[X Newbies] downloading and playing sounds

Chris Beamis beamis at drizzle.com
Sat Dec 14 19:19:28 PST 2002

On Friday, December 13, 2002, at 07:49 AM, Michael Winter wrote:

> On Friday, December 13, 2002, at 12:25  AM, Chris Beamis wrote:
>>   Does anyone know if there is a utility to convert from .wav
>>   to .aiff?  I've been looking but got skunked so far.
> iTunes will do this. Under iTunes->Preferences go to the "Importing" 
> tab and select AIFF encoder. Then just import the files.

I selected the AIFF encoder.  But when I click File->Import, and then 
choose the directory which has the .wav files, they
are all grayed out.  I also tried dragging one of the .wav files into 
the iTunes executable icon like you suggested
below.  The sound snippet ended up in the iTunes library, and I could 
play it, but I couldn't figure out how to change it
into a .aiff file.

I finally figured out how to option-> left click the .wav files when in 
Explorer so that they will download properly like
Steve Rogers suggested.  He said I could use Quicktime pro to do the 
conversion.  When I double click on the .wav
files, it brings up a little Quicktime box with controls on it so that 
I can play the .wav file.  But I can't find which QT
feature to use to convert from .wav to .aiff.

Partly there,

>>     When I double click it to play it a little window pops up
>>    explaining that I can't play the file because some *.IETemp
>>    file is missing.
> Have you tried just dragging them into iTunes to play?
> -Mike
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