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How to convert WMA lossless in batch

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    vzczc

    Hi everyone.

    This may not be the right forum to ask this question, but since there are so many bright people here perhaps someone can help me.

    I've now used the better part of every evening last week to convert my CD collection to WMA in the new lossless format. Thus, I have around 125Gb of music.

    I'm looking for two things.

    1) How should I go about converting this collection to lossy WMA (or MP3) in a batch operation. SDK? Can the Windows Media Player 10 do this? Any microsoft utilities that do this?

    2) I have a small LAN connected box connected to my TV and stereo (in another room than my computer). This is capable of streaming WMA (the old lossy format), MP3 and can connect to WMA streams (ie internet radio and so on). However, the user interface on this device sucks. What I would like to accomplish is to create a streaming service from my computer to this device, ie just locally. Is there a way of doing this with any free microsoft components?

    Any help appreciated.

    Øystein

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    Jaz

    1) this should do the trick http://www.poikosoft.com/
    in my opinion it's worth the cash

    2) i'm unsure, is it a 486 or is it something like the netgear box?

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    Sven Groot

    vzczc wrote:
    1) How should I go about converting this collection to lossy WMA (or MP3) in a batch operation. SDK? Can the Windows Media Player 10 do this? Any microsoft utilities that do this?

    What you need is the Windows Media Encoder. It contains a script to encode files, which can also encode entire directories in one go, for example the following command line:
    cscript.exe wmcmd.vbs –input C:\My-clips –output C:\My-clips-coded

    You can specify all kinds of options, like 1 or 2-pass encoding, (variable) bitrate, sample rate, channels, etc.

    I think the Encoder can also be used to broadcast (stream) audio, but I've never done that so I'm not really sure.

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    vzczc

    Thanks Sven. The script worked perfectly, It is somewhat slow though, my machine(3.2Ghz P4) spent almost 24 hours encoding my 125GB. But now I have 450 CD's available from my Neuston. www.neuston.com

    I'll look into broadcasting later.

    Øystein Smiley

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    samov

    vzczc said:
    Thanks Sven. The script worked perfectly, It is somewhat slow though, my machine(3.2Ghz P4) spent almost 24 hours encoding my 125GB. But now I have 450 CD's available from my Neuston. www.neuston.com

    I'll look into broadcasting later.

    Øystein Smiley

    Hello,

     

    I am trying to do the same thing. Batch convert some files to WMA Lossless.

     

    Here is the command:

    Open a command prompt. Then "cd C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder"

    then 

    cscript.exe wmcmd.vbs -a_codec WMA9LSL -input "c:\your_directory_here" -output "c:\your_directory_here"

     

     

     

     

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    Harlequin

    samov said:
    vzczc said:
    *snip*

    Hello,

     

    I am trying to do the same thing. Batch convert some files to WMA Lossless.

     

    Here is the command:

    Open a command prompt. Then "cd C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder"

    then 

    cscript.exe wmcmd.vbs -a_codec WMA9LSL -input "c:\your_directory_here" -output "c:\your_directory_here"

     

     

     

     

    5 year old necro....is this a record? Has to be close =)

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    Chim

    Harlequin said:
    samov said:
    *snip*

    5 year old necro....is this a record? Has to be close =)

    I use MelodyCan. It is the best, easiest and fastest converter i found. You can try it)

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    magicalclick

    vzczc said:
    Thanks Sven. The script worked perfectly, It is somewhat slow though, my machine(3.2Ghz P4) spent almost 24 hours encoding my 125GB. But now I have 450 CD's available from my Neuston. www.neuston.com

    I'll look into broadcasting later.

    Øystein Smiley

    125GB? Oh my goodness.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    turrican

    magicalclick said:
    vzczc said:
    *snip*

    125GB? Oh my goodness.

    haha, yeah.. and the domain isn't even in use anymore. *lol*

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    spivonious

    If only there was a way to go the other way. I have my collection of 100+ CDs in lossy WMA and want to go lossless without reripping every single CD. Smiley

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    dentaku

    @spivonious: Ha! That would be what people call MAAAAGIC Smiley

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