thanks for the suggest JD, got the tool ( always room for another ) and will give it a try. “CoolEdit 2000” converts WAV to MP3 quite well for an EOL application.
Found YAMB, which I’m sure was part of earlier reference here, but it choked on it not liking the audio stream, shrug
Actually I started extract ( conversion ) using “Media Converter SA Edition” and we’ll see how that winds up first.
Appreciated - OP, close OTP thread now if needed