'buntu 8.04 Program to Convert .wma to mp3

Alan Dacey Sr. GrokIt at ajinfosearch.com
Sun Dec 6 23:34:04 GMT 2009

On Sunday 06 December 2009 02:18:33 pm Tony Sivori wrote:
> I have an Olympus digital voice recorder that records files in wma format
> only. I already have the necessary codes to play the files, but I want to
> convert them to mp3 so I can edit them with Adacity.
> My OS is Kubuntu 8.04, with all updates installed.
> I've tried OggConvert and it won't convert wma files. So I installed Sound
> Converter. When I try to start Sound Converter from the multimedia menu,
> the program fails to start.
> Starting it from the shell didn't work either, but at least it provides a
> message:
> tony at invalid:~$ soundconverter
> SoundConverter 1.0.1
>   using Gstreamer version: 0.10.18, Python binding version: 0.10.11
> required gstreamer element 'decodebin' not found.
> A google of the error suggests that I might need to install lame. I would
> have gone ahead and done that, but I seem to recall a lot of posts saying
> lame messed up system sound. Adding to my concern is that Adept failed to
> recognize lame as a dependency, or maybe Adept didn't install lame for a
> reason.
> Suggestions are welcome.

VLC will do what you want.  Start at Media --> Convert/Save

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