Wav to MP3

Peterboy

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[FONT=&quot]Is there any software which will convert Wav file into mp3 without any loss of quality, may be freeware or shareware.[/FONT]
 

LordOfLA

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Lame MP3 encoder :)

you will loose quality - mp3 is lossy compression.

if you want lossless take a look at FLAC.
 

Marewan

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FlexiMusic Wave Editor will convert high quality WAV files to MP3 for delivery. The tool lets you tune the size. Have a good quality in sound and let the entertainment software deal with compression.
 

ray_gillespie

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You're always going to lose some quality with mp3, whether that loss is noticeable is the real issue. If you use a good quality encoder such as Lame, and set the bitrate to 160Kbps, most people won't be able to notice any difference. If you set it to something higher, like 256Kpbs, the mp3 files will be larger in size but even better quality - it's a trade-off between size and quality really.

I use 160Kbps for the few occasions that I need mp3s (I normally use iTunes/aac) and I've never really noticed any drop in quality from the original source.

A good program to use is dbPoweramp - though unless you want to pay for the lame encoder, you should download the Helix encoder from here and use that - it's very quick and still good quality.
 
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Johnny

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Nothing beats EAC and Lame - along with flac (which is great!) but the ultimate lossless that is supported by anything is wav :)
 

Dark Atheist

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lame --preset standard some.wav some.mp3 - job done - like lord said :)
 

dreamliner77

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Lord is right. If you need mp3, stick with LAME presets. -V 4 or -V 5 is good for most people.
 

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