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

    Feb 4, 2008
    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.

  2. stealthninja macrumors member


    Aug 15, 2006
  3. erwind thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2008
    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

    Feb 4, 2008
    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

    May 13, 2004
    The 51st State
    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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