How do I batch convert audio in Windows XP for my editing software?

How do I batch convert audio in Windows XP for my editing software?
  1. Download iTunes from Apple
  2. Double click iTunes Setup.exe to install
  3. Launch iTunes
  4. Go to the Edit Menu > then click Preferences
  5. Click on the Advanced tab
  6. Then click on the Importing tab
  7. Now, in the “Import Using” dialog box, choose .WAV Encoder.
  8. Then in the “Setting” dialog box, choose “Custom”
  9. For “Sample Rate” choose 48 kHz.
  10. For “Sample Size” choose 16-bit.
  11. For “Channels” choose Stereo.
  12. Then click OK.
  13. Then OK again, to close the Preferences Box.Now your preferences are set up to convert audio files to an uncompressed file that will play smoothly in your editing software.
  14. Now, insert a CD, or drop MP3s, AACs or files in many other kinds of audio formats into iTunes
  15. Highlight all the items you want to convert, right-click, and choose “Convert Selection to WAV” from the popup menu.
  16. Locate the items in your Music folder and put them in your project folder.

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  1. MEDIAWEST 16 years ago

    try audacity, or goldwave for free. batch converts better than crappy itunes, and you dont have to download apples adware….

  2. Schmaus 14 years ago

    This article is poor advice, there are several things wrong with it.

    1. – itunes is not quality software. It should not be used for professional work.
    2. – Cds’s sample rates are are always 44.1 KHz. Any setting above this will not improve quality. Also Mp3s and other compressed files are usually 44.1 KHz too.
    3. – This is a big one – converting MP3 to WAV before editing will not give you any advantage. An MP3 (as well as WMA, AAC, FLAC, OGG, etc) is a compressed format and converting it to WAV (uncompressed) will not restore the lost data. Almost all editing software will be able to import a MP3 (and others) and you can edit it directly. I suggest using Adobe Audition, Protools or Audacity for editing.
    4. – If you wish to get music off a CD for editing I suggest that you use EAC (Exact Audio Copy) and import it as a WAV file. This will get you the best quality / sounding track.

    Can you be more specific in what you are trying do?

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