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mp3 question can anyone steer me right?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by zenarrrow, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. zenarrrow

    zenarrrow Regular member

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    I have an RCA lyra Very cheep mp3 player the most amount of songs I can get on their is around 24. How can I shrink the bit rate on them? I am clueless, I believe you can get more on there. Any help would be great Thanks ---zen-->
     
  2. dougal58

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    Hi zenarrow
    I have used acoustica mp3 to wave converter for some time now,You can reduce the bitrate to suit yourself,You may have to convert to wave files first then convert back to mp3 that's where you can change the bitrate.
    You can download a demo from here http://www.acoustica.com/mp3-wav-converter/
    Hope this helps.
     
  3. zenarrrow

    zenarrrow Regular member

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    WOW thats all greek to me I am just using my music match on my pc and go to portable device, I have to use another program?
     
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    Hi,
    It's very easy to use you should give it a try,
    It will be worth it,Very easy to use.
     
  5. zenarrrow

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    OK i will give it a try. But your in this with for the long haul..LOL. Will you help me through it? ( I am not very comp literate, these forums have helped me through a lot) I will download the trial version. Then if I like it I will buy it. Also I have all my music on my music match will they be able to convert? Thanks dougal ---zen-->
     
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    zenarrrow Regular member

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    I don't get it, this is what I have done, down loaded my cds on to my music match on my pc hooked up my mp3 player it will only let me get 24 songs can I get more without buying more software?
     
  7. billwebso

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    In Music Match go to file>convert. Select your mp3 files from the browser. Make sure your convert selected tracks to is set to mp3. Under this option you'll see a little slide bar. Slide it to the left to reduce kbps (this is quality and will reduce your file size. You probably don't want to make it less than 96kbps as you will really be able to notice the reduced quality. 96kbps is considered FM radio quality.
     
  8. billwebso

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    Oh, how many mb is your mp3 player?
     
  9. zenarrrow

    zenarrrow Regular member

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    It is only 128
     
  10. billwebso

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    You should be able to fit almost 3hrs on it with 96kbps files
     
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    Hey billwebso I didn'y see your first response How do I convert selected tracks to mp3? Thanks for the help.
     
  12. billwebso

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    Under "Convert selected tracks to" Choose MP3. Under this you will see a slide bar. Slide it to the left until it gets to 96 kbps the press start which is right below where it should now say 96 kbps.
     
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    OK I have My music match open where is "convert selected tracks"? Do I need to put some on the play list window? Thanks
     
  14. billwebso

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    In the future, or as a possibly easier way follow these steps.

    1. COPY FROM CD
    2. SELECT TOOLS
    3. SETTINGS
    4. SET RECORDING FORMAT TO MP3
    5. SELECT NEAR CD QUALITY
    6. CLICK OK
    7. THEN START COPY

    Then you will have the MP3 files at an acceptable size for MP3 player.
     
  15. billwebso

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    Choose file in the upper left hand corner this will bring up a menu. Choose convert files.
     
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    OK for now on when I copy from cd I will do that. I did click file, then convert files. A screen came up that says music match file conversion. Sorry what do I do next? I can't get anything into the highlight files to be converted box. soory for all the pain.
     
  17. billwebso

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    choose the folder that your mp3 files are in and then click select all.
     
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    OK I think I got. First of all thanks for all your help. When I click "start" a file conversion error comes up and says "out put file already exist do I want to delete this file and continue" that won't delete all my music will it?!!!! Also if I ever want to burn a cd can I convert it back for the time being?
     
  19. billwebso

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    Change the file names or chose a different folder to put the converted files in if you want to keep the original files unaltered.


    You could use either the original files or converted files to burn to CD.
     
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    So if I change the file destination to another folder the source file will stay the same in cd format? That way I can keep my music in mp3 and cd format? Thanks
     

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