Re: alternatives to goldwave?


Carlos
 

Technically a dedicated converter will do the same since the files first have to be decoded before they can be reencoded, even if it is to the same format with different parameters.  Speed is not really the issue.  It is more a matter of simplicity since loading the files and setting new parameters is much more straight forward in a dedicated converter such as Pazera Free Audio Extractor.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] alternatives to goldwave?

and note that you want to convert a compressed format to a compressed format with different parameters.  It will take significantly longer for Audacity and, presumably Goldwave, to import compressed files before converting.  The files, at least in Audacity and, presumably in Goldwave, are not just imported, but there format is changed to some sort of format, perhaps wav, that can be easily worked with by the recording program.  So you are actually spending time to first convert the file to another format the program works with internally for editing and other work, then you are exporting the file again as a compressed format, thus taking the time to first uncompress the format and the compress it again. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] alternatives to goldwave?

There is a recording program called Audacity which you can use to convert files but the problem is the same as I believe would exist in Goldwave, that it would be much slower because the program imports and, after whatever is done, exports the file again.
 
Gene
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From: Keith S
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] alternatives to goldwave?

is there one called audicy or something like that.  I thought someone one list suggested that one.
 
Thanks for the pazerra info.
 
keith
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] alternatives to goldwave?

GoldWave is accessible, but it sounds as if you may be looking for a converter instead of an editor.  You can try Pazera Free Audio Extractor.
https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZUfdUZiIXbjJHGOk0EhAQ0L8T3Th7cfUt7
 
Brief usage instructions:
 
1. Press Control+O to add specific files to the list or Control+F to add an entire folder.
2. Select the output settings such as the format.
3. Select the output directory or use the default setting which is to use the source/input directory.
4. Press Control+E to convert the files.
Note, you can also find all of these options on the context menu when the list has focus by pressing the Applications key.
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:59 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] alternatives to goldwave?

Hi are there  any accessible alternatives to goldwave for manipulating audio files?
 
Would like to change batach convert several files in regards to frequency and bit rate.
 
thanks
 
Keith

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