Help with background noises~ 2008-02-16 22:55:22 I'm volunteering as a research assistant for a lady who needs help with a few audio files. Basically, she has these audio files that are in WMA format and needs them to be converted to MP3. I found a free program on download.com that converts the file to MP3, but it takes a long time. For a file thats about 45mb in WMA format, it takes a bout 15 minutes to convert to MP3. Is there a program that might be quicker in coverting over to mp3? Or does it all depend on how good your processor is? The reason why I ask is because in order to open the audio files with audacity, the files must be in a mp3 format. Secondly, the research lady wants me to find a program that can help her get rid of the distortions in the audio files and amp up the background. She gave me a sample to listen to, and the audio was so low! I can hear her fidgeting more than the person talking in the background. Most people would like to noise cancel the background, however, I'm trying to amplify the background so that we can hear what the people in the background are saying. I tried using audacity and simply raising the decibels. It kinda helped but the fidgeting of the microphone was too loud to bare. If anyone could help, that would be awsome! I'm a complete noobie at this, and I'm trying to pick up this whole editing audio stuff! Thanks.