Frequently Asked Questions about Smart WAV Converter

Q. What is the deference between Smart Wav Converter and Smart Converter PRO?

Q. Which Operating Systems can Smart Wav Converter be used with?

Q. How do I convert WAV to MP3/OGG?

Q. Can I Purchase Smart Wav Converter without a Credit Card?

Q. Can I order Smart Wav Converter on a CD?

Q. What if I purchase SWC and my computer crashes? Will you provide me with another copy?

Q. What is the difference between the trial version and the purchased version of SWC?

Q. Do you provide technical support for SWC?

Q. How do I remove Smart Wav Converter from my system?

Q. Why convert WAV to mp3?

Q. Which MP3 encoder does Smart WAV Converter use?

Q. The CDs OF DIS-CONTENT : How to convert wav files to mp3

Q. CD ISSUE : Is converting wav files to mp3 legal?

Q. THE BURNING DRIVE : The wav to mp3 conversion

Q. Ripping quality : What you need to convert wav files to mp3

Q. I can't find my question here!

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Q. What is the deference between Smart Wav Converter and Smart Converter PRO?

A. Smart Wav Converter converts WAV to MP3 format. Smart Converter PRO converts between MP3, WAV (compressed and uncompressed, PCM, ADPCM, IMAADPCM), WMA (Windows Media Audio 9), OGG Vorbis, MP2, RAW audio(A-Law and U-Law), VOX, AC3, G.721, G.723, G.726, G.729, MPC and GSM.

 

Q. Which Operating Systems can SWC be used with?

A. Smart Wav Converter has been successfully tested on all versions of Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP

 

Q. How do I convert WAV to MP3/OGG?

A. Step 1, Press the "Add File(s) ..." button to add WAV files. Step 2, Press the "Convert" button to start converting WAV files to MP3. That's all.

 

Q. Can I Purchase SWC without a Credit Card?

A. Yes. The following paying methods are available:

  • International Money Orders
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Q. Can I order SWC on a CD?

A. Yes. Order Smart Wav Converter on CD now!

 

Q. What if I purchase SWC and my computer crashes? Will you provide me with another copy?

A. Of course! Just drop us a line if you accidentally have erased it.

 

Q. What is the difference between the trial version and the purchased version of Smart Wav Converter?

A. The trial version of Smart Wav Converter is full featured but it processes 60% of the files.

 

Q. Do you provide technical support for Smart Wav Converter ?

A. Yes. If you need help or information please contact us. We'll be glad to assist you. Please visit our Support Center. All questions are answered promptly.

 

Q. How do I remove Smart WAV Converter from my system?

A. Simply uninstall it by 1) Clicking on Control Panel 2) Click on Add/Remove Programs 3) Choose Smart Wav Converter.

 

Q. Why convert WAV to mp3?

A. The advent of the personal computer as an audio and visual entertainment medium that enables the delight of movie-viewing, listening to music and engaging in video games is not one that could have been foreseen by its inventor over 100 years ago. Only the problem of different media formats and their transmission threaten this idyllic situation.

For instance, what do you do if you want to listen to those favorite audio CD numbers you got a decade ago on your MP3 player, or on your computer or share them on the Internet with your friends? Far from junking them, you can now use wav to mp3 software, upload them to your computer and enjoy them to your heart's content.

So how does wav to mp3 conversion work? The answer lies in the fact that your software first needs to convert the audio files to a waveform (wav) file format, the preferred medium that program files processing digital audio waveforms work in. This is stored in the hard drive installation on your computer. Wav supports many bit resolutions, sample rates and channels of audio but a wav file is too large to be transmitted over the Internet The size of a wav file is usually the same as the audio file size you copy, typically 40MB. Your software therefore uses a wav to mp3 converter to encode the same file into a compressed MP3 format, which becomes more compact at 4mb, or even less. Your audio files can now be transmitted over the Internet and you can in the same way download audio files to listen to the tracks and numbers you like on your computer.

The advances in wav to mp3 conversion technology have, almost miraculously it would seem, enabled most media formats to be encoded for transmission over the Net and for use on the majority of entertainment media.

 

Q. Which MP3 encoder does Smart WAV Converter use?

A. Smart WAV Converter works with LAME. For information about LAME please visit www.mp3dev.org

 

Q. The CDs OF DIS-CONTENT : How to convert wav files to mp3

A. If the idea of using a wav to mp3 converter to transfer your audio CD music to your computer baffles you, or if are a first time user, these simple steps will take you through the process without any hitches.

First, you need to check the packs of the CD burning hardware, the wav to mp3 converter and CD recordable you intend to purchase to ensure they are compatible with each other. You need not purchase a CD-R drive as a capable CD-ROM will do the job for you, but it must complement your computer hardware. Make sure there is sufficient RAM to enable the burning process, as CD burning is process-intensive task that is greatly enhanced by the use of a powerful computer.
Now you insert the CD you wish to record in the CD-ROM drive but there are two ways to convert your audio CDs on your computer.

The first is to instruct you software to create a wav file before conversion to MP3. Here, the software converts the audio data on your CD using the CPU, hard drive and memory of your main computer, ignoring the CD-ROM. This enables you to use the software program to enhance sound quality and eliminate background noise.

Alternatively, you could rip your audio CD directly to a MP3 file format, by clicking on the rip button, but this could compromise on sound quality unless you can perfect it by a series of trial and error measures. Experienced users tend to prefer the sound quality enhancement obtained from wav to mp3 conversion.

To minimize chances of problems when you are converting wav files to mp3, close all non-essential programs and avoid working on the computer. De-fragment your disk drive at least a month.

In a few simple steps you can enjoy the encoded MP3 file on your computer or over the Internet.

 

Q. CD ISSUE : Is converting wav files to mp3 legal?

A. The increasing number of lawsuits filed against persons downloading music from certain Internet sites not authorized to distribute music has fuelled the lively debate between the public and the audio companies.

It is not illegal to convert music you own to wav files or convert wav files to mp3 provided it is originally stored in a physical form like a CD. Similarly, down loading music from an Internet site that promotes an artiste, who hopes his music is appreciated enough to encourage listeners to buy his CDs, and has agreed to the distribution of his music in the MP3 form is quite legitimate.

The problem occurs when copyrighted music, not approved for distribution using wav to MP3 conversion, is shared in any form whatsoever, as is in the case with certain Internet sites that permit illegal downloads of copyrighted music.

Illegal as it may be, fraught with the risk of impending lawsuits, file sharing on the Net is nevertheless a very popular activity. It uses programs that are called P2P or peer-to-peer, and some new file sharing programs employ unique methods ensuring anonymous use to counter the threat of legal action.

A file-sharing program in itself cannot, of course, be termed illegal provided it is used for legitimate wav to mp3 conversion, as approved by copyright, and for exchanging documents. In actual fact, however, most traffic on unapproved networks is used to transfer copyrighted movies, music and computer programs, which of course is illegal.

There is, nevertheless, an ever-growing multitude of popular P2P exchange file exchange programs that attract many users. They are listed on the Internet, and are slightly confusing, not only because there are so many of them, but also because they use different networks. Despite that legal implications, many users have worked through the maze, avoiding sites loaded with spyware and adware, to find several sites that list almost any popular tune or song for download. Convert music you own to wav files or convert wav files to mp3 provided it is originally stored in a physical form like a CD. Similarly, down loading music from an Internet site that promotes an artiste, who hopes his music is appreciated enough to encourage listeners to buy his CDs, and has agreed to the distribution of his music in the MP3 form is quite legitimate.

The problem occurs when copyrighted music, not approved for distribution using wav to MP3 conversion, is shared in any form whatsoever, as is in the case with certain Internet sites that permit illegal downloads of copyrighted music.

Illegal as it may be, fraught with the risk of impending lawsuits, file sharing on the Net is nevertheless a very popular activity. It uses programs that are called P2P or peer-to-peer, and some new file sharing programs employ unique methods ensuring anonymous use to counter the threat of legal action.

A file-sharing program in itself cannot, of course, be termed illegal provided it is used for legitimate wav to mp3 conversion, as approved by copyright, and for exchanging documents. In actual fact, however, most traffic on unapproved networks is used to transfer copyrighted movies, music and computer programs, which of course is illegal.

There is, nevertheless, an ever-growing multitude of popular P2P exchange file exchange programs that attract many users. They are listed on the Internet, and are slightly confusing, not only because there are so many of them, but also because they use different networks. Despite that legal implications, many users have worked through the maze, avoiding sites loaded with spyware and adware, to find several sites that list almost any popular tune or song for download.

 

Q. THE BURNING DRIVE : The wav to mp3 conversion

A. The quality and capability of the hardware you use is one of the most important factors, along with the wav to mp3 conversion software you buy and the power and speed of your computer system, that will ultimately determine the success and quality of your audio file conversions.

If your CD-ROM drive supports Digital Audio Extraction (DAE), you need not spend more buy a CD-R drive. Not all CD-ROM drives are good enough to convert audio files from wav to mp3 though, so make sure you get one that is equipped with a modern Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics (EIDE) interface.

If you intend to use your CD-ROM intensively to burn a multitude of CDs, it might be better for you to invest in a Small Computer Serial Interface (SCSI) connection instead. It certainly enhances the CD burning process and though die-hard SCSI fans won't use anything else, the cost involved really does not merit the benefits obtained from the additional outlays, especially since recent EIDE devices are almost as capable.

Make sure that the type of connection used by your CD-ROM is compatible with the hardware of your main computer. The speed, storage space and RAM must all be adequate to meet the needs of CD burning, which is a process-intensive task. The efficiency of the entire process is greatly improved using a powerful machine.

No matter what wav to mp3 converter you choose, ensure it is compatible with your CD burning hardware. Remember that the ripping process copies digital data directly from the CD, while recording involves playing audio from the CD through the computer sound card to record that signal in digital format. The former is faster and results in fewer errors, as nothing is lost in translation, but the latter cause distortion in sound due to the transfer in data from analog to digital and back.

 

Q. Ripping quality : What you need to convert wav files to mp3

A. For you to get the best out of your wav to mp3 converter, your software needs several built-in features to produce quality audio conversions. Make sure yours is well equipped to handle the process without over-whelming you with specific software detail.

The installation, set up and use must therefore be simple and the feature set intuitive and user friendly. It must be equipped with a powerful wav to mp3 converter, that employs easy to use settings you establish before recording, to convert your audio CDs from wav to mp3 formats at enhanced speeds. A good encoder will let you set the speed rate.

For good results, you need a variable bit rate, which employs a set of complex procedures to optimize the audio quality of your conversions but will also increase file size. The standard bit rate for recording CDs is 128kbps, though some programs allow more for better audio quality, or less, to record voice only files that do require high quality.

Most programs include a low pass filter. This weakens the high frequencies in the output media file, so use it only if sound quality is not an issue, for example with radio talk show voice files that are recorded at a low bit rate.

Your software should enable wav to mp3 conversion of individual tunes or quick batch conversion of multiple tracks and allow user defined track fragments to be converted as well. It must be capable of supporting multiple CD drives as data sources.

Some software programs can automatically update the label on your MP3 tracks from Internet sites like FreeDB, saving time, organizing data and facilitating track retrieval, provided that the labeling standard is compatible with your software and hardware.

Look out for other features like easy decoding of most channel modes such as mono and stereo and re-equalization of sound if needed. Many programs also come equipped with bonus features like printing CD covers.

 

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A. Please, don't hesitate to ask us at support@smartwavconverter.com or fill our feedback form.

 

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