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Offline Gordon McGeachie

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converting music files
« on: January 30, 2017, 09:17:03 PM »
I have lots of music on my pc , saved as WMA files, but would to transfer them to my phone, but I would need to convert them to MP3 first, can anyone recommend which software to use, preferably one that does not install other unwanted programs too

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Re: converting music files
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 11:17:56 AM »
Hi Gordon

What software do you use at the moment to listen to your music on your PC?... have you been able to check if it has a conversion mode to allow you to convert from WMA to MP3? If it does then you should be fine without finding another source.

Also, you don't mention if the phone is an Android or Apple iPhone... and it may also depend on the operating system you have on the PC? Win10?

I'd suggest doing a Google (or similar: Cortana if it's a Win10 OS)) search based on: WMA to MP3 conversion to see what that brings up - quite a few unsurprisingly.

It's ages since I did any conversions for music files. I recall having to use a program called Easy Phone Tunes which ties in with iTunes to convert that way - with having an Android phone.

Sorry I can't be more helpful... good luck :)

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Re: converting music files
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 05:15:16 PM »
Frank.

I currently use the media player built into windows 7 64bit ultimate, and my mobile is an android phone.

I have downloaded things before to convert files, but I always seem to find ones that install other unwanted programs aswell.

Thanks for your reply

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Re: converting music files
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 09:35:59 AM »
Gordon,

I have a recollection that the Google Play music app for the PC can import files in a range of formats and automatically convert them to synch with your phone - I don't use my phone to listen to music, so it's something I did some time ago to jut get a couple of tracks over, but worth checking.

The advantage of doing it that way is that you get the music stored in the cloud, with the option to download a selection for offline listening - and you can change what is set for offline (IE Also stored on your phone) when you want (preferably when at home on wi-fi connection!)
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