I enjoy creating MP3 (CD) discs from my existing audio collection. I use Roxio EMC7 to rip my CD’s and I always convert them to VBR, maximum (320) bit rate.
I use Roxio’s sound editor to cut off dead time at each end of a tune and, again, save the edited MP3 file at VBR. maximum bit rate. However, even though I am using the same program suite, the bit rate does not always match the bit rate reached when the song was ripped. Hence, the file size changes.
After I compile the play list I want to burn to the CD, I want to normalize it. This presents another, yet similar problem. Every normalizer I have tried seems to change the bit rate and hence the file size.
Is there an editing program I can use that will not change the bit rate of the MP3 file I am working on and, likewise, is there a good normalizer software out there which also will not change the bit rates of the MP3 files?
I have used Super MP3 Normalizer for example, that increases the size of the files. Then, when I try to burn my project, I find it is too large to fit on the CD and I have to sacrifice several tunes to get it to fit.
I used to use MP3BR Normalizer and it worked great. Maintained the bit rates and file sizes after normalizing but they appear to be out of business and I have lost the software due to a failed hard drive.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.