Converting WAV to mp3 on an Intel Mac
Posted 16 October 2009 - 06:58 AM
So does anyone know of a reliable WAV to mp3 encoder. There are a few from googling, but they all seem to have their problems of various sorts.
I think I could open up the final Reaper file (saved before consolidating) and consolidate it into AIFF. Is it a better solution to convert from AIFF to mp3, and if so, what encoder is good to use?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Posted 16 October 2009 - 09:14 PM
I use a program called SWITCH
Here is the link
Switch Plus Audio Converter Software Download Page
Now let me see if I can find something for free out there.
The other option is to take the wav file drag it into Garage Band and compress it to an mp3 format. Easy to do.
It will do it to a Wav or Aiff file
Or send me the wav file and let me convert it for you.
Posted 16 October 2009 - 11:10 PM
However, I 'Render to File'-ed it in the Mac Reaper, and it was full of pops and clicks!
I changed the render settings to a lower 'Resample Rate (if required) to 'good 64pt' instead of 'better 192pt' and checked the Noise Shaping box for smoother rendering, and that's better, but still a few pops and clicks.
I recorded in WAV 16bit, and rendered to WAV 16 bit, and the master track does not show clipping (red) but is definitely in th orange zone. There's no problem now with the mp3 conversion.
Any ideas how to get rid of the remaining clicks and pops anyone?
Posted 17 October 2009 - 08:07 AM
How do I get back to the audio before I rendered it the first time???? I saved a copy of the audio in Reaper before I rendered it the first time, but when I open that rpp file and render it again, it still results in the original higher vol rendered version, not the pre-rendered version with reduced master vol. I could be getting confused.
Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:00 AM
Posted 17 October 2009 - 09:50 PM
So is there another cause of clicks and pops? Or a way to reduce the risk of clicks and pops? If I reduce the master track volume to less than 0.0 db it is still in the orange area - do I have to go even lower?
Has it anything to do with the bit rates, sampling rates, or the speed of the computer/ram? I did close every other program that was open before I rendered it to be safe, but it didn't stop the clicks and pops anyway.
I've not used Reaper for Mac before, and have never had clicks or pops before either. Any tips?
Posted 18 October 2009 - 12:30 AM
I found this about pop and clicks in Audacity
Removing Pops and Clicks with Audacity | Silicon Valley User Group Alliance
Here is another
How to Remove Pop Sounds From Audio Tracks | eHow.com
Here is one for the Mac
Audio: Removing Clicks And Pops
Posted 18 October 2009 - 07:01 AM
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