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Old 08-22-05, 02:12 PM
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Good program for cleaning up audio files?

I record a morning show from a streaming mp3 every morning. It sounds ok on my computer speakers. My car stereo plays mp3's so I listen to it in there on long trips. But the audio is very bad in the car stereo. It makes my ears hurt. I have to change the bass and treble everytime I listen to it to get the hissing and high frequency noise out of it. I also have to turn the volume way up to hear it which may be the problem with the hissing. I don't have to turn the volume up on my computer though to hear it. What would be a good program that could clean up an mp3? Would it help at all or am I going to make the audio worse?
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Old 08-22-05, 02:17 PM
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Sound Forge is good for hiss removal. I don't know if DART still exists but it's very good too.
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Old 08-22-05, 02:30 PM
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What's the radio show and the MP3? How do you record it? It may be some kind of incompatibility with your car stereo that can be fixed, but I need more info to figure that out.
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Originally Posted by Otto
What's the radio show and the MP3? How do you record it? It may be some kind of incompatibility with your car stereo that can be fixed, but I need more info to figure that out.

Mancow's Morning Madhouse is the show. This is the link. It opens it's own streaming player when you click on the listen live link. I use Sound Capture to record it to a 96 kbps mp3. My car stereo is a Ford OEM Blaupunkt.
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Hmm... Do you get the same problem with other MP3 files made with different programs?
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Old 08-22-05, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Otto
Hmm... Do you get the same problem with other MP3 files made with different programs?

I used to record it when another station streamed it on shoutcast. I used streamripper. It had the same kind of problems. Played fine on my computer but in the car not so well. Regular mp3's sound fine in the car though.
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Old 08-22-05, 09:56 PM
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Goldwave is a pretty good for cleaning audio files.
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Old 08-23-05, 09:01 AM
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Regular mp3's sound fine in the car though.
Change your settings to record it at 128kbps and see if that makes any difference.
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