How do you convert WAV files to Text files?

May 16, 2012 2:46am CST
for all the techie ones! need your help. I need to convert WAV files to text. Anyone here who tried this one? Thanks!
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@topffer (33785)
• France
16 May 12
The easier way to convert a binary file to ascii is to use uuencode. It is a standard utility on Unix/Linux computers ; you can download a free Windows console version here -- at the bottom of the page -- : http://www.bastet.com/ I am on a Linux machine and I have not tried this one. The standard uuencode version offers a '-m' option using a base64 encoding that I recommend for a best compression. To convert back to binary the text ascii file created by uuencode, use uudecode, provided in the same archive. Have a good day.
16 May 12
Please tell me how to convert my wav file to text using uuencode. I downloaded it already and visited the website of base64 but I don't know how to do it. Thanks for your help.
@topffer (33785)
• France
16 May 12
Put uuencode in the same directory than your wav files, open a console window -- learn how to do it under Windows here : http://www.c3scripts.com/tutorials/msdos/open-window.html --, jump to the directory of your files to convert -- by typing by example 'CD \WAV\' if your files are in a directory named 'WAV' -- and then the syntax is : uuencode name_of_the_file_to_convert.wav name_of_the_file_converted.txt
@owlwings (39047)
• Cambridge, England
16 May 12
UUEncode is a method of sending ANY binary file as a text file. In the days when all that many bulletin boards and email systems could handle and transmit successfully was ASCII text, it was a way of encoding all of the (then) possible 256 binary codes into the 64 available characters of the ASCII code. There are a number of other methods of encoding which achieve the same basic object - of being able to transmit a full range of binary codes via the strictly limited medium of ASCII characters. Their application is somewhat specialised and has limited usefulness these days when binary files are quite easily transmitted in their unencoded form.
@mervyn07 (437)
• Singapore
16 May 12
You can use a voice recognization software like dragonica, and play the wave file to let the software do the conversion, but please take note that it is not 100 percent correct, you still need to make some amendment
16 May 12
thanks I will check the site!