Why you should reduce the bitrate on your MP3 files if you already have good MP3 files quality? In fact, reducing the bitrate will loss the mp3 quality. If you just want to listen music using standard speakers or headphones then it’s OK. But if you’re an audiophile, then in addition to having expensive audio equipment, you’re probably never choose this option or even never going to use the MP3 format anyway.
So why you should reduce the bitrate on your MP3 files? The main answer is to reduce your mp3 files size. For example you only has 2 GB flash drive and want to save many mp3 files on it. You need to reduce the bitrate in order you can save many mp3 files on it. Another reason is your mp3 player can play on lower bitrate only (example: 160 kpbs).
Here 3 tools to change bitrate on your MP3 Files from PC
Amok MP3 ReEncoder re-encodes MP3s to a lower bitrate in single files or thousands of them (and read in complete folders including subfolders). The Software uses the LAME encoder for high quality results with small file size, offers a user friendly GUI with drag & drop support, and profiles for different users can be created. The reenconding can take place with a fixed bitrate between 8 and 320 kbp/s or a variable bitrate between V0 and V9 and also keeps the MP3s’ metadata (ID3 tag). Please note that this software can also handle WAV and Flac files as input and convert them to MP3.
Support: Windows, Linux, Mac OS
Fre:ac is another open source project that has the most options for converting between audio formats. It features MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, and Bonk format support, integrates freedb/CDDB, CDText and ID3v2 tagging and is available in several languages. This is portable application which means you don’t need to install it and can be used from flash drive.
Support: Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Free BSD
MP3 Quality Modifier is a small tools to change the quality of your MP3 files and and keeping all ID3 tags intact. This is portable software which means you don’t need to install this software. You just need to extrack, run the program and begin to change quility of your MP3 file. P3 Quality Modifier come with small size (< 1MB), simple interface, easy to use and works well. You can change bitrate by yourselft or use Preset menu that available in this software Preset and choose from different options like Best Quality, High Quality, Portable, etc.. Please note that this program only works with MP3 files.
If you know another simple program to convert MP3 bitrate on PC then let us know