I have 21 MP3 tracks that contain only spoken text (no music etc.) that I want to convert into an Audio CD format, however, due to the size it would need 4 CDs to fit it all on. I have managed to use Blaze Media Pro (in its 15 day trial) to change the quality of these MP3 files and reduce their size to about one quarter so that they should fit onto one Audio CD. The problem is when I try to do this it wants to expand them back to full size first - using Nero for this.
To reduce the size I reduced the frequency, bitrate and went from stereo to mono. I am aware that I will lose some quality in this conversion but as it is only talking on the tracks I am not too bothered by this. Can anyone suggest a method that would help ne acheive my goals. Also as this is a one-off and non-commercial task I hope to be able to do this with shareware or free software if at all possible.
Many thanks for any help you can provide