lower the quality of my MP3 collection
there must be away of telling fb that the input file is MP3.
# out of # tracks converted with major problems.Source: "<Filename>" An error occurred while writing to file (The encoder has terminated prematurely with code 1 (0x00000001); please re-check parameters) : "<Filename>" Additional information: Encoder stream format: 44100Hz / 2ch / 24bps Command line: "<DIR>\lame.exe" -b 112 "<Filename>" Working folder: <DIR> Conversion failed: The encoder has terminated prematurely with code 1 (0x00000001); please re-check parameters
Command line: "<DIR>\lame.exe" -b 112 "<Filename>"
--mp3input :- because its worked before in razorlame when ive needed it to[…]i must admit ive always used the code and never had a problem with RL.
-F :- to force the use of selected bitrate
-m s:- to select stereo (even if the souce was joint or mono)
-h & -q 0:- to try to get the highest quality from the encoding
Quote from: richydraper on 17 April, 2012, 04:01:06 PMCommand line: "<DIR>\lame.exe" -b 112 "<Filename>"Oh. Then this is simpler than I thought. You haven’t included the placeholder for the destination file. Use “-b112 - %d” or “-b112 %s %d”, for stdin or temp-files respectively (see the next paragraph).
Also note that foobar2000 converter cannot overwrite input files.
i tried it with "-b 112 %d" and it showed the aforementioned error
Quote from: richydraper on 17 April, 2012, 04:27:20 PMi tried it with "-b 112 %d" and it showed the aforementioned errorI’m not surprised, because you’re not providing a source file/stream here. Did you try it with either of the other, and actually properly filled (in having a placeholder not only for destination but also for source), command-lines that I suggested?I said all this already. Please try to actually read what people write.
For completeness' sake, if you use the MP3/LAME encoding presets offered by foobar2000 you don't need to know anything about the intricates of command line switches. Although it offers only VBR settings and 320kbit/s CBR.It's also fair to note that VBR encoding will provide you with higher quality files than CBR encoding at the same file size, so if you want to maximize quality I'd suggest to use VBR -V5 (~130kbps), -V6 (~115kbps) or -V7 (~100kbps) instead of CBR in your case.
one thing i have thought is does fb preserve ID3v2.3 tags incl. album art when converting like this?
Quote from: richydraper on 19 April, 2012, 07:53:07 AMone thing i have thought is does fb preserve ID3v2.3 tags incl. album art when converting like this?Album art does not get copied over to the new file after conversion, but all other (text) tags get copied over to the new file. Unfortunately you will have to add the album art manually or with another program.