View Full Version : Re-encoding .wav files

03-11-2007, 11:40 AM
Hi, I converted some mp3 files to .wav using CDEX, but when I tried to then make an audio cd, it said that the bit rate was wrong, that it must be 16 bit. Can someone please direct me to a FREE .wav encoder so I can re-encode my wav files FROM 32 bit?? TO 16 bit. Thanks for your help. A.

03-11-2007, 11:50 AM
The EXP range of software works well, the Audio Converter says its shareware, but I,ve been using for ages with no worries, all products located Here (http://www.expstudio.com/products.htm) and they are really easy to use.

03-11-2007, 12:03 PM
For years, I have been using Riverpast .wav to .mp3 conversion software for my needs: http://www.riverpast.com/en/prod/waveatmp3/

It is free, though I am not sure of its ability to change the bitrate.

Cheers :)

03-11-2007, 01:32 PM
Even windows media player 11, or Nero burning can convert straight from mp3 to normal .wav cd format, I've used both and occasionally Sony Sonic stage and Sonic record now will work too

03-11-2007, 02:42 PM
Re-encoding should be avoided whenever possible as every encoding loses information. CD audio isn't compressed so you would basically be decoding an MP3, re-encoding it (losing quality) then decoding it again. What you really want is to have a program resample the WAV to make it appropriate for CD burning.

Any half-decent CD authoring program should do this for you without even needing to ask. You should be able to find a free CD authoring program that will handle this. I use K3B but that won't run on Windows so you'll need to google for something that will.

04-11-2007, 12:14 AM

Free and totally kick ass