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Author Topic: Need to Convert .wav to .aac  (Read 3740 times)

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Need to Convert .wav to .aac
« on: June 12, 2010, 07:47:55 PM »
I know I had a program that did this, but I can't find it. I'm trying to make a ring tone for my cell and aparently the phone (Nokia 6350) wants .aac files only.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Need to Convert .wav to .aac
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2010, 10:15:09 PM »

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Re: Need to Convert .wav to .aac
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2010, 10:20:26 PM »
super can do almost anything.. but it's so confusing to use i would leave it as a lost resort :)

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Re: Need to Convert .wav to .aac
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2010, 02:15:55 AM »
super can do almost anything.. but it's so confusing to use i would leave it as a lost resort :)

surely you meant as a last resort! :)

the UI definitely brings tears to my eyes whenever i attempt to use it..

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Re: Need to Convert .wav to .aac
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2010, 05:59:13 AM »
I know I had a program that did this, but I can't find it. I'm trying to make a ring tone for my cell and aparently the phone (Nokia 6350) wants .aac files only.

Xrecode can do this.

http://www.xrecode.com/

Last freeware version: http://www.xup.in/dl...e_I_final_2.6.0.zip/

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Re: Need to Convert .wav to .aac
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2010, 11:04:30 AM »
Last freeware version: http://www.xup.in/dl...e_I_final_2.6.0.zip/

Thanks folks, this one took care of it just fine (and on Win7 x64). Only hiccup was that converting from .wav to .aac directly destroyed the file (without error). But converting from .wav to .mp3 then to .aac worked fine.

So now when my phone rings, it sounds like (I think it should) a phone ringing not a spaceship, symphony, TV commercial, or zoo trip. :)

I even created a silent ringtone that I can assign to "Special" people that I wish to auto-magically ignore (hehe).
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Re: Need to Convert .wav to .aac
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2010, 12:38:18 PM »
I like the idea with the silent ring tone... clever!  ;D

FWIW, here're my three most-used ring tones:
http://www.xup.in/dl...ndard.ring.tone.mp3/
http://www.xup.in/dl...ard.ring.tone.2.mp3/
http://www.xup.in/dl....miss.important.mp3/

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Re: Need to Convert .wav to .aac
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2010, 01:36:51 PM »
super can do almost anything.. but it's so confusing to use i would leave it as a lost resort :)

surely you meant as a last resort! :)
Or at a lost resort… Club Atlantis, for example.

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Re: Need to Convert .wav to .aac
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2010, 08:13:26 PM »

...But converting from .wav to .mp3 then to .aac worked fine.


You should avoid  converting like that (WAV > MP3 > AAC). Both MP3 and AAC are lossy formats, so you lose quality every time you encode a new file. Use something like WAV > FLAC > AAC as you will not lose quality there. Or better yet, just use FLAC. :)
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Re: Need to Convert .wav to .aac
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2010, 10:05:05 PM »
Or better yet, just use FLAC.
I'm not sure if the phone will take a FLAC file, but I'll keep that option in mind.

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Re: Need to Convert .wav to .aac
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2010, 10:17:15 PM »
Or better yet, just use FLAC.
I'm not sure if the phone will take a FLAC file, but I'll keep that option in mind.

DOH! I forgot about that. :S I don't know of any phones that will play FLAC. They're all pretty much scared off by the potential patent problems involved with open source stuff.
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Re: Need to Convert .wav to .aac
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2010, 02:05:01 PM »
Somehow I doubt the phone's speaker will be able to reproduce the nuances in an audio file with enough fidelity that you could hear the difference between WAV->AAC vs. WAV->MP3->AAC. But of course as a general rule it's bad to compress more than once to a lossy format (generational loss).

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Re: Need to Convert .wav to .aac
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2010, 06:26:27 PM »
Somehow I doubt the phone's speaker will be able to reproduce the nuances in an audio file with enough fidelity that you could hear the difference between WAV->AAC vs. WAV->MP3->AAC. But of course as a general rule it's bad to compress more than once to a lossy format (generational loss).

- Oshyan

Some phones allow the use of decent quality ear phones. Though you're right -- phone speakers are generally extremely low quality. (I really wonder how the telcom industry hasn't managed to improve the quality of voice telephony in a hundred years...)
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