Old 29th July 2005, 16:01   #1
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mp4 to mp3

Im looking to rip mp4 files to mp3 files without coming off 20 bux to do it. is there a "SIMPLE" way to do this i do have dbpoweramp and audiograbber etc..and i have..Nero but can't figure out how to do it there ..although i've read it can do it..i got the music on my desktop..dead at moment...left scratchin my nutz...wondering what to do..

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Old 29th July 2005, 17:45   #2
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and what the hell is a m4p ???
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Old 29th July 2005, 17:47   #3
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First of all: Converting from one lossy format into another always hurts quality, so you should only do it if you absolutely need mp3s (eg. for a portable).

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If your version of dBPowerAMP allows to encode mp3 (ie. it's an older version, a trial that hasn't expired yet, or you paid for unlocking the mp3 encoder):

-get the m4a, mp4 and Apple lossless codec from here.

-start dBPowerAMP Music Converter, select the source files, choose Mp3(Lame), click onm advanced options, from the quality list choose alt-preset standard (best quality, around 200kbps), fast standard (faster, probably as good) or ABR (if you want smaller files), press ok, if you've chosen ABR you can now select the target bitrate with the green slider.

-choose an output folder, make sure delete source file(s) is unchecked, press Convert >>

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Otherwise:

-install CDex

-download the Winamp mp4 input plugin from here and unzip it into the CDex plugins folder (the one that comes with Winamp can't be used)

-start CDex, click on Configure (lowest button on the right), as encoder choose Lame MP3 encoder (recommended quality setting:--alt-preset standard, fast standard or ABR (if standard (~200kbps) produces too big files, enter your desired bitrate in the ABR(kbps) box))

-from the menu bar choose Convert > Re-encode compressed audio files, browse to your files, make sure Delete Original isn't checked, press convert

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and what the hell is a m4p ???
M4p files are drm-'protected', they can't simply be converted into another format.

You first have to decrypt them to get normal mp4/m4a files, see here.
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Old 29th July 2005, 17:54   #4
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um i did the jhymn thing but since i was given this by someone who purchased it..it wont unlock em...i dont quite see what to do..to get round it
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Give jhymn to the person who purchased the files and let him/her unlock them.
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Old 29th July 2005, 18:01   #6
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roger thank very much..i appreciate your time n effort to respond.
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Moving to WA discussion. This is not Tech support.

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