MP3 Quality Converter

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  1. capoditutti macrumors 6502

    capoditutti

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    Hi all,

    What fairly fast free tool can i use to convert a batch of mp3 files from one bitrate to another (lower), while outputting to a folder of my choice?

    CaPo
     
  2. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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    iTunes?
     
  3. capoditutti thread starter macrumors 6502

    capoditutti

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    How do you export a batch of converted files in iTunes into a folder of your choice, via the interface, not digging into the musc/itunes folder?

    CaPo
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Make a playlist and/or a group selection and convert.
     
  5. capoditutti thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that leaves the mp3 files within itunes, then i have to digthem out via finder. i was looking for a simpler solution

    cApO
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's not like you can't drag the songs out onto your desktop from the iTunes listing.

    I suggested Max as well.
     
  7. capoditutti thread starter macrumors 6502

    capoditutti

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    Excellente! Convert using itunes, and drag into desired folder. thanks Eidorian, now that's what i call a solution. Max looks good as well!

    Case Closed!

    cApO
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The only problem I've found with dragging from iTunes is that it chokes very easily when you try to copy more then 5-10 files.
     
  9. speedemonV12 macrumors 6502

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    would this conversion result in a loss of audio quality?
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The OP said they wanted to convert it to a lower bitrate, so yes.

    A lossy format converted to a lossy format is always going to lose quality.
     
  11. Carrot007 macrumors regular

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    The result would be a file of worse quality than if you had converted straight from cd to the desired bitrate but how much worse depends on what the mp3 you are converting from would be.

    That is why I only ever rip cd's to flac. I could however do with a larger ipod than the 30gb I have. (I use rockbox so I can play flac)
     

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