How can I split WMA files easily?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Lawrence, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. Lawrence

    Lawrence Guest

    I ripped some CD audio lectures into WMA files using
    Windows Media Player so I can download the lectures onto my
    portable audio player.

    Some lectures are very long and I'd like to split the
    resulting WMA files into multiple smaller files.

    I'm not having much luck with this. All of the programs I
    find seem to operate solely on WAV or MP3 files. I'd rather
    not go through the hassle of converting and re-converting
    the WMA files.

    Can anyone recommend some simple software to split WMA
    files? Freeware software is preferred, but at this point
    I'd consider anything.

    Thanks.
     
    Lawrence, Dec 28, 2004
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  2. Lawrence

    Amrro Guest

    DivX Operational Player V1.2 can help you, search it in google.

    Amrro
     
    Amrro, Dec 28, 2004
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  3. Lawrence

    Amrro Guest

  4. Windows Media File Editor is what you're looking for.
    You can find it with Windows edia Encoder.
     
    Marco Zara [MVP - Digital Media], Dec 28, 2004
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  5. Lawrence

    Lawrence Guest

    Thanks Marco and Amrro. I appreciate your prompt and
    informative replies.
     
    Lawrence, Dec 28, 2004
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  6. You actually need a tool called "windows media file editor", it's not
    available stand-alone, it's part of the WM Encoder package (12MB)
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/9series/encoder/default.aspx

    Once you've installed the encoder, it's on the Utilities menu that is
    placed in your programs list. It's actually quite simple to use, just
    provide a punch-in and punch-out time and then use "Save As and Index"
    rather than "Save and Index", so you're saving segments to new files.

    There are instructions on using it here :
    http://www.plattsburgh.edu/technology/it/help/streamingmedia/mediafileeditor.php

    Cheers - Neil
     
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Dec 28, 2004
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  7. Lawrence

    Lawrence Guest

    Thanks for the info, Neil.

    I must say, this feature/capability seems like something
    that should be easier to learn about. It's frustrating to
    have to wade through tons of fluff (e.g., Download skins!
    Download visualizations!) and not be able to find out
    something functional and useful.

    I don't know if you MVPs have influence over the folks who
    maintain the site, but I'd recommend they mention the
    usefulness of the editor more prominently.

    Thanks again for your help.
     
    Lawrence, Dec 28, 2004
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  8. Well, it's not really part of the player. Not that many average users
    of the player will need to split/join files you see. It's actually
    part of the encoder package.

    The encoder is a much more comprehensive way to encode and muck about
    with WM files, and is intended for content producers and power
    users.The WM player has basic (one-pass) encoding abilities for eg tv
    and cd content but that's about it.

    I guess if you've ended up on the WM Player page (you're seeing skins,
    vis's etc) then you're on the wrong page ;-)

    Cheers - Neil
     
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Dec 28, 2004
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  9. Lawrence

    Tracer Guest

    It appears that WM File Editor isn't very frame accurate from where yo
    enter your markers - when entering the start and stop times of the cli
    and then use "Save As and Index" you get an offset of about a second o
    both ends


    -
    Trace
     
    Tracer, Jan 5, 2005
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