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    JRH is offline
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    MP3 - I need a beginners guide

    Never thought I'd say this, but.....I want to make an MP3 recording.
    This will be my first adventure into MP3. I want to make an old school rap cd for new years eve.
    On my pc, I have audiograbber and WMP - Do I need something different?
    Best quality is not my objective! Decent is just fine.
    Some step by step instructions would be nice.

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    all around good guy Jim Clark's Avatar
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    step 1-decide what tracks you want

    step 2- use Audio Grabber to rip each file to your hard drive-it will help to save them all to the same folder

    step 3-fire up your encoder, which I assume is what the WMP is for, if not I'd recomend you download lame and a simple to use front end like Razor lame.

    step 4-decide what bit rate encoding you want to use. The higher the number (320), the more it will sound like the original file. Too low (128 and below) and I think it sounds like caca. My preference would be 256 or 192, depending on how small you want the files to end up. Remember that higher is better

    Step 5-add the files you wish to encode and specify your output folder, or where you want the files to go.

    That's all there is to it.

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