Shrink My Tunes

Whilst browsing the Internet this morning, I came across a great site called ShrinkMyTunes.  It intrigued me because it claims to be able to further compress MP3 files by up to 4x (yes, you read that right – 4 times!!!) in order to get more music on your iPod or MP3 player.  Whilst this might not be a big deal to anyone using 160Gb iPod, those of us still using 256Mb MP3 players will welcome the technology!

However……

 As a musician myself, I’m very critical about the audio quality of the music that I listen to, so I was skeptical that this technology could work without making the music sound harsh and tinny.  If you go to the website (http://www.johnlandells.com/Recommends/ShrinkMyTunes) you’ll find that you can listen to some samples both uncompressed and compressed.  I should point out that I couldn’t get them to work in IE7, but they worked fine under Firefox.  Yes, with the good quality speakers that I have on my desk, I could hear a slight difference, but nothing that would be noticeable through in-ear earphones.

All in all, I think this is a remarkable piece of technology and I would highly recommend that anyone looking to get more music on their MP3 player gives this serious consideration.

UPDATE – 25th October 2007:

It seems that several people are having trouble dealing with this company!  I would advise that you bookmark this blog and keep checking back to see if we can get things resolved before spending any money!

About The Author

John

John is a Senior Solutions Engineer for a U.S. IT company, specialising in Software Defined IT Infrastructure. He has an extensive background in IT and spends way too much time sitting at his PC's, making videos for himself and other Internet marketers and dreaming of spending more time boating. He's also passionate about Jesus.

9 Comments

  • Shersh

    4th October, 2007

    I could not find where to download it. I want to try it by myself, instead of listening to _carefully selected examples_ which mean nothing.
    So I think Mp3resizer is still the best choice.

  • John

    4th October, 2007

    Hi Shersh!

    Thanks for posting! 🙂

    If you want to download ShrinkMyTunes, go to the link in my article and click the ‘Buy’ button – that will eventually take you through to a download page.

    I’ve looked at MP3Resizer, and my opinion is that ShrinkMyTunes does a better job in terms of both compression (up to 4 times) and sound quality.

    At the end of the day, why not give it a try – after all, they offer a 14-day money back guarantee!

    -John.

  • Rod Hallworth

    17th October, 2007

    Hi John
    I was interested/pleased to see that you recommend ShrinkMyTunes. Whilst it does indeed sound fabulous, it also sounded EASY. I have installed successfully, but that’s as far as I got. I am unable to select anything to shrink. Obviously doing something wrong, so tried to go on their forum, but I followed their link, and there isn’t one.

    I wish I’d done it within the 14 days – I have no more room, and less money!

  • John

    21st October, 2007

    Hi Rod,

    I’ve contacted ShrinkMyTunes directly as I’ve had several negative comments both on this page and via e-mail. I’ll let you know what their response is.

    Hope this helps! 🙂

    Regards,
    -John.

  • Dave

    25th October, 2007

    Hi John

    Have you heard anything from ShrinkMyTunes yet? I’ve been trying to contact them regarding a missing activation code (I’ve paid, but cant use it!) but I cant get any response 🙁

  • John

    25th October, 2007

    Hi Rob,

    After a 2 day wait, I received a message saying that I was being referred to their marketing department. Since then – nothing!

    I would suggest pursuing a refund via your payment provider. In the meantime, I’m removing the recommendation from my original post!

    -John.

  • Carl

    15th April, 2008

    I don’t see what all the rave is about the shirnk my tunes product it sucks and is a rip off I purchased the product from office depot for $31.00 dollars and the D_ _ _ thing will not install, I recived a NSIS Error Message ( The installer you are trying to use is corrupted or incomplete this could be a result of a damaged disk a failed down load or a virus) I took it back to office Depot three time each copy had the same error message, went on line for support help twice and have two ticket numbers company stated that I would recieve a responce within 24 to 48 Hours it has been Three Weeks and I have heard nothing went to site http://www.shrinkmytunes.com sight unavalable, so I am out of $31.00 Dollars and stuk with a program that is useless can not get refund a store they only do exchanges and I have done that Three times, it’s not my computer Because I went on line and found another compresser and they let you try it free for Fift- teen days and I have compressed files on both of my MP3 Players, the UK and their shrinkmytunes is a consumer rip Off and they ned their A_ _ _ kicked.

  • rdpuk

    13th June, 2008

    I purchased ShrinkMyTunes a while ago and it worked fine. Now trying to re-install it after wiping my hard disk but my activation code is not being accepted. Also, the reminder facility doesn’t work!

  • John

    14th June, 2008

    Hi rdpuk,

    I learned recently that they’ve gone out of business!

    -John.