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why am I getting mp3s too big?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by karshi7, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. karshi7

    karshi7 Guest

    Hi. I'm on a Win ME system, testing out Roxio 'mp3 CD project' in their EasyCD (version program but not burning, just ripping some CDs to hdd as mp3. The result sounds fine, except I see that the mp3s are average 10MB - and other formats I've done simply copying CDs with Windos Media Player only 2 or 3MB. I thought mp3s are sposed to be 10% of the size. Any idea please what I could be doing wrong? WGH
  2. tigre

    tigre Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2003
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    AFAIK Windows Media Player compresses to WMA (lossy) on default when extracting CDs. It seems like the bitrate of WMA is something low (e.g. 48 or 64 kbps) in your case while the mp3 encoder is set to something like 256 or 320 kbps (or high bitrate VBR).

    For best results use Exact Audio Copy (superiour error detection/correction) with lame 3.90.3 as external (= user defined) mp3 encoder and --alt preset standard (or --alt preset fast standard)

    A guides you'll find here:
    Lame 3.90.3 you can get at http://rarewares.hydrogenaudio.org .
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2003
  3. karshi7

    karshi7 Guest

    Thanks very much. I've downloaded it and will have a go.

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