Mac app to convert MP3 file to lower bitrate/size??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by burningrave101, May 3, 2008.

  1. burningrave101 macrumors 6502

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    I need a Mac app for converting an MP3 file to a lower bitrate (128kbs) so that the file size is smaller and it will stream better online in a flash MP3 player. Any suggestions on something that's preferably freeware??
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    iTunes can do it. In Preferences --> Advanced --> Importing, set the options to "MP3 Encoder" and "Good Quality (128 kbps)". Then right click in iTunes on the file you want to convert, and choose "Convert Selection to MP3".

    Ideally you'd start from the highest quality source you have (like a WAV or AIFF file rather than an already-compressed MP3 file of 160 or 192 kbps), but work with whatever you've got.
     
  3. burningrave101 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! I'm still new to OS X so didn't know that iTunes could handle it so easily.
     
  4. reddrag0n macrumors 6502

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  5. Leetut macrumors newbie

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    there is no Importing option in Preferences --> Advanced in the year 2013

    can anyone tell me how i can re encode mp3 320kb to 128 on mac please?
    needs to be a simple/working solution
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    Set iTunes to 128kbps and then right click on the song and select Create 128kbps version.
     
  7. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    "Import Settings" are now found on the "General" tab of iTunes Preferences.
     

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