setting mp3 bitrate (VBR-CBR)

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the_hefay
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setting mp3 bitrate (VBR-CBR)

Post by the_hefay » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:55 am

Hello, just started learning about macros. It looks like I am only missing one piece for my macro string. I want to be able to set the bitrate to a specific setting but I have no idea which macro to use for that. Can someone give me a hint please?

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Re: setting mp3 bitrate (VBR-CBR)

Post by steve » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:17 am

the_hefay wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:55 am
want to be able to set the bitrate to a specific setting but I have no idea which macro to use for that.
Unfortunately Macros do not yet support specifying MP3 settings, only the basic file type (WAV/MP3/etc).
Macros will use the setting last used by Audacity for exporting MP3, so the workaround is to export a dummy MP3 file in the required format before running the macro.

Adding exact format support to macros is on the developer's "to do" list.
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the_hefay
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Re: setting mp3 bitrate (VBR-CBR)

Post by the_hefay » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:23 pm

Thanks for the response. Thanks for the idea for a work around.

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