Yes, Winamp!!
Posted by: Rogue ()
Date: December 28, 2000 06:00PM

Working in Flash 4 as I do, you have to change Mp3's to Wav's. Here's the way to do it (by the way, these aren't my words, someone from

How to convert an .MP3 song to .WAV. Winamp will allow you to convert multiple songs to .WAV, to do this simply create a play list and the start the conversion.

Locate the .MP3 file and open it. You will notice that immediately after, the song will begin to play in Winamp. This will give you a chance to make sure this is the song that you want to convert to .WAV.

Now the conversion. Make sure that the current song you’re playing is stopped. Click on the button in the top left hand corner of the Winamp main window to open the Winamp main menu. Select Options > Preferences... (Ctrl+P) to open Winamp’s Preferences window.

In the left windowpane of the Preferences, Select Output from the Plug-ins tree. In the right windowpane now there will be a list of different Output types in the right side. The default (ie listening to music) will be either "Nullsoft DirectSound plug-in v0.xx" or "Nullsoft waveOut plug-in v2.xx (x86)". Locate and select the plug-in called Nullsoft Disk Writer plug-in v1.x (x86) and click the Configure button at the bottom of the screen. When the dialog box appears nominate the save location and click OK.

Close the Preferences window and press the Play button on Winamp’s main window. No sound will occur here but the track time will advance as if there was a file playing. Don’t panic!! You computer is writing the .WAV file instead of sending the sound to your speakers. The overall time to convert the song will be shorter that its play time (about half the length of time).

Once it has completed converting the file have a look at the file name, it should have the same name as the .MP3 with a number towards the end of it. This is if you decided to create a play list for converting a group of .MP3s to .WAV, you can now maintain the same order that the songs were in in the play list even after converted.

Now that you've finished you'll want to change your output plug-in to what it was before. To do this go back to the Preferences window to the Output properties and re-select the Output plug-in you had before (ie ‘Nullsoft waveOut plug-in v2.xx (x86)’ or ‘Nullsoft DirectSound plug-in v0.xx’).

Quick Reference : Converting .MP3 to .WAV
Convert .MP3 to .WAV
Select .MP3 file to convert by pressing the eject button on Winamp’s main window
Open the Winamp main menu
Select Options > Preferences...
Select Output from the Plug-ins tree
Choose "Nullsoft Disk Writer plug-in v1.x (x86)" plug-in
Press Configure button
Nominate the save location and click OK
Press the Play

Change Output plug-in back to 'Listening' default

Open the Winamp main menu
Select Options > Preferences...
Select Output from the Plug-ins tree
Choose "Nullsoft DirectSound plug-in v0.xx" or
"Nullsoft waveOut plug-in v2.xx (x86)"


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napster 255 larry 12/28/2000 02:42AM
RE: napster 175dave12/28/2000 03:25AM
RE: napster 135 DantheCDman 12/28/2000 08:20AM
Music Match 147 RAMMY 12/28/2000 08:26AM
RE: napster 160 exnewyorker 12/28/2000 03:33PM
Yes, Winamp!!215 Rogue 12/28/2000 06:00PM
That's easy? Try this...MusicMatch! 157 sfk kurt 12/29/2000 01:41AM
RE: napster 139 coco 12/28/2000 10:51PM
RE: napster 152 Mark 01/11/2001 05:43PM

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