173. Can the RealTracks WMA files be converted to WAV files, and are these the same WAV files that are shipped with the Audiophile version?

No, you cannot convert the wma files included in most Band-in-a-Box® packages to the wave files included in the Audiophile packages.

Converting the compressed .WMA files to .WAV files IS possible by using the Install button in the RealTracks or RealDrums Settings dialog. This can improve the RealTracks generation speed a little, however it is not recommended that you do this for the entire RealTracks folder due to the large amount of disk space this requires (about 10 times more space than the .WMA's). The sound quality will be exactly the same as if you were using the .wma files, since audio data has already been lost by compressing the wma's in the first place. On the other hand, the Audiophile wave files have never been compressed.

Alyssa - PG Music