There are many times many software packages that will convert .wav to .mp3
Those using the LAME algorythm are best for mp3 files that will be encoded at a bitrate higher than 160Kbit/sec.
Below 160K LAME is probably not the best choice.
what I personally use is “SwitchSound” by NCH, but don’t confuse my saying so with anything resembling an endorsement, it’s simply the software with the easiest to deal with user interface that I have
come across… so far.
Trust me if I find something easier to use I’ll use it instead.
Switch sound will convert to most other compressed codecs, but since 95% of my compression is to 320kBit/Sec CBR mp3’s I can’t really comment on it’s functionality doing other than what I do
BTW, you can download a “test” version of the software that works with full function for a ten day trial period.
After that 10days is up it still works, but there are some settings you cannot change and functions you cannot access, but it still works…