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O.D. - Posted - 07/07/2019:  05:18:49

I need a recommendation for what codecs to use on a win 10 machine.
My recording programs are not able to convert and save .

JoeDownes - Posted - 07/07/2019:  09:32:36

You should not use any codec for recording or mixing. That means uncompressed .wav or .aiff files. It's best to record in 24 bit if your hardware supports that. Codecs are only meant for distribution of the final mix when size might matter.

Edited by - JoeDownes on 07/07/2019 09:34:35

O.D. - Posted - 07/07/2019:  10:39:34

Yes Joe.
I should have been more specific. when importing some audio files my program will not recognize the file
I should convert the files to wav ,then import. That's where I need the codec to do the conversion.

JoeDownes - Posted - 07/07/2019:  11:07:58

What codec is it that you want to convert to wav? Here's a link to a popular open source tool.

Fre:ac is an open source audio converter that should convert most codecs.

It currently converts between MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats.


O.D. - Posted - 07/07/2019:  12:41:37

Hi Joe
Band in a box automatically converts files for use within BIAB and also allows rendering to a format of your choice wav, mp3 and others.
Audacity wont allow importing a non recognized file, same with Win media player, usually occurring with a prompt box suggesting non proper codecs.


JoeDownes - Posted - 07/08/2019:  01:24:46

Audacity can import mp3 out of the box (the latest version 1.3). It can also import other codecs by installing ffmpeg.

O.D. - Posted - 07/08/2019:  03:50:40

Thanks Joe
I came across the ffmpeg prospect while researching the codec issue
Thanks for the link


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