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    Compressing Music

    I know I've asked this before but it's kinda different.

    I have like 9GB of music on my PC and I want to compress it to a lower bitrate to add onto my 8GB iPod.

    Does anyone know of any compression programs which will keep the file info? as in artist etc.
    Blaze MP3 Pro just puts the artist name in the title with the song name so i'd have to do it manually, and 2000 songs would take a kinda long time.

    looking for it to be 'free'

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    audacity

    do you mean reduce the bit rate? that reduces the quality of the song and size

    try:
    google.co.uk/sea…l=1

    im sure one of them will be free to use, I used to use one ages ago cant remember what its called now though.

    Absolute mp3 Splitter is very good, not sure it keeps tag info, but you could try it out, it's very fast and low profile

    [SIZE=3]The dBPoweramp Music Converter should allow you to perform this evil deed.[/SIZE]
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    AugQX;3347414

    Absolute mp3 Splitter is very good, not sure it keeps tag info, but you … Absolute mp3 Splitter is very good, not sure it keeps tag info, but you could try it out, it's very fast and low profile



    Just what i was gonna say.

    As you say it is to go on your i-pod I assume you use i-Tunes. So let i-tunes do it.
    Open i-Tunes.
    Click "EDIT"
    Select "PREFERENCES"
    Under "GENERAL" settings
    Click on "IMPORT SETTINGS"
    Select a lower bitrate "128kbs" should be enough, then click "OK"
    Close preferences tab.
    Then in "Music" Library Click "EDIT"
    Click "SELECT ALL"
    Then right click mouse and select "CREATE MP3 TRACK"
    This will then convert all of your tracks to the lower bitrate.
    Then you will have a copy of the music library at the lower bitrate.

    Yeah iTunes will do it no probs. Just make sure you change bitrate.

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    pugw$sh;3347504

    As you say it is to go on your i-pod I assume you use i-Tunes. So let … As you say it is to go on your i-pod I assume you use i-Tunes. So let i-tunes do it. Open i-Tunes.Click "EDIT"Select "PREFERENCES"Under "GENERAL" settingsClick on "IMPORT SETTINGS"Select a lower bitrate "128kbs" should be enough, then click "OK"Close preferences tab.Then in "Music" Library Click "EDIT"Click "SELECT ALL"Then right click mouse and select "CREATE MP3 TRACK"This will then convert all of your tracks to the lower bitrate.Then you will have a copy of the music library at the lower bitrate.


    Can only see "Create AAC Track"

    Is that it?

    Leave the music as it is. If you convert them to a lower bitrate, it'll sound considerably worse than it would if it was ripped directly from CD at that bitrate. Your best bet is to use Windows Media Player, if it's possible, to sync the music to the device. It can recompress as it syncs, but it'l only store the recompressed version on the iPod, leaving the original intact, and undamaged.

    Better burn it on couple of dvd's! lowering bit rate reduces the quality a lot. Don't waste it.

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    Thanks guy ive sorted it
    Will rep you all.

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    jorro69;3347815

    Better burn it on couple of dvd's! lowering bit rate reduces the quality … Better burn it on couple of dvd's! lowering bit rate reduces the quality a lot. Don't waste it.


    Aye i'll burn the originals to DVDs.

    I have 150 courtesy of boffer 8-)

    Maybe it is just me (and dxx) but leaving a few songs is worth the added sound quality (noticeable even on an ipod)
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