Well it’s already all over the blogs so I better share before it gets fixed!
You need to obtain a version of MusicMatch Jukebox v6.1.
Install it then go to file -> convert
Open the folder with your .wmas ( make sure to select .wma from .wav at bottom ) select what you want to convert and select an output folder ( by default it will overwrite your current wma’s.
Q: Does this work with Napster?
Q: Do you need to uninstall napster or reset any settings?
Q: Do you need any other program for this to work?
Q: Why am I seeing the converted files as 129kbps?
A: Not sure but when you convert to .mp3’s it will auto turn it back into 128kbps
Q: Do you lose any quality?
A: Not really sure here, the method it uses is not quite 100% confirmed yet. From my observations it works like any true record program but with a much faster record speed ( wierd huh ) if you notice when it is converting it will give the song duration and duration completed. Most true converting programs ( Virtousa ) do not do this since they do not record.
Q: Can this method be fixed?
A: Possibly if it works like I said above it will be a major loss for the music industry since it will not beable to be fixed ( all you would have to do is update the input wma codec for musicmatch ).
The encoder is about 5 years old we don’t know for sure if you lose quality or not.
MAKE SURE YOU SELECT A NEW OUTPUT FOLDER OR ELSE IT WILL OVERWRITE YOUR PROTECTED WMA’s.
Ask questions people and enjoy! MAKE SURE YOU GET v6.1 of MusicMatch!