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Billy Geiger
08 Feb 2007

Here's a free decoder:

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09 Feb 2007

Bob, there is also the free open source program SoX (aka "the swiss army knife of sound processing programs"), which converts files from the command line. Primarily for Linux, but there is a Windows binary available. See

Posted by:

09 Feb 2007

One small note - WMA files are able to retain higher quality in smaller files sizes than MP3. So when you convert, be prepared for them to take more space. It's sad that so often quality has to be sacrificed for ubiquity. But who needs to discover in 10 years they can't even open the audio files they so carefully saved.

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09 Feb 2007

Bob, I'm sure many will respond with their favorite conversion tool, so here's mine. I use a german product called tunebyte. It claims its method of conversion is legal and does not violate anyones DMR. It, in effect, plays and re-records the tracks in the desired format. I've used it for both protected WMA and M4P tracks. It's reasonably priced at $29.00 and there is a more expensive video version. The url to the product is

EDITOR'S NOTE: Seems to be the same as the TuneBite software I mentioned. The website is identical.

Posted by:

Larry Larson
09 Feb 2007

If what you're wanting to do is get your WMA files onto your iPod, you will be installing iTunes on your computer, and iTunes will automatically import your (Non Protected) WMA files and convert them into your choice of MP3 or AAC, both playable on your iPod. Notwithstanding Bob's assertion that the Apple products won't play with MS formats, this is certainly the easiest one-step method.

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30 Mar 2007

Your recommendation is great, but i have bought NoteBurner and it can convert all kinds of music to mp3 or wma.

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Carol Lang
06 May 2007

Are there any conversion tools for a Mac to convert DRM files to play with iTunes?

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Dave in Indy
29 Jun 2007

Heya Bob. What about converting FLAC files to MP3? Is there a tool that will do a directory full at once? Thanks!

EDITOR'S NOTE: I'm not even sure what a FLAC file is! But do a Google search for "convert flac to mp3" and you'll get lots of helpful info.

Posted by:

04 Jul 2007

Not by cracking DRM control like Hymn, there are mainly other two methods to bypass the DRM control for protected music.

The first method is to burn a copy to an audio CD and then rip/encode it. Some software products take a smarter method which allows user to burn music to a Virtual CD-RW disc and then automatically rip/encode the music stored on the Virtual CD-R. This makes the whole conversion process automatically and faster. NoteBurner ( is the typical example which uses this Virtual CD-RW drive method.

The second method is to use a recording software and sound card. TuneBite is one of the most popular software.

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16 Jul 2007

Hello Bob! I think that TuneRaft software is worth of attention. The way it works allows almost any protected or unprotected file to be converted to mp3. TuneRaft is much like other digital converters except that it deals with up to 10 or even more files at a time, that improves batch conversion speed significantly.

FLAC files to MP3: Not sure, but probably it could be converted as well if it can be played in WMP. URL:

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02 Aug 2007

Can someone please help me with a program (freeware) which can convert shn-files to mp3

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30 Aug 2007

Free Mp3 Wma Converter is now available at :

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Jeff G.
17 Oct 2007

Tried koyote - would not convert wma file - said it was DRM protected. This is music I'd already bought 2 years ago.

EDITOR'S NOTE: I don't think Koyote claims to handle DRM...

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20 Nov 2007

It seems that WMA to MP3 online converter does it.

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22 Nov 2007

I prefer to use MelodyCan (
It converts different audio & video file formats. Such as wma, wmv, m4v, mov, aac, ra, aa, mp4, snd, aif, m4p, rax, wav, ogg etc. Moreover MelodyCan converts audio books, any format Media Player, any format QuickTime Player, any format Rhapsody or RealPlayer supports.

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R. D. Foster
01 Jan 2008

How about we ask Bob how much money he makes recommending spyware/crapware loaded software. The "Koyote Software's Free MP3 WMA Converter" is a disaster of a program that appears to give you a choice of installing a toolbar or not, but installs even when you say no. It also installs "Search Settings" which I am still working to get off of my PC.

EDITOR'S NOTE: You can ask... but you'd be disappointed in the answer. I just installed the software (being careful to UNCHECK the options for Yahoo Search Settings and Dealio Toolbar) and it installed cleanly, without any baggage. I did a few conversions, then uninstalled via Control Panel. No problems, no toolbars, no spyware. For the record, I don't care which converter you use, nor do I have any financial interest in any of them.

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29 Feb 2008

Many protected WMA files which could not be used. And after I tried some converter, I found this WMA MP3 converter could convert any WMA files to MP3 and other music as I want.

Posted by:

music fan
11 Mar 2008

useful for mp3 player, added to favorites. I also use Eufony from to convert wma to mp3.

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03 Jul 2008

I found Daniusoft WMA MP3 Converter is a better choice.Like it can convert DRM WMA to MP3 or other audio formats including m4a, ac3, aac, wma, wav, ogg, ape. And extract audio track from DRM WMV and play the original video music on different players such as iPod, PSP, Zune, Creative Zen, Archos etc. And high conversion speed is another highlight.


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30 Dec 2008

okay, I NEVER sign up for stuff, but this is the 2nd time I've ended up here and actually found a solution both times. So... here's hoping I don't get spammed to death.

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