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  1. This seriously sounds like it's more of an issue with Flash player. I may be able to help if that is the case but in any event it would be useful in solving your problem if you could provide samples along with which version of Flash player you are using and make sure you're using the latest version of Switch.
  2. The Lame Mp3 encoder automatically uses the sample rate of 22500 for files between 32-64 kbps (or somewhere around those bitrate levels). I'm pretty sure that if you want to it is possible to force the command line encoder to use the 44100 sample rate it's possible but NCH more than likely allowed sample rates in Switch to be defined automatically for user friendliness. You'll more than likely notice high pitched sounds relayed or some light static on playback if you attmpt to force 44100Hz on low bitrate files in Mp3 anyway. The simple fact of the matter is that for bitrates that low, a high sample rate just isn't necessary. 44100 (as you'll know) is the standard sample rate used for CD audio but for Mp3's at 64 kbps the quality loss is practically detrimental by comparison so the sample rates can be incrementally decreased for better efficiency with decoding and playback. If you encode a file at around 16 kbps you'll notice the sample rate defaults to 11000Hz. Basically when it comes to lossy encoding you need to find a level that both you (and your clients) will find acceptably useful, it's basically experimentation with touch and go to see which settings will best suit your needs.
  3. There really isn't any 'best' choice for compressing to Mp3, the only advice I can give you is that you basically need to play around with the format of your choice to familiarise yourself with settings and then use the ones that best compromise for quality and filesize in your output.
  4. KMoth

    volume level!

    This method will still clip... It really isn't possible to enhance volume and not have to deal with clipping. Clips are always going to happen eventually under any circumstances if the volume is set to a loud volume.
  5. Hi, ronron. The RTTTL ringtone format is only capable of producing simple beep (monophonic) ringtones, sadly Mp3 or any other digital audio sound files cannot be converted to that particular format because RTTTL simply just isn't capable of producing 'realistic' sounds, only consecutive tones and beeps.
  6. Ok, my friend... It seems you are caught in quite a problematic situation at the moment. Just before I go on with suggesting any solutions for you I'll need to explain a few things... Digital audio information (music) is kept on CD's in a format that can't be read by computers because it contains a lot of gibber that isn't really necessary to be seen, it can however be played back when you select to open a CDA file... It is VERY important to know that a CDA file itself only acts as a pointer to a location on the disc and doesn't actually contain any music. Copying this file to your hard drive will not copy any music, it will only copy a file that attempts to play a track on a CD. CDA files, in essence play a role very similar to Windows shortcuts. Now since CDA files don't actually contain any audio information you obviously can't convert them... You'll need to go back and get the CD and use Express Rip to rip the audio from a CD to whichever format you'll like. Feel free to post back here if you need any more help, good luck.
  7. Switch won't be able to perform this operation.
  8. You're not doing anything wrong it's just that Switch is not compatible with Real Audio files. It cannot convert to or from them. You can find a detailed list of the formats Switch supports and can convert to and from here.
  9. If you can get the file on to your computer you'll most likely be in luck, if not then unfortunately you won't be able to convert it with your phone. What format is the ringtone? Switch itself can't perform conversions to MMF but the good thing is that Switch will be very helpful in creating the MMF files you'll need. I wrote a small explanation of how you could go about trying to convert the file if it is compatible with Switch. You can check detailed information on the file formats Switch supports here. _____________________________________ This file is the official tool released by Yamaha for conversion from WAV/AIFF to MMF. It requires no installation, you only need to run (open) the executable (program file) to use it. Shown above is what the program will look like when you run it. It's only small because it was made to perform a very simple task, but you don't need this tool to be entirely complex anyway... That's what Switch is for. Now, the Yamaha executable itself can't convert from say, Mp3 to WAV... So you'll need to use Switch to do that Import whatever files you want to eventually make in to your ringtones in to Switch and set the Output Format to ".wav" I'm using my "Stairway To Heaven" Mp3 as an example here for you. And I would suggest using these options in Encoder Settings (by selecting "CD Quality" from the dropdown menu) Click "Ok" here when you've got the settings how you'd like them and then hit Convert on the main Switch window when you're ready. Ok, now go to where the output .wav file is and physically use your cursor to drag and drop it in to the Yamaha tool. After a few seconds of loading you'll see something like this then it's just as simple as clicking "ok" in and then waiting a few seconds for the conversion to take place... The output file will appear in the same folder as the .wav file was. Unfortunately this tool isn't entirely as elaborate enough to have incorporated progress meters, so it's very important to be patient and I really have to warn you against downloading any applications you might find elsewhere that claim to be able to make MMF conversions... A lot of them are dodgy and/or virus-ridden rip-offs. This way is probably the most simple and safest way of converting to MMF. _____________________________________ Good luck, man. Feel free to post back if you have any problems or need any more help.
  10. It wouldn't even save you three seconds if there was a way...
  11. Maybe here? http://www.nch.com.au/switch/support.html Switch really does overall have so many functions and switches that you really need to have a general idea of what you're trying to do before you go to begin converting audio files. The best way for us to provide a step by step process would be to tell us what it is you're trying to do so we can show you how to best go about achieving that aim. Once you've used Switch once you should be able to adaptively tell what switches do what and what seperate selections will mean. What is it you're trying to do, friend?
  12. I'd definitely advise to use the Free version over the Plus Trial if you can't purchase Plus for the extended time you can use it. What happens if you select to a bitrate over 128 in Switch Free? With your WMA problem... Switch supports conversion from WMA files using DirectX but doesn't encode to WMA so converting to Mp3 is probably the best option here and especially a better choice when it comes to compatibility.
  13. If you at all have the oppurtunity, first off, it would be a much better idea to re-rip the files straight to Mp3 rather than to convert from WMA to Mp3 but if you need to do that then you could try a reinstall of Switch.
  14. Seeing as how NCH seems to take rather long period of time to acquire new formats to add to their softwares and given that the MusePak program is now dead I'd say they probably won't be planning to support it.
  15. What application can play the DAT files for you? A ".dat" file is typically a data file created by some software for archiving... Maybe the files are already WAV files or some other format but they have been named with the extension ".dat" perhaps? If you could upload one of these DAT files or link to where you got the files from that might help us in helping you more. If I can play the file here I'll be able to tell you fairly instantaneously what codec/format it uses, what is necessary and how you could go about converting it.
  16. This sort of filtration is possible but not recommended... You'll not get very high digital quality outputs and to my personal knowledge WavePad itself can't do this but if you want to give it a try I'll post something back here for you soon.
  17. The audio data contained on a retail audio-CD is not stored in the Mp3 or WAVE formats and therefore those formats won't be able to be played back by a standalone player. You'll notice that if you ever try to access a disc to play it on your computer the file will be a ".cda" file. You'll need to select to burn an audio disc specifically using an application designed for it and whatever processes the files will convert them to the format necessary for your CD player to play them. It's slightly bizarre that you know what a "stand alone" CD player is but not that information. Feel free to post back if you need anymore help. EDIT: Hmm, fifteenth of August. I doubt he'll come back.
  18. Hello, Heidi. I have some good news and some not so good news for you. The good news is that you can convert any audio/video format to any other audio/video format if you have the correct tools and codecs for such a task. Unfortunately, however Switch doesn't deal with video codecs and formats, only with audio so it can't help you with this problem. I would recommend Ulead VideoStudio for video format conversions, it's also a very powerful video editor. You could try downloading the Free Trial and see if you can do something with it that meets your needs. I'm assuming overall that you need to convert an ASF video file to an MPG or MPEG file, right? This movie editor can do that very easily. Take care and good luck, post back here if there's anything more I might be able to help you with.
  19. KMoth

    AMR

    AMR is a multimedia format used for ringtones on Motorola phones. I've done conversions to it but never from it...
  20. KMoth

    Express Rip

    Ok, a few things you might want to check: - Try ripping other CD's, it's possible that your disc might be damaged in some way that prevents Express Rip from accessing or ripping it or the specific disc in question may have some kind of copy protection software that prevents Express Rip from ripping it. - If you have firewall software, it may be blocking Express Rip access to the internet to obtain track information through Port 8880, try allowing Express Rip access or temporarily deactivating your firewall when inserting a disc to rip. After checking these, if you are still experiencing problems try uninstalling and then reinstalling Express Rip.
  21. Ok, well, if you're ripping from CD's you should use Express Rip, it has a very similar interface to Switch and is just as easy to use, you can download it from here. Or use Switch to convert from a previously ripped file Mp3 and while using one of the afforementioned applications to make the Mp3 Encoder settings look like this: Then click "Ok" and you're all good to start ripping or encoding. As for your car dock, I can't really say how good the quality would be through there, however I guarantee with the settings above won't sound terrible. If you like, you can always try experimenting with higher bitrates or levels of encoding to Mp3 that work best for you, apart from that, I can't really advise you with that, sorry. Any more questions feel free to post back here again.
  22. With Mp3 you don't have the option of lossless because the format was designed to reproduce lossy audio. Currently Flac, APE and WMA have lossless codecs however Mp3 does and never be lossless. Those formats won't play on a Sirius, though. If you still wish to use Mp3, the closest you can get to lossless is "Alt Preset Insane" which is 320 kbps with a 44,000 KhZ sampling rate. This option will usually produce pretty good quality audio however each standard three minute track you rip or encode will be 10 Megabytes and there would be no way in hell of you getting all 50 hours of the advertised hours if you encode music in this way. The simple fact of the matter is that if you want to listen to music on a portable player through headphones, it would be highly likely that you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between lossless audio or not. Encoding to 320 kbps Mp3 (or even lossless if it existed for Mp3) in that case is just a poor economy. I would seriously recommend, for your case, using somewhere in the field of 96-192 kbps Mp3 encoding or VBR with those values.
  23. It is LAME but there is still a painful contradiction in there that is still very confusing.
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