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Old 01-14-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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WAV to MP3

Some sites like last.fm will not allow you to upload a wav file , and since ableton will not export directly to a .mp3 file there is a need for a converter.

I downloaded a trial of 'Advanced MP3 Conversion' which allows you to convert five files for free. Before I purchase the full software , I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for better converters?

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Old 01-14-2014, 08:22 PM   #2
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Re: WAV to MP3

Just grab audacity I'd say
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

It has lots of import/export options, and you can make some cool samples in it with the right know how.

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Re: WAV to MP3

I use Audacity, it's free software and you can do more than just converting if needed.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

And here is the mp3 plugin: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help...all&i=lame-mp3

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Re: WAV to MP3

Ahhh yeah lame MP3 encoder is probably pretty handy too.

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Old 01-14-2014, 08:31 PM   #5
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Re: WAV to MP3

Thanks guys , am downloading Audacity now

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Old 01-14-2014, 09:32 PM   #6
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Re: WAV to MP3

If you have trouble getting the FFmpeg to work with Audacity, you could download LAME Front End which I think comes with LAME MP3 Encoder (as the backend). It gives you full control over MP3 settings and comes with presets too. it's freeware. Also foobar2000 audio media player comes with conversion commands so you can do FLAC or MP3 or OGG or OPUS or AAC or whatnot. Useful if you get sick of MP3's limitations and upload to soundcloud or whatnot.

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Re: WAV to MP3

thanks for the info , I used audacity once earlier with good results.

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Re: WAV to MP3

I know you found your answer, but I want to post this for anyone else who's looking for the quickest way to convert audio. Pazera Free Audio Extractor does whatever you want with literally one click. I use it for WAV to mp3, and I personally think it's better than audacity because there's no rendering or whatever involved, and this one works very quickly (way faster than iTunes would).
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Re: WAV to MP3

Open iTunes.

Change import settings to WAV.

Import the WAV into iTunes.

Change import settings to MP3 (320 kbps)

Convert WAV to MP3.

Drag to desktop.


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Old 01-16-2014, 02:40 AM   #10
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Re: WAV to MP3

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Open iTunes.

Change import settings to WAV.

Import the WAV into iTunes.

Change import settings to MP3 (320 kbps)

Convert WAV to MP3.

Drag to desktop.

Yup, that's what I do a lot. Maybe there's some more efficient methods that my hole in the ground hasn't allowed me to see, but iTunes is pretty effective, haha :p. That, and iTunes does have the pretty high-quality AAC format, so it's great for conversion without losing quality. Of course, they're mp4 files soooo

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Re: WAV to MP3

I use this "MediaHuman Audio Converter" and think it was free. Fast, few clicks, any format.
But today I noticed that it comes out as joint stereo [on 320kbps .mp3], and could not find to change that in preferences.
I think i try Audacity too

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Old 01-16-2014, 11:30 AM   #12
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Re: WAV to MP3

Another vote for Audacity (if you're looking for a freebie app).

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Re: WAV to MP3

Thanks everyone that replied.

Im not a big fan of itunes. Audacity has everything I need so far and its been working great.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:35 PM   #14
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Re: WAV to MP3

VLC works too, actually you can encode all types of video with it too if you know what you're doing. its really quite powerful
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Re: WAV to MP3

I use winLAME if I want a really quick conversion. Couldn't be simpler.
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Re: WAV to MP3

I recommend dbpoweramp Music Converter for a freeware.
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Re: WAV to MP3

I use foobar2000 with the LAME plugin. It's probably faster if you go with Audacity or something else mentioned here, but it's an option.
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Re: WAV to MP3

If you get an MP3 front end, then you can usually disable the joint stereo MP3 encoding setting which collapses certain bass frequencies to mono and often makes the music sound crappier. Set it to stereo or even dual mono instead of joint stereo and you're in business. Also, you can set it to 320 CBR and disable copyright bits and all the other stuff that uses up quality bits.

But really, these days most portable players can play at least ONE format that's an improvement upon MP3 whether it's FLAC or MP4/AAC or ALAC or whatnot.

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I use XLD but it only available for Mac. It is free however and super powerful:

http://tmkk.undo.jp/xld/index_e.html

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Re: WAV to MP3

+1 for dbpoweramp,I think it's very good.

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