MP3 profile

Asked by Andreas Weller on 2007-07-29

The default MP3 profile is:
audio/x-raw-int,rate=44100,channels=2 ! lame name=enc mode=0 vbr-quality=6 ! id3v2mux

This encodes 128 kbps by default.

But I prefer VBR with joint-stereo and a higher bitrate with ~ 190 kbps.

What would be the correct syntax for this encoding scheme?

  Andreas Weller

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Jim Hutchinson (jphutch) said : #1

You might want to check the wiki page. It gives some good guidelines for setting up ripping.

The recommended pipeline for best overall performance is

audio/x-raw-int,rate=44100,channels=2 ! lame name=enc preset=1001 ! xingmux ! id3v2mux

There is some good info here too:

To get all the info on options type

gst-inspect-0.10 lame

in a terminal.

For best ripping you might want to consider using using FLAC instead. It's lossless ripping so basically an exact but somewhat compressed copy. You can also use banshee to copy FLAC audio to an iPod as it converts before transferring.

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