Change bit rate at low rate encoding in Windows Media Player.

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This setting enables you to set the bit rate (Kbps) of your own choice in Windows Media Player 10 and above when the encoding is done at low rate.
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Description:
The media player encoder compresses the content, which may be audio or video, into a format, which can easily be viewed over the internet or played back or downloaded to computer. For encoding, you can pick up vcr, video camera or screen from the desktop. The file types like avi and wav are most commonly used. The destination may be cd, dvd or internet with default settings. With windows media player 10 and above you can change the existing bit rate encoding quality. The bit rate (kbps) of the media player can be set up between 32 kbps and 320 kbps. 128 is the-most widely used and 192 offers near-cd quality while 320 offer almost cd identical quality. However, the other bit rate values offered are 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256 or 320. The default value is 56 kbps for low rate encoding but you can change it to 128 kbps. For this, go to start > run menu, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. If any of the subkeys \settings\mp3encoding does not exist, create it as explained below. Now, create a dword value lowrate and enter the encoding rate (for eg. 128000) with base decimal. Then, create another dword value lowratesample to enter the frequency at which the music is recorded (for eg. 48000) with base decimal. The changes take effect after a restart or logoff. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.




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First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Second, go to the <b>[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\]</b> key, right-click and click on "New > Key" to create a new key with the name "Settings".
Third, right-click on the 'Settings' key and click on "New > Key" to create a new key with the name "MP3Encoding".
Fourth, right-click on the blank area in the right pane and click on "New > DWORD Value" to create a new DWORD value with the name "LowRate".
Fifth, right-click on the 'LowRate' DWORD value and click on "Modify".
Sixth, enter the value that you want in kbps (for eg. 128000) with base Decimal, in the text box and click on 'OK'.
Seventh, right-click on blank area in the right pane and click on "New > DWORD Value" to create a new DWORD value with the name "LowRateSample".
Eighth, right-click on the 'LowRateSample' DWORD value and click on "Modify".
Finally, enter the value that you want (for eg. 48000) with base Decimal, in the text box and click on 'OK'.


Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\]
  • Location: Local Machine
  • Value Name: Settings
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Settings\]
  • Location: Local Machine
  • Value Name: MP3Encoding
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Settings\MP3Encoding\]
  • Location: Local Machine
  • Value Name: LowRate
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Settings\MP3Encoding\]
  • Location: Local Machine
  • Value Name: LowRateSample
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Action Type: Add an Entry