Help me find a good mp3 batch converter.

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  1. zildjian

    zildjian New Member

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    I got over 1000 songs in wma format and I'm trying to batch convert them to mp3. Here's the catch though: The program must support recursive processing. Meaning, I want to be able to point to a main folder that has many sub folders and have the program automatically grab the files within those 2-3 level deep folders. I need the program to convert to mp3 256kps and I need the program to ouput the files into the same folder as the original.

    I haven't had any luck finding a program that will meet my criteria, either they don't do recursive processing or they require an output folder different than source.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Regards,
    Jose
     
  2. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    I think you're going to need write a script to handle that. I had a reason to do that with pictures (jpg to png) once and had to write my own.
     
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    zildjian New Member

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    there has to be a utility that does this...
     
  4. DaveyD

    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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  5. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    If you want to restore the names, you could run this afterwords:

    for /r "c:\my music\this is the wma root folder" %i in (*.wpa) do move "c:\this is the single folder where the mp3s were created\%~nI.mp3" %~pI
     
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    zildjian New Member

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    thanks for the bump
     
  7. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    More than a bump - it's a solution :p
     
  8. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    Thats too much work for this guy.
     
  9. mark5hs

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    not sure if it will output 256kbps, but DBpowerAMP is a good converter that will do teh whole folder
     
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    zildjian New Member

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    thanks mark, I'm looking into it.
     
  11. JordanCPetit

    JordanCPetit New Member

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    Get Winamp, it has the ability to convert multiple files to mp3...easily. Also I think you might need the pro version...but of course you can get that easily. ;)
     
  12. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Fuck it, WinAmp Pro is worth paying for.
     
  13. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    :werd:

    But you don't even need pro. Just google "winamp mp3 writer plugin" (without the quotes, obviously) and set that as the default output plugin.

    install and configure the plugin
    choose your mp3 bitrate and location
    load up your playlist
    hit play (make sure Repeat is off)
    ???
    profit
     

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