anyone know a quick way to do this?

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anyone know a quick way to do this?

Post by stallos » Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:05 pm

Hey Troops


I have maxed out the hard drive on my laptop and was thinking of turning all my WAV files into MP3s to save a bit of space.
I am sure it has performance issues for me as I have been getting the odd click and glitch, sometimes with only a few tracks. I do need more RAM for sure as I've only 512 just now.

My specs are Intel Centrino 2.0, FW audiophile and XP sp2

I have backed up all the wavs onto my desktop.

I was wondering if there was a way to multi- convert all the files to MP3 without having to open each one individually in my wave editor (cool edit 2)and "save as"

I dont really have any cash to spend otherwise I'd probably get an external FW HD.

Anyone got any suggestions...

cheers
Stal

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Post by hambone1 » Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:15 pm

I'm not familiar with Windows, but Peak does batch processing.

Honestly, though, scrape up the dough and get a USB external drive... even a 20-30 gig drive from eBay.

It will probably cost less than the audio editor.

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Post by stallos » Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:22 pm

cheers Hambone


Maybe there is some kind of capture and playback tool I could use to record the process as some kind of macro.


Will think about HD, do you think this will have better impact on performance than say another stick of 512 RAM. I cant afford both right now so looking for the largest gain in performance I suppose...

thanks

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Post by louZ » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:04 pm

You can use Razorlame as a front end for the Lame codec, to batch encode WAV's to MP3. Available for free.

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Post by forge » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:06 pm

louZ wrote:You can use Razorlame as a front end for the Lame codec, to batch encode WAV's to MP3. Available for free.
yep, was going to say that too, I use razorlame all the time, it's very quick and uses the lame codec so the quality is fine.

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Have a Look through some of these

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Post by B » Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:30 pm

hello,

cool edit does batch processing.

>file>batch processing>add files> convert to> ....

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Post by louZ » Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:46 pm

On a side note: if you're looking for a good, fast ripper for your CD's, try Audiograbber. It's free.

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Post by stallos » Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:52 pm

nice1 fellas


i will give the batch processing in Cool Edit a try when I get home and failing that will have a go with the RAZORLAME codecs.

appreciate the help

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Post by clipperer » Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:55 pm

music match jukebox converts many files at once. you can try ...

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Re: anyone know a quick way to do this?

Post by gomi » Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:40 pm

stallos wrote: Anyone got any suggestions...

cheers
Stal

doesn't live just turn mp3's back into wavs when you drop them in a track?

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Post by louZ » Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:04 pm

clipperer wrote:music match jukebox converts many files at once. you can try ...
i tried the demo before and in the scanning process it chopped off parts of many MP3's throughout my collection. i think it was music match jukebox anyway... :x

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Post by motionsiren » Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:35 pm

Why not get an external harddrive? Don't sacrafice audio quality.

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Post by motionsiren » Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:37 pm

Oh... another idea.

Download a Linux "Live CD". Boot of the CD (it wont break anything on your harddrive). If your partition with your wavs is fat16/32 you're in luck, no need for any special, expensive program, tools included on teh live CD should be more then enough.

If you're interested in this method, I'll spend more time plotting out some ideas to get it working.

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