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How to change the bitrate of an MP3?

by benjt / November 21, 2003 2:13 AM PST

Does anyone know how to change the bitrate of an MP3? It is currently at 11k and I would like it to be 48k. I have tried several programs unsuccessfully. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re:How to change the bitrate of an MP3?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2003 2:33 AM PST

Yes and no, all a program will do is make a bigger file. Unfortunatly when an MP3 is encoded at a low rate you can't get back what is lost, it's like cutting a piece of paper in half, throwing one half away and trying to turn it back into a full sheet of paper.

I have not tried this program -> http://www.nesoft.org/wav_mp3_wma_converter.shtml and you may be running a Macintosh.


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Re:Re:How to change the bitrate of an MP3?
by benjt / November 21, 2003 6:51 AM PST

I tried that program and it didn't work. It starts the process then dings and quits. It's not the first program to choke on this MP3. It plays just fine but maybe having a sampling rate of 11025 is the problem. Any other suggestions?

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Do multiple conversions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2003 7:17 AM PST

When I find one like that, I find some one-pass converters choke. Convert to .WAV then to MP3. Far too many tools out there.


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Why bother
by LucJs / November 30, 2009 5:10 AM PST

Like the other poster said, why bother? You won't increase the quality at all.

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