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best app for audio file conversion?

Chaotic DescentChaotic Descent Registered User regular
edited December 2006 in Help / Advice Forum
I dunno what I'm doing wrong, but I end up with MP3's that are much too large, considering the music is from SNES games. VBR should be able to find something better, right? I dunno... I don't know... uh... I mean... I know with normal music, 128kbps sounds like crap compared to 192kbps...
so anyways... I gotta convert these files from .SPC (which can only be played in like, WinAmp with a plugin) to WAVE then to MP3...
it's not all just .SPC... there's also a few... uh... maybe MP3s that I wanted to edit. so I gotta convert to WAVE, edit, then convert back. I think I lost my WAVE editor.

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    RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    You could give Audacity a try, but you'll have to download the LAME codexs also to get MP3 functions to work (I think there's a link to LAME on the Audacity website).

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    Chaotic DescentChaotic Descent Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Ruckus wrote:
    You could give Audacity a try, but you'll have to download the LAME codexs also to get MP3 functions to work (I think there's a link to LAME on the Audacity website).
    hrm... interface was hard to get used to. couldn't figure out how to move the playback selection, and it wouldn't select anything at first.

    now... is there no way to set how it exports the MP3? great. seems I can't save it as anything except 128KBPS. PASS! NEXT! -_-; see, I ASK specifically because I don't want to do the whole trial-and-error thing.

    I also have some .OGG music files that I'd like to convert so I can play them back on my MP3 player. (which sucks and only has 256MB, and chews through non-rechargable AAA batteries)

    bleh. rocket science.

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    ThornMartinThornMartin Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Once you give Audacity the path to the LAME library, you can change the MP3 export Bit Rate under Edit->Preferences (in the File Format tab).

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    Chaotic DescentChaotic Descent Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Once you give Audacity the path to the LAME library, you can change the MP3 export Bit Rate under Edit->Preferences (in the File Format tab).
    hm... well that's 1-up. no VBR option though, huh? I also wasn't sure what bitrate was best for these SNES music files. they SHOULD be fairly low bit, but I don't know how to figure it out... maybe the app I used before knew what it was doing.

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    robaalrobaal Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I haven't used Audacity, but if it has limited options for encoding with LAME you can always choose them from the command line (just get the .exe version of LAME if Audacity uses the .dll one) or you could use RazorLAME which is a front-end for LAME and lets you set the options with a GUI.

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