(...) since I dont have the CD's anymore (sold or traded in-w/o backing them up in loseless format)
I want to convert my wma to mp3. My Player (Creative Zen X-Fi I) is capable of wma playback, but the wma's drain the battery almost half of what my MP3 VBR/CBR did.
I did research this site on conversions, but couldnt seem to find any information on converting wma to mp3, nor what the setting would be for lame to do these conversions.
Everyone has different ears.
1.Option One- Convert my 320-256K CBR wma to 320-256 CBR Mp3. Stereo (only because wma is stereo not joint stereo, and I'm not sure that lame will be able to convert the wma to a joint stereo mode, since wma isnt a loseless file or CD that that is being converted) Bit reservoir on.2.Option Two- Convert my 320-256 CBR Wma to 320-256 ABR or VBR (V1 or V2) Mp3.Same option with stereo and bit reservoir on.
I'd be surprised if the battery drain is so large. WMA is a very efficient format, and AFAIK the MS decoders are generally pretty good.
2. Rockbox-Heard of it, never used it, so not sure if Creative accepts it. Its a pretty old Creative, the first generation X-Fi. Not sure if Rockbox software would work.@Ledhead. Thanks for the info. Thats exactly what I was looking for. I wasn't sure if Lame would get confused trying to take the wma and turn it into the mp3. I was worried that I might blow the file up or something. Seriously, I just wanted to make sure that Lame was able to take a wma CBR and turn it into a Mp3 VBR without creating a hot mess. Is there anywhere I can read how the Lame encodes a lossy file? And something in dummy mode please!Thanks to all again. STAY THIRSTY MY FRIENDS