Command Line Util to Change Mp3 Bitrate?

Posted on 2011-05-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Does anyone know of a command line util which can reduce the bit rate of an mp3??
Question by:Silas2
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    Expert Comment

    For that you need to use a mp3 encoding program. The file needs to be rebilled, ti's not simply modify a bitrate in Windows Explorer.

    Good luck!

    Author Comment

    Oh, do those things exist?
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    Accepted Solution


    lame.exe -b 128 input.mp3 output.mp3

    will change input.mp3 to 128K bitrate. For more option say

    lame.exe --help

    Author Comment

    That's great...I've been to SourceForge, but I can't seem to find the lame.exe download, just tarballs and links to apps using lame, any idea where I can get it?
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    Expert Comment

    You can download compiled lame there:

    Author Comment

    Thank you very much, most exactly what the doctor ordered for my problem.

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