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Best WAV to MP3 converter

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike LS, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. Mike LS

    Mike LS Supporting Actor

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    I need a program to convert WAV files to MP3. I've recently reformatted my machine and I didn't think to write down which utility I was using at the time. Something like DB Poweramp or something.
    It worked OK, but I found that if I gave or emailed someone an MP3 that I created with the program, the recipient's computer could not figure out what program to open the file with. They always had to manually associate their MP3 player with the file. So I wasn't too happy with that part of it.

    Just a note, I don't need to go from CD to MP3, I need to convert from custom WAV files to MP3, so an audio grabber program like EAC isn't what I'm needing (unless it does this as well).
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    I've always found CDEX to be the best all around frontend tool.

    -Vince
     
  3. Jedd

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  4. Steven K

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    Definitely use LAME...
    it's open source too!
     
  5. Kimmo Jaskari

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  6. Mike LS

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    OK, I checked out the r3mix site and wound up downloading the WinLame program.

    Seems good so far. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  7. Joe Hsu

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    I was going to suggest r3mix as well, and I would suggest using EAC as your client (if you're ripping CDs) and then LAME as the encoder. Check out the alt preset standard...
    Here's a helpful guide.
    g'luck [​IMG]
     
  8. JeffTodd

    JeffTodd Stunt Coordinator

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    What would be yall's recommendation if I want to go from MP3 to wav? I know, kinda off, but I want to jack with the sound file itself.

    Thanks.
     
  9. Joe Hsu

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    Jeff, if you go to the link I posted in my last post, and just go to the main website, he discusses decoding, and suggests using a plug-in called MAD, and gives links that explain why it's so good.
    Enjoy. [​IMG]
     
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  11. Kimmo Jaskari

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    MP3 Decoder is also rather nice.
    Winamp does a good job too if you don't want to bother with installing a separate application.
     
  12. Patrick_L

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    don't use lame if you intend to play mp3 encoded cd's on a Panny RP56. player tends to skip/stutter on lame-encoded mp3's.
     
  13. Rob Gillespie

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    Patrick - I've given Lame-encoded MP3 CDs to people with the Panny RP91 (not sure how similar it is to the 56) and found that they had to be in Joint Stereo to work properly.
     

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