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 Video Instructions

Video guide showing how to reduce size of mp3 files. You can reduce by percentage or by setting a specific target file size.

How do I reduce MP3 file size?

You can reduce mp3 file size by setting a specific desired file size or reduce by percentage.
  1. To reduce MP3 below a certain size, enter your desired file size in MB. E.g. 5 MB or 0.5 for 500KB and click "Next".
    Reduce mp3 Below Specific Size
  2. To reduce MP3 by percentage, click the "By Percentage" tab and enter your desired percentage reduction. E.g. 30 for 30% file size reduction and click "Next".

    Reduce mp3 By Percentage
You will be redirect to the correct file compression page. The page contains further instructions for reducing MP3 file size.

What is MP3 file size reducer?

At ezyZip, we offer an advanced compression feature that allows you to reduce the size of your MP3 files either by setting a specific target file size or by selecting a percentage reduction. This functionality is perfect for tailoring MP3 files to meet various requirements or limitations. Whether you need to comply with size constraints for uploads and emails, or simply want to save disk space, you can easily customize the compression to fit your needs.

Will sound quality be impacted when I reduce MP3 file size?

Yes, reducing the size of an audio file will likely impact the audio quality. MP3 files use a audio compression algorithm that discards certain parts of the audio data to decrease file size—a process known as "lossy" compression. When you further reduce the audio bitrate, the compression becomes more aggressive, which means more audio information is removed. This generally results in a decrease in sound quality, characterized by a reduction in clarity, depth, and fidelity. The extent of quality loss depends on your desired output file size and the specific compression settings used during the conversion process.

The ezyZip audio compressor will select optimal audio bitrate and codec to ensure it closely matches original quality.

Once the compression process is complete, ezyZip offers a feature to "preview" the audio file before saving to see if it meets your quality requirements.