Ask: What u use to convert MP3 Bitrate?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by erwind, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. erwind macrumors newbie

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    hi guys... need some advice. what do u guys use to convert MP3 Bitrate without erasing its ID-Tag? I have a lot 320bps MP3 that i need to convert into 128bps, to save some of my HDD space.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. erwind thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh? iTunes can convert an MP3 to another MP3 only to change the bitrate? :eek:

    i didnt know that! i tought it can only import from CD Audio.
    thanks for the info, will try it soon!
     
  4. erwind thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh no....

    iTunes can't really convert it. It creates a new MP3 files (with the same name plus -1 behind it) with the desired bitrate.

    i need to only convert the bitrate without having to create a new MP3 file. is there a way to do that? because i have like.... well, 208.6 GB MP3 in total (thousands of MP3...)! :eek:
     
  5. macffooky macrumors regular

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    No there isn't and re-encoding MP3 to MP3 will have a dreadful effect on the sound quality. Infinitely preferable to rerip them from the source CDs or "reacquire" lower bit rate copies.
     

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