How can I increase the bitrates of .mp3 songs from 128 to 256 before downloading?

A2adhikari January 31, 2014
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I have 100 .mp3 songs with a bit rate of 128. I want to burn them to CDs with bitrates of 256/320, how can I increase the bitrates of the songs? Can I increase the bitrates of all the .mp3s at once or must I do each separate?

  1. Dalsan M
    February 1, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Converting an mp3, since it is not a lossless format, would likely cause the audio to degrade instead of increase in performance, even if you try to increase the bitrate. I don't know of any software that would up-convert audio to higher quality. The audio files need to be originally converted or recorded in high quality to have the higher bitrate in the first place. Otherwise, converting the file, no matter how high you increase the bitrate to, would only be done in vain.

    • ashokad71
      February 2, 2014 at 5:18 am

      I appreciate your reply and useful guidance. I shall follow your advice and wo'nt try to change the existing Bit rates.

  2. Hovsep A
    January 31, 2014 at 9:17 am

    doubling the bitrate from 128 kbps to 256 kbps won't make music sound twice as good,

    How to Change Bit Rates with Audacity
    http://www.ehow.com/how_4561935_change-bit-rates-audacity.html

    MP3 Quality Modifier
    http://www.inspire-soft.net/software/mp3-quality-modifier

    you can increase he bitrates of all the .mp3s at once.

    mp3gain
    http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/download.php

    • ashokad71
      February 2, 2014 at 5:16 am

      Thanks.