MP3 Quality Modifier 2.53

MP3 Quality Modifier 2.53

Reviewed by Chris Thomas

"Change the bitrate of your music collection."

Overview

MP3 Quality Modifier 2.2 is a tiny application (669 kB) that lets you quickly and easily modify bit rate and other aspects of audio file quality. Selecting audio files to be processed/modified is as simple as selecting the desired audio file and dragging/dropping it directly into the MP3 Quality Modifier window. This simple, yet powerful utility makes a perfect app for anyone trying to improve the quality of their audio files with minimal effort.

Installation

Surprisingly, MP3 Quality Modifier is so compact it does not even require an installation. Simply click on the .exe file to run the program and the main interface will appear. As this software consumes almost no computer memory, system requirements for installation are virtually nonexistent.

Interface

MP3 Quality Modifier's main interface is neatly organized into four basic sections. At the very top, you'll find the File, List, Settings, Preset and Help menus. Below that, there are several large buttons – Add Files, Add Folder, Remove, and Process – which let you easily control which MP3 files are being processed. The third section shows the File Name, Title, Artist Name, Album Name, Size (MBE), Bit Rate, Modus, and Sample Frequency. The final section on the bottom lets you control various aspects of the output file, including the Save Destination, Bit Rate, Sample Frequency, and Modus Mode.

Pros

  • User-friendly interface that even the most novice computer user can get used to

  • Allows quality modification of MP3, MP2, and MP1 files with a few clicks of the mouse

  • Available in nine different languages – English, Spanish, German, Korean, Russian, Italian, French, Portuguese, and Estonian

  • Advanced settings let you adjust bit rate and sample frequency

  • Supports up to 310 kbps bit rate

  • Lets you compare the quality between the original audio file and the new output

  • Automatically retains all ID3 tags

  • Lets you set up folder configuration presets so that new output files are automatically placed in certain subfolders based on file attributes

Cons

  • Relatively basic functionality in comparison to more comprehensive audio file quality modifying programs available

Alternatives

The only alternative software that can compare to MP3 Quality Modifier 2.2 in terms of size and capabilities is MP3Gain, which offers a larger number of options, and is compatible with more operating systems. However, both programs have their advantages, as MP3Gain is said to be more useful for normalizing sound volume across multiple tracks, while MP3 Quality Modifier is preferred for performing simple, manual modifications like audio bitrate or sample frequency adjustments.

Conclusion

Although there are professional audio editing software available that give you much more control over audio quality modification and output, MP3 Quality Modifier 2.2 is a free program that does its job well, does not consume a lot of RAM, and subjects the user to a minimal learning curve. If you're interested in improving the sound quality of your favorite songs to create a more crisp audio listening experience, MP3 Quality Modifier 2.2 may be the tool of your choice.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested MP3 Quality Modifier on 20 Jun 2013 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
MP3 Quality Modifier Antivirus Report
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