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Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:42 am Reply and quote this post
I wasn't sure where to post this but it's to do with windows media player etc so I put it here.

I have a band and recently recorded something on an MP3 player. I've loaded it onto the computer and attempted to send it to several people via MSN and e-mail. When they open it (tried a quite a few different music players) it comes up with an error message saying 'This program cannot play this type of file' (or something like that). I was wondering if anyone knows how I can convert it into an MP3 file or whether there is any other solution?

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Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:54 am Reply and quote this post
Hmmm...I think Winamp can do this. Otherwise, try Creative's Media Source.
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Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:09 am Reply and quote this post
Do you have to buy both of those?
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Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:43 pm Reply and quote this post
MediaSource is free, but the version of Winamp which supports this has to be bought.

Just stay with the MP3 and ask your friends to download Windows Media Player: http://www.download.com/Windows-Media-Play...tml?tag=lst-0-3

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Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:13 pm Reply and quote this post
They already have Windows Media Player, I just need to know how to convert the song into an MP3 file.

Can you tell me where to find MediaSource.


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Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:33 pm Reply and quote this post
If they have Windows Media Player, then it should automatically open MP3 files.

Anyways, how about this? When they get the file, tell them to right click > Open With > and choose Windows Media Player.

Creative MediaSource: http://www.soundblaster.com/mediasource/

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Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:59 pm Reply and quote this post
Just an update. Creative MediaSource does let you convert, but you need to have a Creative device connected to your PC, like an MP3 or sound card, in order the installation to work correctly. You can give it a shot anyways.
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Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:18 pm Reply and quote this post
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If they have Windows Media Player, then it should automatically open MP3 files.

Yep, this is what I want to do, but at the minute it isn't an MP3 file. I need to make it into one but I don't know how.


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Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:45 pm Reply and quote this post
What file format is it now?


Download iTunes from http://www.apple.com/itunes and choose File > Open File (after you've loaded iTunes and choose your music file; if it isn't MP3, it ask you whether you want to convert)

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Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:55 pm Reply and quote this post
I tried that and it won't work, when I try to open it it doesn't open- it doesn't even ask me whether I want to convert it-it only does with windows media player files.

And, I don't have a clue what tye of file it is, I've tried everything to try and find out but I can't figure it out.

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Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:17 pm Reply and quote this post
Try this.

Do you have Windows XP? If so, then

My Computer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> View -> Untick \"Hide extensions for known file types

Now, go back to where you saved your songs. You should see the extension (as in .mp3, .wav, etc.)

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Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:36 am Reply and quote this post
I did that, but I still can't find out what file type it is.
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Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:59 pm Reply and quote this post
Right Click on the music file itself and choose properties. It should tell you what type of file it is.

Also, could you post a couple screenshots?

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Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:51 pm Reply and quote this post
As soon as you tell us what the file extension is, we can help you. Until then, we can't.

I have a feeling that you may have to use Audacity if you want to convert it to an mp3, but I also have a feeling that file could be corrupt, or you don't have the correct codecs to play it.

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Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:24 pm Reply and quote this post
It's a .726 file.
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