Converting Audio Files
How To Change Audio Files From One Type To
iThere are several programs available online that will do
this very easily, some of them are even free. On this page
are instructions on how to do this quickly and easily with
the most popular packages, such as Quicktime, iTunes and Audacity.
There are many more to be found easily by searching online.
Why Change Audio File Types?
When you have an audio file on your computer
it will be a certain kind of file, this is indicated by the
letters after the full point at the end of the file name.
For example if I have a royalty free music file called 'test'
it could be one of several audio formats such as test.wav
or test.aif or test.mp3. There are many kinds of audio
file formats, unfortunately not every audio player recognises
every file type. So if you need to play an audio file in software
that won't open it, you'll need to change the file type of
that file. This is usually just a matter of opening the file
in another piece of software, then exporting it from that
as a new file, in another format. Here are some of the most
popular ways of doing this.
is available as a free download for Mac and PC computers.
Most people will know it as an online music store and music
player, or as a way to integrate with their iPod. However
it is also useful for converting music files from one format
to another. iTunes will convert one of your music tracks (or
even several) to any of the following formats - MP3, AAC,
Here's how to do this, if you're on a Mac select iTunes menu>Preferences,
if you're using Windows select Edit menu>Preferences. Click
the Advanced button, then click the Importing button at the
top of the window. From the Import Using pop-up menu, choose
the encoding format that you want to convert the song to,
then click OK to save the settings. Select one or more songs
in your library, then from the Advanced menu, choose the audio
format you want to convert your music file into. One limitation
with iTunes is that if your audio files have DRM digital protection,
you will not be able to convert them to another format. Whatever
non-DRM music tracks you have in your library, including for
example royalty free music purchased online, iTunes will happily
convert to another format.
full version of Quicktime (pro) is a capable of handling various
formats of digital video, media clips, sound, text, animation
and music. One of the many things it does is convert audio
file formats. First you wil need to open the music file you
wish to convert in Quicktime, so taht the Quicktime player
opens. Here select File/Export to open the "save exported
file as" window. Now you can choose the target drive
to save to, give the file a name, and the file typet - choose
from "sound to Wave" "sound to AIFF" and
"Sound to AU". Then by clicking options, you can
additionally choose the sample rate, quality etc. The default
settings are usually good, but you may want to change them.
For example if you want to import audio taken from a CD at
44.1kHZ sample rate, and load it into an oldr video editing
package, you may want to convert it to 48kHZ first. If you
change the settings, there's a preview button so you can audition
any changes in quality before making the final file save.
is free audio editing software, that's also really useful
for converting audio files from one format to another. It
supports WAV, AIFF, MP3 and OGG VORBIS formats, and it's really
as simple as loading the file you want, then selecting the
menu File>export as, choosing either WAV, AIFF, OGG or
MP3. You can additionally select the quality of each of these
audio file formats by selecting "file formats" from
the preference menu. Using this you can increase or decrease
the quality and size of your new format music file, if you
Our royalty free music files available on http://www.royalty-free.tv
are available in two formats. Loops are available as WAV files,
44.1 sample rate, 16 bit. This is exactly the same quality
as you will find on an audio CD. All other music lengths (main
themes, commercial cuts etc) are available as high quality
MP3 files, 256bit. This is a high audio quality setting, but
still retains the advantage of having smaller file sizes,
which makes them much easier to download. The audio quality
of these files is such that they sound similar to the original
audio master - the quality is excellent enough that many of
our files have been used by television broadcasters including
BBC, ITV, SKY, ABC, MTV, Discovery, film studio Universal
Studios, and many other corporate clients.
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