How do i shrink an mp3 file??

  Thomo1 18:59 04 Mar 2005

I am wanting to transfer a music file off my pc onto my mobile phone.

How do i shrink the file so that it is not 7.8mb big???

Also i wnat to chop bits of it out and edit the lengh of it how also can i do this??

Is there an easy walk-through or free software out there, that any of you can recommend??


  TomJerry 19:15 04 Mar 2005

you can only "shrink" mp3 file by reencoding it with lower bitrate. This means lost quality.

dBpowerAMP Music Converter will do this nicely
click here

for for edit: Audacity 1.2.3 click here

  SANTOS7 19:18 04 Mar 2005

i use the dBpowerAMP, what a superb piece of kit does exactly what it says on the tin..........

  ICF 19:19 04 Mar 2005

You can edit with wave editor within Nero.

  Thomo1 19:20 04 Mar 2005

nero caused me a great amount of probs wheni had it 3 months ago!!!

thanks for the tools guys!

  ICF 21:33 04 Mar 2005

You did not mention that in your question :-(

  patso 22:53 04 Mar 2005

after running a scan with avg 7 using xp home with sp2 when i read the test results one came up c:\windows\system32\shell32.dll result change status changed.can anyone tell me what this means and did something change on mt pc that i did not know about for some or other reason.any help please.

  toni b 02:44 05 Mar 2005

Normally you can downlaod suitable software which will re-encode the mp3 into the correct size for that particular model of fone for example I use samsung software for my phone add mp3 file in to it then this well re encode it to the correct size. I Have used various other software according to the phone I had at the time from the manufacturer web site.Use the above suggested progs first to edit then use phone software to en ocde and upload to phone.Job done

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