Convert files to MP3 format

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#1

Hi There,

Does anyone know how to convert audio files to MP3 format?

Cheers


#2

With LAME :slight_smile:

It is the easiest way.

http://lame.sourceforge.net/


#3

thanks geno, shall give it a try, Cheers


#4

please try download wavepad. its free and can convert audio files to different formats.


#5

Go to dbpoweramp.com and download their software. Have been using their programs for years.


#6

Guess it has been a long time ago since I have been at dbpoweramp.com, as it used to be free - not anymore. Have excellent produces but was better when free.


#7

Simplest program and FREE as well is CD Ripper from Koyotesoft. The author keeps it and his other excellent FREE programs current.


#9

There are many ways.

Winamp http://www.winamp.com/ has a build in plug-in that let you convert any audio file to MP3.

Also here you can find a list with programs for this job. Choose one you like and use it. http://http://www.mp3-converter.com/mp3_converter_freeware.htm

Some of them give better qual;lity on convertion and some give better speed ,so the choice is yours.


#10

I’ve been using foobar2000 to convert from lossless to lossy audio formats for some time now. It has some excellent features.


#11

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
with it.

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…

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#13

Use FlexiMusic Mp3 Editor. It converts the audio from one file to another and the you can also do editing if you need.


#15

I also use foobar2k, great features,highly customizable,works great…
And the price is right…

flac> mp3, Lame3.98 -V2 (~190 kbps)…Sometimes -V5(~130 kbps) for wife’s portable…:slight_smile:


#16

Maybe I missed it but can I use any of the above listed sites to convert .rar files to mp3. Any-audio-converter did not work for me (of course, the problem may be that I’m using it wrong).

Please advise.


#17

A RAR file is a file compression format, just like Zip. You’ll need to extract the song(s) first from the Rar before you can try re-encoding them.

7-zip is a fairly useful freeware tool for extracting Rar files and also handles a variety of other formats, e.g. 7z, ARJ, ISO (CD image), etc. Once installed, simply right-click on the Rar file and select “Extract Here”. :wink:


#19

I also use Lame. It allows to convert files with high speed…


#20

[QUOTE=Nick.C;2181018]I’ve been using foobar2000 to convert from lossless to lossy audio formats for some time now. It has some excellent features.[/QUOTE][QUOTE=t0nee1;2190049]I also use foobar2k, great features,highly customizable,works great…And the price is right…
flac> mp3, Lame3.98 -V2 (~190 kbps)…Sometimes -V5(~130 kbps) for wife’s portable…:)[/QUOTE]Ditto foobar2000 + LAME for conversion to MP3. And if that is coming from a CD, then EAC + LAME.[QUOTE=vferrell2;2292077]Maybe I missed it but can I use any of the above listed sites to convert .rar files to mp3. Any-audio-converter did not work for me (of course, the problem may be that I’m using it wrong)[/QUOTE]Beware music in .RAR :eek:files. Unless the packed files are .WAV originals then they are probably already compressed and putting them in a compressed archive is just a way for unscrupulous folks to package a trojan along with the music.