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    How To Compress Mp3 Files??

    hi!!

    i am planning to put my mp3 files on a site.. my problem is some of my mp3 file size is just too big..

    how should i compress it?? can i do it using winamp or media player?? or do i need to download some other software??

    please help.. and thank you!!
    whateva i do i do it quick so i can do somethin' else!!


    >> in need of very specific instruction!!

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    Mp3's are a lossy format, meaning all that can be cut out of it without losing audible sound has already been done... so you cant really compress an mp3, I think I tried to zip one once it comes out the same size.

    You can however use the bitrate setting when creating the mp3 to get it smaller. 192 is usually the lowest you will want to go before you can start to hear the loss of quality.

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    yes.. thats the one.. some of the bitrates i have were reaching 500 thats why its large in filesize..

    ..only i dont know how's the process to lower it.. say i have the mp3 with me with 500kbps.. how should i do it (the lowering process) using winamp or media player?? is it possible in these softwares to do that or do i have to download something??

    ..my superthanks waylander!!
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    >> in need of very specific instruction!!

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    The latest version of media player might be able to do it... but winamp probably wont.

    The ideal place to set the bitrate is when the mp3 is first made... did you create the original mp3? or did someone else? the program used to either convert or record the mp3 itself should have the setting.

    Trying to change it after the file is already made is a bit cart before the horse styles, theres probably a program that can do itm if there is I dont know what it is and a free one is going to be even harder to find.

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    http://www.blazemp.com/compress_mp3_files.htm
    Try this software. U have to reduce the bit rate using this software and thats how u compress it

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    thanks waylander and raviganesh!!
    problem solved!!

    i come accross with this site.. its a simple instruction for compressing mp3s using only limewire and a sound recorder in your pc (under accessories)!!

    for those interested: http://www.angelfire.com/journal/compress/

    its okey if your not a serius audiophile and it has very limited features..

    thats why im downloading "blazemp" now!! it looks cooler!!

    thanks again waylander and raviganesh for giving me a reply!! i learned from them!!
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    >> in need of very specific instruction!!

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    actually, I think the best converter is dpAmp converter! It as loads all existing codecs, CD ripping, and more!

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    thanks, you helped me tonight- have been struggling for hours on how to send someone a mp3- have been able to reduce size from 14MB to 5MB which I can email! :-)

    Fay

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    Hi, I know a way to compress MP3 files without quality loss. There is a tool called "Bigasoft Audio Converter". I find it in Google and it is quite helpful for me.

    The tool can also help:

    Compress MP3, FLAC, WAV, WMA, M4A, AIFF, MP2, OGG, AC3, RA, AU and etc to smaller file size as well as keep the same audio format.
    Compress WAV to MP3, AC3, M4A or AU with almost no loss of audio quality.
    Compress FLAC to MP3, M4A or AC3 with high audio quality.
    Compress AIFF to M4A, MP3, AC3 and more audio format.
    Compress M4A to MP3, WMA, AC3, RA and etc.
    Compress WMA to MP3 with smaller file size.
    Compress PCM, M4B, MPC, QCP, AMR, AWB, TTA, CUE, APE and etc to MP3.

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    How to compress MP4 filea???

    Any idea???

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    You could use winFF (search for it) to compress your MP3 in to MP4 format audio files which are about half the size of regular MP3.

    If you are looking at just content delivery (get sound engineering manual out... *Ahem *Cough)

    you can strim an mp3 in various ways, you only need 44.1khz or better rendering for the capture of the audio, you can get away with 22.5khz or more for playback of stereo audio

    Having bit rates above 128kbps is an overkill, you can get as low as 96kbps bit rates and still retain a good quality audio rendering, another method of compression is to use Variable Bit Rates (VBR) encoding, this has its advantages over Constant Bit Rates (CBR) but in some players VBR formats are not a crystal clear as they could be.

    If you want average quality audio for streaming of content, you can get away with 22.5khz @ 56kbps with minimal artifacts. 80kbps will give a better quality rendering.

    Please be aware that you will have some people telling you that they can hear the difference between 44.1 khz and 48 khz recordings, this is utter rubbish because the human ear can not hear above 22.5khz, well women are generally accepted to be known to have a higher range, up to 24khz frequency rates. That is a biological fact.
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    oh ,the site is very cool.

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    you can get as low as 96kbps bit rates and still retain a good quality audio rendering

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