music compressing

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REDMENACE99

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i am in the midst of a computer upgrade i have a large amount of music on my computer that i dont want to lose and was wondering if there was a program or anyway that i could compress the music files small enough to put them all onto a cd or a couple of cds to then transport them to the new computer.
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Hi REDMENACE99,

If you have only MP3 audio files, you would not be able to compress them because MP3 is already a compressed format.
WAV or CDA audio files are compressible format but don't expect to have a high compression rate like TXT or DOC files.
 

JohnWill

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If they're MP3 files, ANY compression will reduce the quality.

Converting any lossy compressed file is a little like moving piles of sand, every time you move it, a little bit gets lost.

If you want to see this in action, try a similar experiment with JPG graphics files. With the program of your choice, convert a JPG file to/from a BMP about 50 times (batch mode is handy for this) and look at the original vs. the one that has gone through a bunch of conversions. It should get the point across. :)
 
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