Can I convert bit rate of an MP3 file without burning to CD and back again?

By foycur ยท 5 replies
Feb 20, 2006
  1. Don't know where to put this, so I"ll put it under software.

    I have an external drive where I've archived my CD collection at 320 kps to maintain the sound quality. I want to reduce the bit rate to something like 64 or 128 kps in order to put them on my MP3 player, since it's only 1 GB in size (it's a flash drive) and I can't afford 12+ MB size songs. The only way that I can think of converting them to a smaller size is to burn a CD, then turn around and rip it at the lower bit rate back to my drive.

    Can anyone tell me an easier way to compress them without having to burn a CD?
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,122

  3. foycur

    foycur TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 112

    Thanks, Spike. Much appreciated! I'm not sure by reading the link if it takes MP3's and reduces them without having to burn to CD and back again, but I"ll install it and take a look.
  4. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,122

    It converts MP3's to Wav, and then converts them back to MP3's again.

    Of course, it'll create them at the bitrate you tell it too :)
  5. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,310

  6. foycur

    foycur TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 112

    :unch: Funny that you sent me that post, because I found that link last night as I was googling around. Thanks for posting though. I haven't tried it yet, when I get some time to sit in front of this and experiment I'll give it a whirl. Thanks again!
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