MP3 size reduction (Question)

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Eski
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Post 24 May 2023

Can anyone recommend a drag and drop MP3 file size reducer for the Mac. (Preferably for free)
I might be wrong but Reason 12 doesn’t seem to have an option to alter the output settings for MP3s.

cheers anyone.

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huggermugger
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Post 24 May 2023

I would use iTunes (aka Music). It can convert to any common MP3 bit rate, and has VBR option. However, I wouldn't start with an MP3 from Reason, which would end up compressing it twice. I'd export full fidelity WAV or AIF from Reason and convert it to MP3 in iTunes (aka Music).
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Eski
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Post 24 May 2023

Thanks for the suggestion, itunes is a bit to faffy for what I’m looking for. A drag and drop system would be perfect and yes it could be done from a wav file instead.

I basically want to output a more or less finished arrangement. To drop into a Tello card as an MP3 but it must be below 10meg. as that’s the file size limit. Quality doesn’t really matter at this stage as it's for listening to the arrangement away from the DAW.

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Eski
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Post 24 May 2023

I had look round and found this
https://amvidia.com/to-audio-converter

Seems to be good enough for what I want. :)

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Post 25 May 2023

I use this > https://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html

The free version obviously. The free version can do alot especially if you're just working with MP3 and WAV files.

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Eski
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Post 25 May 2023

Steedus wrote:
25 May 2023
I use this > https://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html

The free version obviously. The free version can do alot especially if you're just working with MP3 and WAV files.
I will give this a go too - Many thanks :)

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Post 25 May 2023

VLC media player does a good job of converting media.
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