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Converting WAV to MP3... How??
Old 17th March 2011
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Converting WAV to MP3... How??

So now that I have a WAV file of my song on the desk top of my computer, I need to convert it into an MP3 or something so I can e-mail it. Right now it's a 12MB file that is simply to big to sent. Help me understand what I need to do to re-package this giant file into a nice tight bundle that can be easily accessed by some one on the other end of an e-mail.

Thanks everyone,

KT
Old 17th March 2011
  #2
you'll need a program to convert it. do you have any audio programs? even iTunes can do this. Open the wav file in iTunes, right click file and choose to convert to wav.
Old 17th March 2011
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Yeah, iTunes will be able to handle that beast of a file.

If not, there are hundreds of programs available. Google.
Old 17th March 2011
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12MB is actually pretty small for a wav file, I've met MP3s that are bigger. In iTunes go to Preferences/Import Settings to set your compressed file type/quality and then right-click on the song and choose Convert To MP3.
Old 17th March 2011
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I've been using LameFE for 10+ years now. It works great for WAV to MP3 conversion. The only bummer, and the reason why they call it lame, you need to reinstall it every time you close down the app. Its an untra fast install so it never bothers me. Give it a shot and see what you think.

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Old 17th March 2011
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Old 17th March 2011
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NCH MP3 converter. Download the Free Version

MP3 Converter Software. Convert MP3 files free on PC & Mac
Old 17th March 2011
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Google for Razorlame

It's fast, makes really good quality mp3s, and when you run batch a pile of them overnight you can tell it to shut down your PC when finished.
Old 17th March 2011
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I always just do this in iTunes, v fast and easy to do
Old 17th March 2011
  #11
Foobar2000 + Lame 3.94 codec

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Old 17th March 2011
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Originally Posted by Luc Sabourin View Post
NCH MP3 converter. Download the Free Version

MP3 Converter Software. Convert MP3 files free on PC & Mac
I quadruple this. I use it all the time. Excellent converter!
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