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#1 athegn

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:53 AM

I have one large folder on a USB drive, I:\Mp3, which contains 400+ folders, each of which is an album, in mixed high quality MP3 or FLAC (the individual albums are either MP3 or FLAC - I now use FLAC for all my ripping of my CDs, so most albums will be in that format; only early ripping was done in 320Kps MP3). There is one folder, Speech, that contains sub-folders, Plays, Comedy, Languages with either more folders or just single MP3 files. Overall some 4000+ individual tracks

I want to find, cheap or free, some software to just point to I:\MP3 folder and the software will convert all the tracks to 128Kps MP3 and maintain the I:\MP3 folder structure, on my main pc, so I can copy the resulting low quality tracks on a 64GB micro SD card for my phone.

The software I have looked at seems to want to to identify each individual track i.e. 4000+ to "add"!

Any advice please?



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 02:56 AM

Anyone?

 

BTW - Cheap rather than free would be a better option.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:25 PM

You can checkout out xrecode http://xrecode.com/ . I am not sure if it keeps the the directory structure for the output directory.  If it does not then a batch script could be written to create the directory structure and convert the audio.  



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:14 AM

Thank you for your suggestion.

 

Bought. Now using. Seems to retain file structure. One problem is that, so far, I cannot transcode *.FLAC to CBR, only VBR; but if overall folder reduces to acceptable size will live with that.

 

Will reseach to see if FLAC to CBR is possible.






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