[mythtv-users] Ripping MP3 in Myth
Joseph A. Caputo
jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Mon Apr 5 13:02:02 EDT 2004
On Saturday 03 April 2004 20:50, Matt Hannan wrote:
> Ugh! Sitting here working on other stuff, listening to MythMusic, it
> is getting GLARINGLY obvious that what once traveled Ethernet to the
> speakers and now goes direct, needs to change.
> Most of my 5000+ MP3's I can still recreate (some roommates have long
> since left) at better quality due to advances in hard drive sizes.
> Please has ANYONE ripped thru Myth and can answer the questions
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> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Matt Hannan
> Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2004 1:15 PM
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> Subject: [mythtv-users] Ripping MP3 in Myth
> I was messing about with trying to use Myth to rip MP3's from my
> CD's. The selections I am given are kind of, well, vague.
> Something like "Poor, Medium, Excellent" (not at machine right now).
> Can anyone tell me what the actual numbers (kbps and kHz) for Poor,
> Medium and Excellent are?
> Also, when I click the Burn button, it ejects the CD!!
> Any ideas?
For MP3 encoding (if you've selected CBR in the setup):
Poor = 128 STANDARD CBR (and forces VBR -> false)
Medium = 192 STANDARD CBR (or STANDARD VBR)
Excellent = 256 EXTREME CBR (or EXTREME VBR)
Don't ask me what the 'STANDARD' and 'EXTREME' presets are.
"Perfect" uses the FLAC encoder, which is lossless, or nearly so.
PS- Unless you share your mp3s with other people/devices, I'd consider
using Ogg instead. Also, if you have the disk space, FLAC ("Perfect"
rip) is the way to go. If you have a FLAC collection, you can always
transcode tracks to any other format. This is what I would do, if I
had the disk space. (As it is, my collection of mp3's & oggs is inching
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