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NewsForge: Editing WMA files with Audacity

Dec 27, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Colin Beckingham)

"Audacity is a fine open source audio editor, but it cannot currently edit Windows Media Audio (WMA) files. There's nothing open about either the API or the codec for the Windows Media Audio format, so the Audacity Developer Team is taking its time before attempting to incorporate direct import, editing, and export of these files. But if you have WMA files you need to edit with more precision than Microsoft's tools allow, Audacity can still help.

"Ideally we would simply convert the WMA files to some more convenient codec and get on with the editing. But it is not quite that simple. Some WMA files are copyrighted, in which case there is no way to legally edit them..."

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