MP3 to iPhone: Convert MP3(MPEG Layer-3) video to iPhone with River Past Crazi Video
MP3 is a digital audio
compression algorithm that acheives a compression factor of about twelve while
preserving sound quality. It does this by optimising the compression according
to the range of sound that people can actually hear. MP3 is currently (July
1999) the most powerful algorithm in a series of audio encoding standards developed
under the sponsorship of the Moving Picture Experts
Group (MPEG) and formalised by the International Organization for Standardization
MP3 is very different from Layer 2, using an additional MDCT layer to increase
frequency resolution. Its scale factor groups are more optimised for the human
ear, and it uses nonlinear sample quantisation and Huffman coding. MP3 files
(filename extension ".mp3") can be downloaded from many World-Wide
Web sites and can be played using software available for most operating systems
(also downloadable), e.g. Winamp for PC,
MacAmp for Macintosh, and mpeg123 for Unix. MP3 files are usually downloaded
completely before playing but streaming MP3 is also possible. A program called
a "ripper" can be used to copy a selection from a music CD onto your
hard disk and another program called an encoder can convert it to an MP3 file.
Windows ships with limited MP3 encoding support. The output sample rate is
limited to 24khz and the bitrate is limited 56kbps. However, many add-on packages
from open source community make it possible to encode at higher sample rate
A commonly used open source codec is LAME.
LAME comes in different forms, including a ACM (Audio compression manager) codec
and a DLL (lame_enc.dll). Caution: LAME ACM does not work well on many computers,
regardless which software is loading it. It is best to avoid installing LAME
ACM and use lame_enc.dll instead.
MPEG.ORG is an excellent source for additional
information on MPEG format and usage.
Launch Crazi Video
Install Crazi Video, launch Crazi Video.
Click on the "Add File" button on the tool bar. The standard file open dialog appears. Select "MP3 - MPEG Layer-3 Audio" in its "Files of type" combo box.
Select the file you want to convert and click "Open". The file will be added to the conversion file list.
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Select iPhone Output
Click on the toggle in front of "Output Format" to expand the panel.
Select "iPhone" as the device type.
Note, please make sure you have the latest iTunes installed.
Change individual file settings
Select the file in the conversion list. An additional panel "Convert File" appears.
Click on the toggle to expand the panel.
You can change the output file name here.
Select output directory
Expand the "Output Directory" panel. Use the "Browse" button to select an output directory.
Select "Add to iTunes for Syncing" under Sync Options. Check "Add to Play list" and enter a play list name. The converted files will be automatically added to iTunes under the specified play list, ready to be synced to your iPhone.
You can also set the Sync Option to "Do not Sync", and manage the files yourself.
Click the "Convert" button on the tool bar.
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