I only recently discovered the full potential of MP3s or MPEG-1 Layer 3. Before, I would download them from the 'net and the average one would be around 5MB.
Well, I did the following:
- Ripped a track from CD-DA, in my case, "In Da Club", by 50 Cent, at 1411Kbps WAVE, using RealOne Player.
- Downloaded Total Recorder by High Criteria from here and installed it.
- Open ripped WAVE with Total Recorder and exported it. Selected option "MPEG Layer-3, 24 kHz, Stereo (MP3 encoder supplied with Windows XP, otherwise LAME encoder required).
- Progress stated and afterwards found that my original 40MB WAVE was converted to a 1.29MB MP3! WOW!
I tried it out in WMP 9 and I couldn't tell the difference between the original file!