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Old 03-09-2005, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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reencoding mp3s

hey all. don't know if this question has been answered before, but if it has i have no idea how to search it.

my brother just sent me his band's cd, which i appreciate, but the thing is that all the songs in it were encoded at 320 kbps. while this sounds great, it takes up a ton of space, and i personally don't hear that much of a difference between 320 and, say, 192 kbps.

so my question is, is there any good way (besides burning it to a cd and ripping it back) to cut down the sampling rate?

also, if there is some sort of special process that does this-- will it resample the sound and encode it again, or will it just "skim" the extra kbps from the top?

or, to put it another way, if i encoded a song from a cd to 192 kbps, then re-encoded it to 128, then re-encoded it to 64, would that sound worse or the same as if i had just encoded it to 64 kpbs originally?
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Old 03-09-2005, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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MP3Recode should do the trick.

BTW, Google is your friend.
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Old 03-09-2005, 04:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hey c'mon-- this is the first thread i've started, and it was a question i couldn't think of a way to phrase without posing a coherent question

i think everyone deserves at least ONE stupid thread
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Old 03-10-2005, 03:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hey c'mon-- this is the first thread i've started, and it was a question i couldn't think of a way to phrase without posing a coherent question

i think everyone deserves at least ONE stupid thread
i agree with you. I would say more but feel that it has also been said and also i never thought about reencoding a song to a lesser bitrate, now can you do the otherway? i always thought that that would be impossible but if i'm wrong please correct me.
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Old 03-10-2005, 04:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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hey c'mon-- this is the first thread i've started, and it was a question i couldn't think of a way to phrase without posing a coherent question

i think everyone deserves at least ONE stupid thread
I didn't mean anything by the comment. I was just sort of saying how I obtained the information. I post some dumb stuff myself. Once again, I didn't mean to be mean.
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Old 03-10-2005, 06:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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A simple program that only involves you right clicking on a file and to convert is called "dBpowerAMP Music Converter". Works like a charm. As for a utility software program that does anything and everything with sound files, I highly recommend Cool Edit Pro 2.
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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...i never thought about reencoding a song to a lesser bitrate, now can you do the otherway? i always thought that that would be impossible but if i'm wrong please correct me.
nope, keep on thinking it's impossible. please.

*shudders*




while i'm sure it's somehow an inaccurate comparison, just think of whether you can ADD bits to a jpeg.

in other words ... once it's gone, it's gone.
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Old 03-11-2005, 01:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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nope, keep on thinking it's impossible. please.

*shudders*




while i'm sure it's somehow an inaccurate comparison, just think of whether you can ADD bits to a jpeg.

in other words ... once it's gone, it's gone.
Such a shame though, after i got all these songs from a friend who encoded them only with at 58 biterate.

Oh sorry for making you shudder.
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