establish why the file became corrupted. Or maybe it didn’t maybe there is something that has been done to the file that Winamp doesn’t like. Have you tried another player? Have you looked at the file-size to see how it differs from the original. There are so many things with what you are doing to the files that could cause Winamp to refuse to play it. What do Winamp error messages say.

Have you considered getting a copy of something like audacity and learning that? It will be a lot easier with such a program than taking the easy way of using these little utilities that mangle your files. But if they work for you sometimes and you are happy with that then fine. But you will have to investigate why it didn’t work this time. I don’t think anyone here could guess what has happened. Unless they understand how these utilities work and have been using these utilities for some time to know their little quirks. Have you wrote to the program suppliers for support?
Good luck,

On 3 Jun 2020, at 23:09, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

To Tony and Georgina: I forgot to mention that Zoom does create more than one file; one of the files is named Audio_Only; if I'm not mistaken, this particular file is the M4A and will play in Winamp! But if again, if I convert to MP3, then Winamp absolutely will not play it in its converted form!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 5:53 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

I have used Audio Converter Plus for M4a files. It will alsw convert M4B files if you rename them to M4A.

I also use Free M4A to MP3 Converter. It can split M4B books into chapter files.

Both can reduce the bit rate if the files are too large as long as you don't go too far and lose sound quality.

Tony

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Kaufman
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 3:50 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Okay...I tried converting to WAV; same result: file won't play! One of the files in this group is "audio_only; this file in its original form is an M4A file. I need to make an MP3 file so I can then run it through MP3 Direct cut and take the unwanted stuff out! Can this not be done? I know that MP3 files definitely can be cut as I've done it often enough! So what is it I'm doing wrong here?
Thanks,
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 4:28 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Hello,

You are working with 2 lossy formats. You should convert to wav or another lossless format make your cuts etc then convert to mp3. Because you might not know it but this is what switch would have been doing in the background. I am guessing that something wasn’t carried across to the mp3 file. This will cut down on the number of downward conversions. Which is important because each conversion further detail is lost, hence their name lossy formats.

HTH

Gena
On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:14, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Hello list: Am attempting to convert an MP4 file to MP3; here's what is
happening: I am using the program Switch to convert this MP4 file to an MP3
file, so I then can running it through MP3 Direct Cut to trim some parts
off! However, while I have managed to convert to MP3, then I find I have no
file.at least, the file isn't playing in Winamp; nor will it play in MP3
Direct Cut! What is it I am missing? An doing this for a friend who needs
this, so am hoping I can get a solution to this one!

Thanks,

Tom Kaufman



Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73















Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73


Re: Trying To Convert File To MP3

Tom Kaufman
 

To Tony and Georgina: I forgot to mention that Zoom does create more than one file; one of the files is named Audio_Only; if I'm not mistaken, this particular file is the M4A and will play in Winamp! But if again, if I convert to MP3, then Winamp absolutely will not play it in its converted form!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 5:53 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

I have used Audio Converter Plus for M4a files. It will alsw convert M4B files if you rename them to M4A.

I also use Free M4A to MP3 Converter. It can split M4B books into chapter files.

Both can reduce the bit rate if the files are too large as long as you don't go too far and lose sound quality.

Tony

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Kaufman
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 3:50 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Okay...I tried converting to WAV; same result: file won't play! One of the files in this group is "audio_only; this file in its original form is an M4A file. I need to make an MP3 file so I can then run it through MP3 Direct cut and take the unwanted stuff out! Can this not be done? I know that MP3 files definitely can be cut as I've done it often enough! So what is it I'm doing wrong here?
Thanks,
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 4:28 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Hello,

You are working with 2 lossy formats. You should convert to wav or another lossless format make your cuts etc then convert to mp3. Because you might not know it but this is what switch would have been doing in the background. I am guessing that something wasn’t carried across to the mp3 file. This will cut down on the number of downward conversions. Which is important because each conversion further detail is lost, hence their name lossy formats.

HTH

Gena
On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:14, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Hello list: Am attempting to convert an MP4 file to MP3; here's what is
happening: I am using the program Switch to convert this MP4 file to an MP3
file, so I then can running it through MP3 Direct Cut to trim some parts
off! However, while I have managed to convert to MP3, then I find I have no
file.at least, the file isn't playing in Winamp; nor will it play in MP3
Direct Cut! What is it I am missing? An doing this for a friend who needs
this, so am hoping I can get a solution to this one!

Thanks,

Tom Kaufman



Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73


Re: Trying To Convert File To MP3

Tony
 

I have used Audio Converter Plus for M4a files. It will alsw convert M4B files if you rename them to M4A.

I also use Free M4A to MP3 Converter. It can split M4B books into chapter files.

Both can reduce the bit rate if the files are too large as long as you don't go too far and lose sound quality.

Tony

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Kaufman
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 3:50 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Okay...I tried converting to WAV; same result: file won't play! One of the files in this group is "audio_only; this file in its original form is an M4A file. I need to make an MP3 file so I can then run it through MP3 Direct cut and take the unwanted stuff out! Can this not be done? I know that MP3 files definitely can be cut as I've done it often enough! So what is it I'm doing wrong here?
Thanks,
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 4:28 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Hello,

You are working with 2 lossy formats. You should convert to wav or another lossless format make your cuts etc then convert to mp3. Because you might not know it but this is what switch would have been doing in the background. I am guessing that something wasn’t carried across to the mp3 file. This will cut down on the number of downward conversions. Which is important because each conversion further detail is lost, hence their name lossy formats.

HTH

Gena
On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:14, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Hello list: Am attempting to convert an MP4 file to MP3; here's what is
happening: I am using the program Switch to convert this MP4 file to an MP3
file, so I then can running it through MP3 Direct Cut to trim some parts
off! However, while I have managed to convert to MP3, then I find I have no
file.at least, the file isn't playing in Winamp; nor will it play in MP3
Direct Cut! What is it I am missing? An doing this for a friend who needs
this, so am hoping I can get a solution to this one!

Thanks,

Tom Kaufman



Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73


Re: Trying To Convert File To MP3

Tom Kaufman
 

Hi Georgina: If I convert to Lossless, then I then convert to MP3? The only way I can cut this particular file that I know of is with MP3 direct cut ()MP3 Direct Cut only works with MP3 files) here's what I'm dealing with: it's a zoom meeting that my friend wants the first part (things that don't need to be there) so she's wanting the access stuff cut out! Apparently, if you record with Zoom, Zoom creates either M4a or MP4 files. I apparently mistakenly thought that I could just convert the file to MP3, using Switch; then run it through MP3 Direct Cut and trim off the part of the recording that is not needed! The only other option that I may have is to just record the part of the meeting she would want with Total Recorder; something that would take a longer time, whereas if I can just chop off the part of the recording that is not needed, seems like that'd be much simpler! But if I am to convert to Lossless, then this won't work with MP3 Direct Cut! Now since I do have Total Recorder (standard version) I suppose there's a possibility I could do that! But would need some instructions in how to do this as I normally don't use Total Recorder in that way! But I do appreciate your efforts to try and help as I'd love to be able to take care of this for her!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 5:05 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Hello Tom,

Convert to a lossless format then you will be able to edit. If you insist upon using this mp3 cutting program you will be degrading the quality. It may not be visible to you. But you cannot edit a mp3 file without unpacking it. The program may just do it in memory but it does it.

Obviously, there is something about the mp4 file that is preventing someone from braking copyright or something. Get a lossless format copy of the file.

Regards,
On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:49, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Okay...I tried converting to WAV; same result: file won't play! One of the files in this group is "audio_only; this file in its original form is an M4A file. I need to make an MP3 file so I can then run it through MP3 Direct cut and take the unwanted stuff out! Can this not be done? I know that MP3 files definitely can be cut as I've done it often enough! So what is it I'm doing wrong here?
Thanks,
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 4:28 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Hello,

You are working with 2 lossy formats. You should convert to wav or another lossless format make your cuts etc then convert to mp3. Because you might not know it but this is what switch would have been doing in the background. I am guessing that something wasn’t carried across to the mp3 file. This will cut down on the number of downward conversions. Which is important because each conversion further detail is lost, hence their name lossy formats.

HTH

Gena
On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:14, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Hello list: Am attempting to convert an MP4 file to MP3; here's what is
happening: I am using the program Switch to convert this MP4 file to an MP3
file, so I then can running it through MP3 Direct Cut to trim some parts
off! However, while I have managed to convert to MP3, then I find I have no
file.at least, the file isn't playing in Winamp; nor will it play in MP3
Direct Cut! What is it I am missing? An doing this for a friend who needs
this, so am hoping I can get a solution to this one!

Thanks,

Tom Kaufman



Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73







Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73


Re: Trying To Convert File To MP3

Georgina Joyce
 

Hello Tom,

Convert to a lossless format then you will be able to edit. If you insist upon using this mp3 cutting program you will be degrading the quality. It may not be visible to you. But you cannot edit a mp3 file without unpacking it. The program may just do it in memory but it does it.

Obviously, there is something about the mp4 file that is preventing someone from braking copyright or something. Get a lossless format copy of the file.

Regards,
On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:49, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Okay...I tried converting to WAV; same result: file won't play! One of the files in this group is "audio_only; this file in its original form is an M4A file. I need to make an MP3 file so I can then run it through MP3 Direct cut and take the unwanted stuff out! Can this not be done? I know that MP3 files definitely can be cut as I've done it often enough! So what is it I'm doing wrong here?
Thanks,
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 4:28 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Hello,

You are working with 2 lossy formats. You should convert to wav or another lossless format make your cuts etc then convert to mp3. Because you might not know it but this is what switch would have been doing in the background. I am guessing that something wasn’t carried across to the mp3 file. This will cut down on the number of downward conversions. Which is important because each conversion further detail is lost, hence their name lossy formats.

HTH

Gena
On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:14, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Hello list: Am attempting to convert an MP4 file to MP3; here's what is
happening: I am using the program Switch to convert this MP4 file to an MP3
file, so I then can running it through MP3 Direct Cut to trim some parts
off! However, while I have managed to convert to MP3, then I find I have no
file.at least, the file isn't playing in Winamp; nor will it play in MP3
Direct Cut! What is it I am missing? An doing this for a friend who needs
this, so am hoping I can get a solution to this one!

Thanks,

Tom Kaufman



Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73







Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73


Re: Trying To Convert File To MP3

Georgina Joyce
 

Hello Tom,

Do you know how this mp3 cut works? John is right. Imagine a suitcase packed to the brim and you want to change the suitcase size. You have to unpack it and transfer its contents into the new case. Some of the contents will be damaged or just won’t fit in.

Regards,

Gena

On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:34, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Aw yes you can trim an MP3 file; MP3 Direct Cut does this very well; have done it many times!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JOHN RIEHL via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 4:33 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

My understanding is tha tyou can't do any trimming or editing of an mp3 file. So you need to convert it to a .wav file then do your trimming then convert it to an mp3 file.



-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Kaufman
Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:30 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Okay...so if I'm understanding you correctly, I need to convert this MP4 to WAB first; then convert that WAB file to MP3...is this correct?
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 4:28 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Hello,

You are working with 2 lossy formats. You should convert to wav or another lossless format make your cuts etc then convert to mp3. Because you might not know it but this is what switch would have been doing in the background I am guessing that something wasn’t carried across to the mp3 file. This will cut down on the number of downward conversions. Which is important because each conversion further detail is lost, hence their name lossy formats.

HTH

Gena
On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:14, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Hello list: Am attempting to convert an MP4 file to MP3; here's what
is
happening: I am using the program Switch to convert this MP4 file to
an MP3 file, so I then can running it through MP3 Direct Cut to trim
some parts off! However, while I have managed to convert to MP3, then
I find I have no file.at least, the file isn't playing in Winamp; nor
will it play in MP3 Direct Cut! What is it I am missing? An doing
this for a friend who needs this, so am hoping I can get a solution to this one!

Thanks,

Tom Kaufman



Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73














Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73


Re: Trying To Convert File To MP3

Tom Kaufman
 

Okay...I tried converting to WAV; same result: file won't play! One of the files in this group is "audio_only; this file in its original form is an M4A file. I need to make an MP3 file so I can then run it through MP3 Direct cut and take the unwanted stuff out! Can this not be done? I know that MP3 files definitely can be cut as I've done it often enough! So what is it I'm doing wrong here?
Thanks,
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 4:28 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Hello,

You are working with 2 lossy formats. You should convert to wav or another lossless format make your cuts etc then convert to mp3. Because you might not know it but this is what switch would have been doing in the background. I am guessing that something wasn’t carried across to the mp3 file. This will cut down on the number of downward conversions. Which is important because each conversion further detail is lost, hence their name lossy formats.

HTH

Gena
On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:14, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Hello list: Am attempting to convert an MP4 file to MP3; here's what is
happening: I am using the program Switch to convert this MP4 file to an MP3
file, so I then can running it through MP3 Direct Cut to trim some parts
off! However, while I have managed to convert to MP3, then I find I have no
file.at least, the file isn't playing in Winamp; nor will it play in MP3
Direct Cut! What is it I am missing? An doing this for a friend who needs
this, so am hoping I can get a solution to this one!

Thanks,

Tom Kaufman



Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73


Re: Trying To Convert File To MP3

Tom Kaufman
 

Aw yes you can trim an MP3 file; MP3 Direct Cut does this very well; have done it many times!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JOHN RIEHL via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 4:33 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

My understanding is tha tyou can't do any trimming or editing of an mp3 file. So you need to convert it to a .wav file then do your trimming then convert it to an mp3 file.



-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Kaufman
Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:30 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Okay...so if I'm understanding you correctly, I need to convert this MP4 to WAB first; then convert that WAB file to MP3...is this correct?
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 4:28 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Hello,

You are working with 2 lossy formats. You should convert to wav or another lossless format make your cuts etc then convert to mp3. Because you might not know it but this is what switch would have been doing in the background I am guessing that something wasn’t carried across to the mp3 file. This will cut down on the number of downward conversions. Which is important because each conversion further detail is lost, hence their name lossy formats.

HTH

Gena
On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:14, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Hello list: Am attempting to convert an MP4 file to MP3; here's what
is
happening: I am using the program Switch to convert this MP4 file to
an MP3 file, so I then can running it through MP3 Direct Cut to trim
some parts off! However, while I have managed to convert to MP3, then
I find I have no file.at least, the file isn't playing in Winamp; nor
will it play in MP3 Direct Cut! What is it I am missing? An doing
this for a friend who needs this, so am hoping I can get a solution to this one!

Thanks,

Tom Kaufman



Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73


Re: Trying To Convert File To MP3

JOHN RIEHL
 

My understanding is tha tyou can't do any trimming or editing of an mp3 file. So you need to convert it to a .wav file then do your trimming then convert it to an mp3 file.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Kaufman
Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:30 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Okay...so if I'm understanding you correctly, I need to convert this MP4 to WAB first; then convert that WAB file to MP3...is this correct?
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 4:28 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Hello,

You are working with 2 lossy formats. You should convert to wav or another lossless format make your cuts etc then convert to mp3. Because you might not know it but this is what switch would have been doing in the background I am guessing that something wasn’t carried across to the mp3 file. This will cut down on the number of downward conversions. Which is important because each conversion further detail is lost, hence their name lossy formats.

HTH

Gena
On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:14, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Hello list: Am attempting to convert an MP4 file to MP3; here's what
is
happening: I am using the program Switch to convert this MP4 file to
an MP3 file, so I then can running it through MP3 Direct Cut to trim
some parts off! However, while I have managed to convert to MP3, then
I find I have no file.at least, the file isn't playing in Winamp; nor
will it play in MP3 Direct Cut! What is it I am missing? An doing
this for a friend who needs this, so am hoping I can get a solution to this one!

Thanks,

Tom Kaufman



Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73


Re: Trying To Convert File To MP3

Tom Kaufman
 

Thanks John; problem is that I don't have Gold Wave; am probably one of the few who doesn't have this program! Never used it and have no idea of how!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JOHN RIEHL via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 4:31 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

My recommendation is to use goldwave. Tha tprogram will do everything you are trying to do but much more easily


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:28 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Hello,

You are working with 2 lossy formats. You should convert to wav or another lossless format make your cuts etc then convert to mp3. Because you might not know it but this is what switch would have been doing in the background I am guessing that something wasn’t carried across to the mp3 file. This will cut down on the number of downward conversions. Which is important because each conversion further detail is lost, hence their name lossy formats.

HTH

Gena
On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:14, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Hello list: Am attempting to convert an MP4 file to MP3; here's what
is
happening: I am using the program Switch to convert this MP4 file to
an MP3 file, so I then can running it through MP3 Direct Cut to trim
some parts off! However, while I have managed to convert to MP3, then
I find I have no file.at least, the file isn't playing in Winamp; nor
will it play in MP3 Direct Cut! What is it I am missing? An doing
this for a friend who needs this, so am hoping I can get a solution to this one!

Thanks,

Tom Kaufman



Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73


Re: Trying To Convert File To MP3

JOHN RIEHL
 

My recommendation is to use goldwave. Tha tprogram will do everything you are trying to do but much more easily

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:28 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Hello,

You are working with 2 lossy formats. You should convert to wav or another lossless format make your cuts etc then convert to mp3. Because you might not know it but this is what switch would have been doing in the background I am guessing that something wasn’t carried across to the mp3 file. This will cut down on the number of downward conversions. Which is important because each conversion further detail is lost, hence their name lossy formats.

HTH

Gena
On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:14, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Hello list: Am attempting to convert an MP4 file to MP3; here's what
is
happening: I am using the program Switch to convert this MP4 file to
an MP3 file, so I then can running it through MP3 Direct Cut to trim
some parts off! However, while I have managed to convert to MP3, then
I find I have no file.at least, the file isn't playing in Winamp; nor
will it play in MP3 Direct Cut! What is it I am missing? An doing
this for a friend who needs this, so am hoping I can get a solution to this one!

Thanks,

Tom Kaufman



Gena

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Re: Trying To Convert File To MP3

Tom Kaufman
 

Sorry, that should have said WAV!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 4:28 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Hello,

You are working with 2 lossy formats. You should convert to wav or another lossless format make your cuts etc then convert to mp3. Because you might not know it but this is what switch would have been doing in the background. I am guessing that something wasn’t carried across to the mp3 file. This will cut down on the number of downward conversions. Which is important because each conversion further detail is lost, hence their name lossy formats.

HTH

Gena
On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:14, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Hello list: Am attempting to convert an MP4 file to MP3; here's what is
happening: I am using the program Switch to convert this MP4 file to an MP3
file, so I then can running it through MP3 Direct Cut to trim some parts
off! However, while I have managed to convert to MP3, then I find I have no
file.at least, the file isn't playing in Winamp; nor will it play in MP3
Direct Cut! What is it I am missing? An doing this for a friend who needs
this, so am hoping I can get a solution to this one!

Thanks,

Tom Kaufman



Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73


Re: Trying To Convert File To MP3

Tom Kaufman
 

Okay...so if I'm understanding you correctly, I need to convert this MP4 to WAB first; then convert that WAB file to MP3...is this correct?
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 4:28 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Trying To Convert File To MP3

Hello,

You are working with 2 lossy formats. You should convert to wav or another lossless format make your cuts etc then convert to mp3. Because you might not know it but this is what switch would have been doing in the background. I am guessing that something wasn’t carried across to the mp3 file. This will cut down on the number of downward conversions. Which is important because each conversion further detail is lost, hence their name lossy formats.

HTH

Gena
On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:14, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Hello list: Am attempting to convert an MP4 file to MP3; here's what is
happening: I am using the program Switch to convert this MP4 file to an MP3
file, so I then can running it through MP3 Direct Cut to trim some parts
off! However, while I have managed to convert to MP3, then I find I have no
file.at least, the file isn't playing in Winamp; nor will it play in MP3
Direct Cut! What is it I am missing? An doing this for a friend who needs
this, so am hoping I can get a solution to this one!

Thanks,

Tom Kaufman



Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73


Re: Trying To Convert File To MP3

Georgina Joyce
 

Hello,

You are working with 2 lossy formats. You should convert to wav or another lossless format make your cuts etc then convert to mp3. Because you might not know it but this is what switch would have been doing in the background. I am guessing that something wasn’t carried across to the mp3 file. This will cut down on the number of downward conversions. Which is important because each conversion further detail is lost, hence their name lossy formats.

HTH

Gena
On 3 Jun 2020, at 21:14, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Hello list: Am attempting to convert an MP4 file to MP3; here's what is
happening: I am using the program Switch to convert this MP4 file to an MP3
file, so I then can running it through MP3 Direct Cut to trim some parts
off! However, while I have managed to convert to MP3, then I find I have no
file.at least, the file isn't playing in Winamp; nor will it play in MP3
Direct Cut! What is it I am missing? An doing this for a friend who needs
this, so am hoping I can get a solution to this one!

Thanks,

Tom Kaufman



Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73


Trying To Convert File To MP3

Tom Kaufman
 

Hello list: Am attempting to convert an MP4 file to MP3; here's what is
happening: I am using the program Switch to convert this MP4 file to an MP3
file, so I then can running it through MP3 Direct Cut to trim some parts
off! However, while I have managed to convert to MP3, then I find I have no
file.at least, the file isn't playing in Winamp; nor will it play in MP3
Direct Cut! What is it I am missing? An doing this for a friend who needs
this, so am hoping I can get a solution to this one!

Thanks,

Tom Kaufman


Re: Adding Audio to a file in Goldwave

JOHN RIEHL
 

Thanks!

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Darran Ross via
groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:13 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Adding Audio to a file in Goldwave

You need control plus e to place your second clip at the end of the first.

Darran

----- Original Message -----
From: "JOHN RIEHL via groups.io" <REALMAN02=VERIZON.NET@groups.io>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 8:09 PM
Subject: [all-audio] Adding Audio to a file in Goldwave


Hi. Here's what I'm unsuccessfully trying to do:

I've extracted audio frrm a larger file and used the control-P command to
put that audio segment into a separate window. I move to that window and
go
to the end of the audio segment, where I want to add some more audio. I
then
go back to the larger file and extract another segment and copy it to the
clipboard, then go back to my second window and place the copied segment
at
the end of the previous segment.
That's what I want to do, anyway; I can't figure out how to do it. I tried
pressing the right bracket (the finish marker) at the end of the first
segment in the second window then hitting control-f. GW placed the second
segment at the beginning, not the end, of the first segment.
How do I do what I'm trying to do?
Hope this was clear.
Thanks. John Riehl






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Re: Adding Audio to a file in Goldwave

Darran Ross
 

You need control plus e to place your second clip at the end of the first.

Darran

----- Original Message -----
From: "JOHN RIEHL via groups.io" <REALMAN02=VERIZON.NET@groups.io>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 8:09 PM
Subject: [all-audio] Adding Audio to a file in Goldwave


Hi. Here's what I'm unsuccessfully trying to do:

I've extracted audio frrm a larger file and used the control-P command to
put that audio segment into a separate window. I move to that window and go
to the end of the audio segment, where I want to add some more audio. I then
go back to the larger file and extract another segment and copy it to the
clipboard, then go back to my second window and place the copied segment at
the end of the previous segment.
That's what I want to do, anyway; I can't figure out how to do it. I tried
pressing the right bracket (the finish marker) at the end of the first
segment in the second window then hitting control-f. GW placed the second
segment at the beginning, not the end, of the first segment.
How do I do what I'm trying to do?
Hope this was clear.
Thanks. John Riehl





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Adding Audio to a file in Goldwave

JOHN RIEHL
 

Hi. Here's what I'm unsuccessfully trying to do:

I've extracted audio frrm a larger file and used the control-P command to
put that audio segment into a separate window. I move to that window and go
to the end of the audio segment, where I want to add some more audio. I then
go back to the larger file and extract another segment and copy it to the
clipboard, then go back to my second window and place the copied segment at
the end of the previous segment.
That's what I want to do, anyway; I can't figure out how to do it. I tried
pressing the right bracket (the finish marker) at the end of the first
segment in the second window then hitting control-f. GW placed the second
segment at the beginning, not the end, of the first segment.
How do I do what I'm trying to do?
Hope this was clear.
Thanks. John Riehl


Increasing the Speed of a WAV File

Darran Ross
 

Hi list.

I've got a folder of wav files that I'd like to increase the speed of without effecting the pitch.

Can anyone recommend a program to do same?

Thanks to anyone who can help.

Darran


Re: Major problems when attempting to record a stream

Georgina Joyce
 

Hello Don,

Have you tried changing the sample rate within the app you are using? Looking back, I see the problem is that it is recording too many samples. So do a test recording at half the sample rate. I mainly use a Mac and would use Amadeus to play such a recording and adjust the sample rate. I have no idea how you would do that on Windows? If you have kept any of the recordings you could use them to troubleshoot.

Good luck

On 3 Jun 2020, at 17:32, Donald Roberts <donald_roberts_99@hotmail.com> wrote:

No, I haven't nailed it yet. My next door neighbor can't get back here from Hawaii because of the lockdown. He is a computer genius and will probably make short work of this.


Don Roberts


On 6/3/2020 7:53 AM, Georgina Joyce wrote:
Hello Don,

Did you nail your problem?

Gena

On 3 Jun 2020, at 15:40, Donald Roberts <donald_roberts_99@hotmail.com> wrote:

Studio Recorder works well with any screen reader. I usually use Window-Eyes, but Jaws also works very well with it.


Don Roberts


On 6/3/2020 4:40 AM, stewartross via groups.io <http://groups.io/> wrote:
is studio recorder jaws user friendly?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donald Roberts" <donald_roberts_99@hotmail.com <mailto:donald_roberts_99@hotmail.com>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2020 7:44 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Major problems when attempting to record a stream


Thank you so much, Georgina, for your prompt response. What you suggest makes sense. But suggest places to check. For example, I know how to check sample rates in the various recording programs such as Total Recorder, GoldWave, and Studio Recorder; but where would I check sample rate settings in the sound card? When I look at those settings, all I see are volume, balance, and whether or not to listen while recording.


Thanks.


Don Roberts


On 6/2/2020 8:23 AM, Georgina Joyce wrote:
Hello,

It sounds like you are mixing sample rates. Check that every listing matches. whether it be 44,100 or whatever, the hardware can handle.

Regards
On 2 Jun 2020, at 04:01, Donald Roberts <donald_roberts_99@hotmail.com> wrote:

I have two PCs, each of which is running Windows 10 version 1909. The HP has the problem, the Dell does not. I usually use Window-eyes 9.5.4, but use Jaws 18 when W E encounters an issue, though I am confident this is not relevant to my current issue.



There are times when I wish to record a stream from the internet. So I fire up Total Recorder and set the source selection to stereo mix, having first gone into the sound card settings to make sure that stereo mix is selected. But when I attempt to record, the sound is recorded but plays back at an extremely accelerated rate of speed. Yes, I know that Total Recorder has a speed adjustment. So I make sure that it is in the normal position, and to prove this, I play back a recording which was not made from streaming. And this test recording plays at a normal speed.



So in order to investigate further, I change to other recorders including Studio Recorder and Gold Wave, all of which exhibit the problem when I attempt to record a stream. There was a recent thread regarding something called Wave Max. Unfortunately, I paid no attention to this thread but in retrospect wonder if Wave Max might be an issue.



I am hoping that someone on list has encountered this issue and has found a solution. If so, what is the solution?



Thanks.
Don Roberts



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