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Craig, James (IT)
2005-03-15, 09:02
Aynsley,
I think that dbPowerAmp could do that. There is a converter type plugin
for it.

I used it to convert all my .ogg files to .mp3 when I realised how
limiting ogg files are.
(ha ha couldn't resist that given the other discussion going on!)

James

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Blake
Sent: 15 March 2005 16:01
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Subject: [slim] Slightly OT: Converting MP3 bitrates

This is a bit OT, but I'm looking for a utility for mass converting MP3
files.

I have about 8500 tracks, all MP3 all 320kbps, all tagged and set up as
\artist\album\tracknumber - trackname.mp3
I want to find a utility which I can point at the root of this directory
structure and leave for a while. When I come back, I want to find a
duplicate directory structure with all the same mp3's in the right
places but re-encoded at a lower bitrate (so I can easily copy them to
mp3 player/cd for the car). I know this can be done with Musicmatch, but
only on a single folder basis.

The utility must be windows based and preferably free.

Hope this all makes sense. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Aynsley

Karel Tromp
2005-03-15, 10:43
An other solution might be foobar2000. This little program has
build-in masstagger functionality and can convert to several other
formats.

See www.foobar2000.org

Karel


On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 16:02:30 -0000, Craig, James (IT)
<James.Craig (AT) morganstanley (DOT) com> wrote:
> Aynsley,
> I think that dbPowerAmp could do that. There is a converter type plugin
> for it.
>
> I used it to convert all my .ogg files to .mp3 when I realised how
> limiting ogg files are.
> (ha ha couldn't resist that given the other discussion going on!)
>
> James
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Aynsley
> Blake
> Sent: 15 March 2005 16:01
> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [slim] Slightly OT: Converting MP3 bitrates
>
> This is a bit OT, but I'm looking for a utility for mass converting MP3
> files.
>
> I have about 8500 tracks, all MP3 all 320kbps, all tagged and set up as
> \artist\album\tracknumber - trackname.mp3
> I want to find a utility which I can point at the root of this directory
> structure and leave for a while. When I come back, I want to find a
> duplicate directory structure with all the same mp3's in the right
> places but re-encoded at a lower bitrate (so I can easily copy them to
> mp3 player/cd for the car). I know this can be done with Musicmatch, but
> only on a single folder basis.
>
> The utility must be windows based and preferably free.
>
> Hope this all makes sense. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
>
> Aynsley
>
>