need to reduce mp3 - file size

I need to reduce the file size on a selection of mp3 (poss mp3pro) in prep for upload to my host,all images etc are squashing niceley but the tunes are huge - using nero 7 with mp3 converter plug so sssllloooowwwwww

  Gongoozler 07:45 02 Jun 06

I haven't tried it, but as mp3 is already a lossy compression, I doubt that you can reduce an mp3 file size without further degrading the quality of the music.

  dms05 07:58 02 Jun 06

I asked the same question here in April and had a perfect reply. Take a look click here

hi dms, so what did you go for, theres quite a few - doesnt nero have any tricks

  dms05 09:06 02 Jun 06

Direct link click here

  Freddog™ 09:09 02 Jun 06

Err, I use WMA over MP3 even on my MP3 player as they are smaller files with the same quality

  leo49 09:15 02 Jun 06

You've already got Nero so no need for other programs.

click here

The above Nero link to downloading their Audio tutorial will show you how to re-encode the MP3's to a lower bit-rate.

  dms05 10:54 02 Jun 06

Freddog - WMA are smaller than MP3 but still huge. The link I gave takes you to a program that will convert files down to any size you want (ie 320kbps to 32kbps which is only 10% of the original size). It's also very simple and you don't need to read a tutorial to use it! If you really have to have small files then this is a good way to achieve them.

ok ive tried converting to wma - ive tried a lower bit rate, only chipping at them realy. so dms gonna try it , is it a trial version or full blown

ok, had a go with both, the NCH swith is very easy but i didnt think the results reall differed,i found with nero you can do all this from with in the wav editor - i both cases a bit rate of 96 just about halved the file sizes - sticking with the nero ithink....thanks all for your helpull replys

  Hantemucin 11:09 31 Jul 07

I know a cute program with batch conversion mode, reduces up to 80 %.
It has predefined conversion modes, which helps you to decide how much to reduce the size.

Also converts wav files to reduced MP3 files.

click here

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