08-14-2008 04:30 AM
well that info I copied from MM was in a nice chart, which was removed when I posted, so it's a bit hard to read...
But the "medium, efficient" next to VBR ~ 160 was in a column titled "bandwidth" .
The "high +" was in a column titled "quality"
If you have MM and go into help, and on index tab search for "ripping - introduction" , midway down the page is "MP3 Encoding Settings" , for the chart.
08-14-2008 07:18 AM
I'm not using Rockbox because I have a E200R, which makes Rockbox a little harder to intall. I tried an early version, which had an ugly GUI and not many added features, and I didn't like having to switch back to the Sansa firmware to load music. But that was a long time ago and the elves in the Rockbox workshop have been making lots of improvements, so I might try it again.
That's strange about the two different bitrates. I wonder what readout you would get from Gspot.
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08-14-2008 07:29 AM
Thanks for the G-Spot application, what a cool GUI, lots of information. This will be useful for troubleshooting with the SMC.
I'd bet that the latest build of Rockbox will be an improvement. There are come really cool GUIs out there, I like the one with LEDs in the display.
08-14-2008 10:04 AM
I tried Gspot... here's what I get:
Properties mp3tag Gspot
It did show VBR, joint stereo, and LAME 3.98
I think you explained that these are average rates.
Seems like Properties is the one that is probably off.
Oh, and I tried that Eusing freeware converter that I mentioned, and though it said CDDB database, it was accessing freedb (unless I was missing that there was a choice).
08-14-2008 08:00 PM
Probably because back in the day they were. Freedb is based on CDDBv1, which was freely licensed; CDDBv2 (Gracenote) is a proprietary license.