#1
i have 1096 songs on my computer and it takes up 20.44 GBs. about 1/6 of my songs are 126 kbps, but then they get higher and higher, eventually reaching 1411 kbps. i have a file converter, and i'm using it to change the bit rates. i know absolutely nothing about this, so please help me.
i'm leaving the file types as .mp3, and for the encoder settings, it gives me all this crap below to do. i made it as thorough as i could, just to make sure that i don't do something wrong and lose mah musicz.

Constant Bitrate (CBR)
Biterape (kbps): [can select between 8 and 320]
High quality encoding (slower) [checkbox]

or

Variable Bitrate (VBR)
Minimum Bitrate (kbps): [can select between 8 and 320]
Maximum Bitrate (kbps): [can select between 8 and 320]
Quality (Higher quality = Larger file) [can select between 0 (highest) and 9 (lowest)]

and also it has these two other things

Stereo Encoding
[can select Stereo, Joint, Force, Mono]

and

Error Protection
Include CRC to detect errors [checkbox]

if someone can help me with this since i'm such a n00b, i'd really appreciate it.
#3
google WinMP3shrink

it's what i use

works great
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#4
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google WinMP3shrink

it's what i use

works great

NO SCREW YOU MY INTERNETZ R 21.6 KBPS I R NOT HAZ TEH TIMEZ
#5
Jesus, 20 GB? Ive got nearly 600 songs that take up just over 2.
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you're an idiot
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#9
wow... those are huge... i have 6000+ songs taking up 30 gbs...
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#11
OLOLOLOLOLOL

This is as much as I'm going to help you.

Seriously though how does 1096 songs take up over 20GB?! 7000 only takes up about 20.
#13
About 3000 songs on my PC takes up 14 GB. Sorry i have no advice for you.
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you're assuming I'm male...

again you're an idiot
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#16
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just tell me what bit rate to do without them being crappy quality
i only have 165 MB of storage left on my computer.
#17
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just tell me what bit rate to do without them being crappy quality
i only have 165 MB of storage left on my computer.


128 kbps is normal.
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#18
20 gig for 1096 songs.....?

Wow....
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you're assuming I'm male...

again you're an idiot

holy crap, chillax.
#20
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you're an idiot...again

look it up on google or some tech forum...it's not that hard
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#21
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i only have 165 MB of storage left on my computer.


Buy an external hard drive. Then you can have all the quality you want.
#22
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You really know how to sweet talk people

And wow, you're computer must be really ****ed up I have almost 5700 songs and it takes up about as much space as yours does.
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#23
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128 kbps is normal.

so if i lower them all to 128 kbps, they should all be fine? also, i have several songs that are between ten and twenty five minutes; will it make them not as good quality?
#24
128 kbps = cd quality... so do that... plus that's normally what your cpu should be set at.

Bit rate has nothing to do with the length of a song except how much memory it will take up to maintain the level you set it at.
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Quote by hethamulburton
128 kbps = cd quality... so do that... plus that's normally what your cpu should be set at.

Bit rate has nothing to do with the length of a song except how much memory it will take up to maintain the level you set it at.

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#26
Plus, most audio players cannot actually put out a bit rate over-- 192 was a number I heard once. You can set it as high as you want, but the player will only be able to play it at a lower level, which is why one recorded at 140 kbps sounds very close to one at 100000 kbps, the player can only put out so high.
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#27
wrong! 320kbps is probably the highest quality you can get without making the files huge

192 is also good, if you're a bit tighter on space, I either use 192 or 320.
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#28
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wrong! 320kbps is probably the highest quality you can get without making the files huge

192 is also good, if you're a bit tighter on space, I either use 192 or 320.


320 is max, but you really can't even tell the difference between 128 and 320. And yes 128 is standard... so save some space and go with that or get an external hard drive.
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#29
flac is where it's at. i prefer to keep everything as uncompressed as possible. if u must though vbr mp3 is probs best. i dont know what audio player you have, but 320 should be suitable for you purposes
#30
Wow. I have 1700 + songs and it takes ~8GB. Most of them are 192kbs wma.
#31
Quote by hethamulburton
320 is max, but you really can't even tell the difference between 128 and 320. And yes 128 is standard... so save some space and go with that or get an external hard drive.

You're tone dead if you can't tell the difference between 128 and 320. There's a huge difference. I generally can't stand anything under 192, and 128 is pretty noticeable compression.
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#32
Yeah these idiots that are telling you too encode them at 128kps are retarded,At 128 you lose alot of clarity in the cymbals,and the highs get all digital sounding.Never go below 192kbps...if your really hurting for space then try 160kbps and see if that sounds good to you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit_rate#Audio_.28MP3.29

Whoever said most players are limited to 128 is wack...nothing is limited to nothing,you must be confusing the standard cd sample rate which is 44.1.

BTW...I have 330 songs at 1.98 GB...using mostly 192kbps encoding.