Rip and compress MP3s

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Aranince, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    Currently on a weekly basis I rip, compress, and upload MP3s to a webserver for a podcast. I currently use Windows Media Player to rip them to .mp3s and use Winamp with the LAME encoder to compress it. How can I do this on a mac, preferably for free.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. Aranince thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Awesome! That's definitely better than what I'm doing now. Thanks! I can't wait to get my Mac.
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    iTunes.

    I do something similar and just use MP3 encoding at 32Kbps Stereo, and it works well. I take a 3 hour 80MB show and it becomes 20MB.

    TEG
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    64 kbps, Mono for me. ;)
     
  6. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Same. iTunes works just fine. That or AudioHijack Pro.
     
  7. TEG macrumors 604

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    It is actually mono, so it ends up being 16kbps.

    TEG
     
  8. Ghost Horses macrumors newbie

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    I've been trying to upload songs I've written to myspace. I've come to the conclusion that maybe I need to use something like Max also, but wasn't sure. Will Max work for what I'm trying to do?
     

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