I promised, so here you are. Turn your older music files into MP3 so you can play them on Windows music player or others, and on your mobile equipment like phones etc...
I'm assuming you've got your files already on your PC - in Windows format, that you've downloaded and installed the free convertor...(Switch Sound File Convertor - google it!) Here's a link to download it (make sure you choose the right download for your system/PC or Mac:
It's preferable to have already created a Dossier to receive the transposed MP3 files on all the equipment you want to use later, just call it "MP3" or similar, and it's necessary that every file has its own title, things like "track 1" etc risk to be repeated, and the programme will not register them. If you've got lots of files like that you'll have to change the titles (just add a letter or a figure/symbol). Best thing is to have uploaded to your PC using Windows or another player that registers the title - to do that, you'll have to be online. These are the common ones in us at least for Windows......and...
1. Go to the convertor programme, follow the instructions which are quite simple.
2. Click "Add files" and then select the files you wish to convert. I did 60 or 90 at a time, I also chose in "Options" to have the files sent directly to the pre-prepared Dossier.
3. Make sure that the "convert to" is set as "MP3" then click on "convert" and wait.
The procedure can take quite a while depending on size and quantity of files, but it will work.
You may be asked (if you haven't set the Options correctly) various questions - just reply to them...!
4. When you're finished, check the receiving dossier and try one or two of the files. They can still be played on Windows Media Centre, or Real, but you should check that they are correct for your mobile equipment. Now you can even put music onto your friends mobile equipment - who knows, maybe they'll pay you a bit for the service....or at least give you a kiss and a cuddle...!
Why all this...? Well - I don't need it for my phone, I use that for calling people!
I do need it for my newer Television which is equipped with a "USB" entry, but only in "MP3" format. This means that I can use my Television as a music player as well, in stereo and it works extremely well. Now I can swap from the TV images or a "diapo" slideshow to music, with the TV remote.
It's useful at table to listen to chosen music or simply let it play in the background when you've got guests, without having to go and change the discs .....lets you concentrate more on the next course, or the next bottle, and your guests!
To date I've got some 500 files, of all sorts of music, which gives me around 23 hours of music - all on a simple little USB key!
None of the meals "Chez mr le Marquis" actually last quite that long.......not quite!
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