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Mass ogg to mp3 convert
I've been searching for a simple ogg to mp3 encoder for changing over ringtones on my phone. Alot of the source ogg files are all different types, like mono/stereo, 64kb, 128kb etc.

Does anyone know of a program that supports drag + drop file adding, and lets you encode from ogg to mp3 while keeping the original encoding settings? I'm up to trying close to my 20th program and so far must have been basic to just plain bad.

  • twostar
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Reply #1
Why not just 1 setting for your transcodes instead of different settings based on the source files?

I would pick your lowest quality ogg file and transcode it to a low bitrate.. Play it as a ringtone and decide if the quality is acceptable. If not, I'd bump the bitrate then try again. foobar2000 will be able to do the conversion for you.

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Reply #2
Obviously I can pick up one setting and transcode all the files to this setting. But I want to find a program that matches the input setting of a file to the output.

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Reply #3
What would be the benefit to keeping the encoding settings "the same" (which is unlikely anyway, when converting between two encoding formats)? If it's for a cell ring tone, I see no reason to maintain stereo over mono, or arbitrarily high bitrate values.

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Reply #4
There are many benefits to keeping the encoding the same. One is keeping the file sizes to the bare minimum, but still not losing quality. Thus is one file is mono, it stays mono, if it's stereo and a higher bitrate it stays that way.

Keep in mind these are benefits to me, so obviously others may not see things this way. But my original query still stands, in being able to find a program that will convert and have an option to maintain or keep the original settings.

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Reply #5
You will be transcoding here. You will lose quality. Whether you'll hear it or not is something that needs to be tested with an ABX test.

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Reply #6
Thus is one file is mono, it stays mono, if it's stereo and a higher bitrate it stays that way.


Does forcing mono with a modern VBR encoding save squat in terms of bitrate?  You keep coming back to this, but I don't believe the "fear" is warranted.

Creature of habit.

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Reply #7
[...]lets you encode from ogg to mp3 while keeping the original encoding settings?

First, you had to define, what quality in ogg equals what quality in lame. There is no 'original encoding setting'. There are of course settings, that give similar quality, but those have yet to be defined and may depend on several things, for example the genre of your music. You would never find a table that states 'this ogg equals that lame'. Thus there will imho be no program that does exactly this, because the time you define this, someone else complains about it. About how many different quality levels do you talk? Can you divide your collection into maybe five or six bins which all have similar quality?

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Reply #8
OGG and MP3 are different formats so how can you keep the same encoding settings? You can't say bitrate as one might be better than the other for a given bitrate.