As always, LAME is your man for mp3 compression.
Have a look at the command line switches, you can do downsampling, stereo to
mono mixing, VBR (variable bit rate -- increase/decrease the bit rate to
match a particular quality setting), ABR (average bit rate -- adapt the
quality to match a target bit rate), and re-encoding of MP3s.
It's surprising how good 32KHz or even 22KHz audio can sound over cheap
The web site is at http://www.sulaco.org/mp3/
>Trying to go back on topic - does anyone know of any down-samplers
>available for Linux? I'd rather not re-rip all of my CDs, and there
>are some files I've Gnutella'd that can't (for obvious reasons) be re-
>>/jer - normally a perfectionist audiophile, but forced to become
>realistically open-minded with the advent of low-memory mobile
>phone / MP3 players...
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