I tried posting this question in the software forun, but given no response I concluded it must be the wrong forum. Sorry if I’m violating any rules for posting here as well. On my computer, I rip my audio to WMA lossless using EAC, but I keep coming back to an error where when EAC tries to start WME it flashes the DOS screen but doesn’t convert. I then have to manually convert (for now, just do it in WMP) and then edit the file info in WMP as well. That all started when I upgraded to MCE, so I assume it’s related. I’ve tried WME beta, but didn’t help.
Second question, when I convert media files for playback on my Sansa e260 I’ve been using dbpoweramp or WMP to convert to WMA 98% (slightly smaller than 320kbps mp3) but noticed that my files still require conversion when I sync. My player supports wma and mp3 up to 320kbps (I’ve transferred lossless to it, but I prefer a larger quantity since there’s not a big sound improvement and the files are typically 20-25MB and I only have 4GB total). What would be the recommended program and settings for conversion? I have trouble with dbpower amp and mp3 as it seems they’re making it harder to do such rips. Is there a link for the Lame codec? Any recommended lossy settings?
Sorry for the long and convoluted question (and the many abbreviations). TIA for any help you can provide. Abd again, sorry for cross forum posting I was just sinking and thought this was the place to post this.