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Black Dog
2011-01-05, 05:37 PM
I'm trying to convert a set of flac files to mp3 in foobar, but I want a

320kb bitrate and foobar isn't giving me that option. Am I missing a

component or just not finding it in the options :hmm:

Homebrew101
2011-01-05, 10:31 PM
I can go into foobar's v 0.9.5.6 settings and ADD NEW under "More Settings" under "convert to" and get up to 245kb but that's as far as the slider goes...

ep620
2011-01-05, 10:43 PM
Media monkey does 320.

Black Dog
2011-01-05, 10:52 PM
I can go into foobar's v 0.9.5.6 settings and ADD NEW under "More Settings" under "convert to" and get up to 245kb but that's as far as the slider goes...

Thanks HB :)

Black Dog
2011-01-05, 10:56 PM
Media monkey does 320.

Never tried Media monkey ....I'll give it a look...thanks

tonebloke
2011-01-05, 11:33 PM
Try dbPowerAmp. That'll do it.

bullpinjohn
2011-01-06, 02:29 AM
Trader's Little Helper

Audioarchivist
2011-01-06, 09:46 PM
I dunno if the general consensus is that Foobar is better with older versions, but they're up to (I think) version 1.1 now. My slider goes to 320cbr no problem. Maybe you need a new lame eMPty3 encrapper - I mean new lame.exe mp3 encoder?

Black Dog
2011-01-06, 10:11 PM
I dunno if the general consensus is that Foobar is better with older versions, but they're up to (I think) version 1.1 now. My slider goes to 320cbr no problem. Maybe you need a new lame eMPty3 encrapper - I mean new lame.exe mp3 encoder?

The version I have is 9.5.2

I didn't know there was a newer version out...I'll look for it, Thanks :thumbsup

Can you recommend a good lame encoder?

AAR.oner
2011-01-08, 08:56 AM
Can you recommend a good lame encoder?

http://lame.sourceforge.net/

Black Dog
2011-01-08, 09:21 AM
http://lame.sourceforge.net/

Thanks Aaron :D

AAR.oner
2011-01-08, 11:18 AM
:thumbsup

Audioarchivist
2011-01-08, 02:26 PM
I went there to maybe update my lame encoder, but I can't figure out how to "compile" their source code...

I need a lame.exe file, not a bunch of jibberish! haha

Anyone able to help me on how to either compile their source code, or point me at a fresh lame.exe file? Thanks!

paddington
2011-01-08, 02:38 PM
all good MP3 encoders are Lame... har har har



seriously, though... best MP3 encoder, when set right.. iTunes. Try doing some A/B comparissons... the 320 CBR / no narrowing / Normal stereo settings used in iTunes will produce a MUCH more pure MP3 file from lossless WAV than anything I;ve been able to get LAME to do.

they license and use the Fraunhofer encoder in iTunes and it is vastly superior, I have found in my testing.

have a look at the spectrum analysis betwwen several samples and you'll find a LOT more of the audio is left intact and what is removed is much less abrupt using the iTunes encoder licensed from Fraunhofer. In listening, the high-freq aliasing is much less pronounced, to me.

DanielG
2011-01-08, 02:44 PM
I went there to maybe update my lame encoder, but I can't figure out how to "compile" their source code...

I need a lame.exe file, not a bunch of jibberish! haha

Anyone able to help me on how to either compile their source code, or point me at a fresh lame.exe file? Thanks!

Here's a compiled version of LAME (an exe file)
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/lame_encoder.htm