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Old 06-06-2005, 06:18 PM   #1
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Is it possible to change the filetype of a windows media file? If so, how do you do it?
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Old 06-06-2005, 06:20 PM   #2
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Just rename it. You have to make sure that viewing of filetype extensions is allowed.
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Old 06-06-2005, 06:25 PM   #3
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(Sory for double posting) How do I make sure that viewing extensions is allowed?
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hmmm not sure if this is what you wnat exactly...

open my documents (or whatever folder your in) and click tools at the top > folder options > click the view tab > and just below the bit about hidden files it says "hide extensions for known file types" change that.

if its a windows media audio file (.wma) you get lots of freely available converters to change it to mp3 or whatever. Im not so sure that just renaming the file would work. depends what you want to get it as i guess.
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Yeah, if you want to change the file type, just changing the extension won't work. It will still be the same file type but will open as the new file type which won't work. Get a converter. There are plenty around. Do a search at download.com or something.
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Yeah, if you want to change the file type, just changing the extension won't work. It will still be the same file type but will open as the new file type which won't work. Get a converter. There are plenty around. Do a search at download.com or something.
Thats right you can rename it but renameing the ext will produce a Windows warning message.
You need to convert it.Download.com/Multimedia section.
This applies to every file in existence.*.*** can be 1.***.
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