Hi all, I’m issues replicating the original quality of wma files and hope someone can help. Running version 2.0.3 on Windows 7 (Professional). So I have a number of wma audio files, which will not play on my iPod. For the record the reverse is true; purchased songs from iTunes and mp4 will not play on my media player (version 11 I think). Any I figured I could record and export to mp3 which both will recognize. But when I try recording the sound quality is slightly diminished, almost like muffled. It seems heavier in the bass and I notice some of the higher end sounds are altogether lost. Tried every manipulation I could think of, but can’t seem to get the Audacity sound to match the original wma sound. The best I got was with these configuration settings:
Audio Host: Windows Direct Sound
Output Device: Primary Sound Driver
Input Device: Stereo Mix (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC)
Project Rate: 44100 Hz, although there’s not much change here between settings outside the extremes
Also under Preferences/Quality I set both Real-time Conversion and High-quality Conversion to “Best Quality”. To be honest I don’t know what matters and what doesn’t. But if anyone knows the proper settings to capture a wma for the purpose of exporting to mp3 without changing the quality it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!