mp3 MPEG2 convert to MPEG1 with itunes? How? Help Please!

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  1. SuperGreenSol macrumors newbie

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    Hi all!

    I'm needing to take some mp3's that I have in itunes that are MPEG2 Layer 3 and then convert them down to MPEG1 Layer 3....is this possible? Can someone help me out/walk me through it or recommend some tools that might be able to help me out? Thanks!

    Tyler
     
  2. nattyz macrumors newbie

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    mpeg2 layer 3?

    donno what ur talkin bout, but thats just me.

    only heard of mpeg2 = video aka. DVD

    you have sound stipped from video?
     
  3. SuperGreenSol thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mp3's can be encoded with various levels of data, ie, MPEG 1, 2, or 4. You can check on this by selecting a file in your itunes library and doing a command - I on it. on the right hand side it will list this information under FORMAT. I'm trying to figure out how to strip some that are in MPEG2 down to MPEG1, specifically so that I can use them as ringtones for a phone...seems the phone will only support mp3's that are MPEG1 format...:rolleyes:
     
  4. nattyz macrumors newbie

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    all my mp3s are mpg1s, nvr heard of any "music" files i.e. mp3s that were mpeg2. but i guess you have some.

    sound like ur on a mac, so i donno if you can do this, but try a simple re-encode on a program like musicmatch or lame (dont know any mac equivalents). you could try .mp3->.mp3; or .mp3->.wav->.mp3. this should give u a "normal" mp3 (mpeg1).

    i used to use a program called azid w/ besweet GUI w/ all kinds of audio functions (a little harder to use tho).

    these are all on windows of course. maybe macs can use musicmatch jukebox? all you do is: File-> Convert Files...-> select ur dirs and filetypes...viola

    maybe this helps?
     
  5. nattyz macrumors newbie

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    o ya, and where did you get these mpg2 mp3 files? just curious
     
  6. theBB macrumors 68020

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    I just came across this tool. Among its features, it lists what you want:

    http://www.eca.cx/ecasound/features.php

    Please let us know what you think about the tool if you decide to vie it a try.
     

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