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Peter

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Windows Media Player
« on: May 22, 2019, 02:48:57 PM »

Hi all,

I recently bought a new Nokia 7.1 phone and the young lady in Car Phone Warehouse kindly transferred all my files and the sim and 32 gb SD card for me.

The SD cards had quite lot of music on recorded in WMP format, (wma?) while others are in mp3, the mp3 tracks are all there but not the wma ones, as I still have them on my pc I tried to download them to my Nokia but they would not download.

As I listen to these in the quiet of the conservatory while Mrs B watches TV through one of those blue tooth speakers I thought why not get another Sd card for my old phone and just use that?  But the guy in the CarPhone warehouse told me that in a year or so Windows media player will not be available as Windows are killing it off.  Is he correct and would I be wasting my time and money on a new sd card?

Any advice would be appreciated please.

Regards

Peter now a young 81 year old.

PS Hope I got the terminology right.

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Re: Windows Media Player
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 04:09:38 PM »

I am unable to answer your question but the simplest solution, surely, would be to convert (or have converted) all those files to mp3 format.

If you are unable to perform the conversion, I'm sure there are many other members who could do it for you. (I would do it using ffmpeg.)
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Re: Windows Media Player
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 07:09:23 PM »

This is what I wanted to know if they can be converted, is  ffmpeg.) a pid for programme please.

Peter
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Re: Windows Media Player
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 07:18:51 PM »

Follow the guide here.

https://www.howtogeek.com/365208/how-to-convert-a-wma-file-to-mp3/

I've used VLC for watching video, but never for converting audio files, so can't comment how easy it is but it looks straightforward.
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Re: Windows Media Player
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2019, 10:28:23 PM »

Works just fine, very straightforward.
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Re: Windows Media Player
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 05:20:25 PM »

If you could solve how to copy them onto your new phone, perhaps you could then install the VLC app and play them with that.
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Re: Windows Media Player
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2019, 08:13:26 PM »

I do loathe mp3, awful quality in my experience, unlike WMA. Iím no expert but there could well be alternative conversion target formats if it turns out that you arenít happy with the mp3 sound. My wife has a Sony android media player device like a phone and she has downloaded some very high quality FLAC (iirc) files, classical recording, uncompressed, or lossless compression. Someone will know about audio file formats anyway.
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Re: Windows Media Player
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2019, 12:40:10 AM »

.flac all the way!

mp3 > wma
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Re: Windows Media Player
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2019, 02:42:58 PM »

I don't know what I'd do without this group, you lads and lassies are great, After installing VLC to my phone all my albums are now visible and will play.

Big thanks to all..

Peter
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Re: Windows Media Player
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2019, 06:08:36 PM »

After installing VLC to my phone all my albums are now visible and will play.

Excellent news. Thanks for the update.  :)
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