Portable devices keep getting more and more popular along the time, however, their storage capacity still tends to be too limited. So, if you want to carry your entire music collection with you in your tablet or cell phone, it's probably a good idea to reduce your songs' size as much as possible. For this you can use a tool like MP3Resizer, which helps you achieve it in a very easy and fast way.
The program offers a nice user interface where all the present controls are intuitive and easy to understand. Anyway, if you have any problem using the program, its help file is always right at hand and it even includes a quick-start guide that tells you how to use the program in no time. MP3Resizer supports batch processing, so you can add multiple MP3 files for size reduction in a single operation. The source files can be added by three methods - by individual files, by folders or by dragging them from Windows Explorer. If you add folders, the program supports processing the MP3 files within their sub-folders too.
Next, you need to select the output bitrate, which is the core of the program's usage. You can select it from a list of fixed bitrate values ranging from 8kbps to 320kbps plus ten VBR (variable bitrate) quality levels ranging from very low to very high. The recommended values for most portable devices are 64Kbps or 80Kbps, however, it's very important to take into account that the program reduces the files' sizes by reducing their audio quality. The lower the bitrate is, the lower the audio quality will be too. Fortunately, MP3Resizer offers you a "Preview" feature that allows you to listen to any of your source songs in different bitrates and compare it with the original one, so you can make sure that your song still sounds fine before you actually reduce its size. Moreover, by default the program saves the reduced songs within the same folders and sub-folders as the source files but with the ".lite" suffix in the file names, thus your original high-quality songs won't be lost.
To sum it all up, if you have a really large MP3 collection and want it to be stored on your portable device too, MP3Resizer is surely the right tool for you. Its MP3 file size reduction speed is lightning-fast and this, together with its ease of use, makes this one of the best utilities of its kind.
- Very easy to use
- Nice interface
- Supports batch processing
- Keeps your original MP3 files untouched
- Includes a "Preview" feature
- Works with MP3 format only