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OK! My only issue now is this Real Audio stuff. I was able to convert these files to .wav files the other day with this program called Ra2Wav. ((At least that is how I think I did it!)). Anyway...NOWWWW..with some other .ra files, it tells me : The file uses Codec which is not implemented with ra2wav...blah blah.." It tells me to go and redownload realplayer or something like to get the codec.

WHY would this tell me this stuff all of a sudden? It even tells me it when I use the test .ra file they provide with the program!! :((
 

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I am less sure to the answer of this problem. To the best of my knowledge, it appears that since ra2wav is an older program, and the files you are trying to convert are newer, then ra2wav might need a codec (a set of instructions that the computer uses to play and modify different types of sound files) in order to convert some of your files. codecs can be used by multiple programs, which is why installing realplayer might make things work. Try downloading RealPlayer to see if that installs the codec that ra2wav needs.

Also, in the worst case scenario, you might have a .ra file that uses a codec that is too new for ra2wav to be able to use. Anyway, try downloading RealPlayer and see if that works.

P.S. If the latest version of RealPlayer doesn't fix things when you install it, try downloading an older version, since the newer version's codecs might not be backwards-compatible.
 

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Actually....I did finally get it to work! But, you know what it weird now????

The files that I changed to CD Quality DO burn, but HOLY COW! The sound quality is WORSE! It sort of has a hiss to it in the background and I just don't know if I can use them on the air.

Is there anyway I can get rid of that?
 

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Thanks for the link!

I downloaded the first one you gave me, but it damaged my file. I selected the input (where the file is) and the output I made to be the same place because I just want to override it. It damaged my file! :(

what happened? :((
 

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By "output", do you mean file or folder? If you are saying that you made the output file the same as the imput file, it would make sense that it gave you an error since files that are open can not be modified or deleted while they are opened (because of this you would need to tell it to make a new file to use as an output).
 

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Yeah...I got it figured, but you know...it is still pretty crappy sounding once it was converted to CD quality. Do you know why that is??

Do you also know what is the lowest possible quality I CAN use for these files and still have them be able to be burned?
 

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Unfortunately, I don't know which format the wave files have to be at a minimum to burn. I would look in the help file of your CD burning software and see if it says there.

On the bad quality...I'm really not sure as to why it would be of lower quality when you re-saved it as CD-Quality. My only speculation would be that it filled in the frequency ranges that weren't filled in the old file with junk sound (hissing and deformations).
 
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