Windows 10, Audacity 2.3.2
I’ve been using Audacity for almost ten years, and just recently encountered this problem. I wanted 320 kbps audio mp3s for a concert I recorded from DVD as it played, and found out when I added that project to iTunes that they were only 64 kbps. Did it a second time, same result. Rebooted my PC, same result. Installed this newest version of Audacity, same result.
If nobody can help me fix this, I’ll gladly appreciate a good freeware audio converter recommendation so I can convert those 64 kbps files to 320 kbps. Thank you.
Windows 10, Audacity 2.3.2
I’ve just tested it here (on Linux), and the Exported files have the exact MP3 format that I select in the Export Multiple dialog.
- Create a new, empty folder somewhere,
- Do an Export Multiple into it (File menu > Export > Export Multiple).
- Ensure that the MP3 settings in the Export Multiple interface are for “Preset Insane, 320 kbps”
- Use this web page to check the format of the exported files: https://mediaarea.net/MediaInfoOnline
What does that website say the format is?
Thanks for the reply. I’ve since started another project, and when doing “Export Multiple” for what I have so far, those files were 320 kbps. But for some reason, the files for my previous completed project are always 64 kbps, even when I sent them to a new folder. Do you know of any freeware I can use to convert those to 320 kbps? Already downloaded “Any Audio Converter”, but the best it can do is 160 kbps. Thanks again.
But for some reason, the files for my previous completed project are always 64 kbps, even when I sent them to a new folder. Do you know of any freeware I can use to convert those to 320 kbps? Already downloaded “Any Audio Converter”, but the best it can do is 160 kbps.
Yes. Audacity can do it, TAudioConverter can do it, but… MP3 is lossy compression. It throws-away data and the lower the bitrate, the more data get’s thrown away and that “information” is never coming back. In fact, in theory (and maybe in practice) the sound quality will be WORSE every time you go through another generation of lossy compression.
You’ll have to go back to the original and compress to MP3 ONCE if you want the best quality.
Hello, I had the same problem, this is what worked for me.
I am using the “Export as MP3” function, but hopefully it will work with Export Multiple as well…
My original file was at a low bit rate. When opened with Audacity, the “Project Rate” lowered as well.
(Project Rate (Hz) in the lower left hand corner).
I raised it up to the normal 44100 rate, and the file saved exactly as I asked it (320 kbps).
I hope this helps you.