ripping mp3s

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by stoid, Jul 1, 2002.

  1. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    #1
    How can I quickly rip an aiff to mp3?? I have QuickTime Pro. I know that I can take it into iTunes, burn it to a CD and re-import, but what other (Preferably free) mp3 rippin' programs are out there?
     
  2. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    #2
    In the dropdown menu "advanced" in iTunes, theres a thing that says "convert to mp3..."...whats wrong with that?
     
  3. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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    is there any other mp3 player other than itunes? maybe one that is faster (if that's even possible)?

    *used to be a soundjam user*
     
  4. cb911 macrumors 601

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    rip aiff to mp3? do you mean convert aiff to mp3?

    you only rip stuff from CDs don't you...?
     
  5. stromie952 macrumors regular

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    The finest aiff to mp3 encoder I have used is the LAME encoder. It is a command line program, but there is an applescript to run it from iTunes.

    You can get LAME from http://www.mp3dev.org/mp3/.

    The applescript I use is available from http://www.blacktree.com/scripts.html.

    The encoder is fairly slow on my iBook 500, but is alright on my Dad's Quicksilver 733.

    The quality is the best I have ever heard in an mp3 with decent bitrate as well, depending on the style of music.
     

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