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Old 04 December 2004, 08:27 pm   #1
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Default Quality Presets (Was: Really stupid question)

OK, I've poked around the FAQs and stuff for this information, but I can't find it, so here goes: What order do the quality levels go in? I'm using the MPC plugin for dbPoweramp Music Converter. The quality settings it lists are Insane, Telephone, Thumb, Radio, Standard, Extreme and Braindead. In that order. Telephone and Radio are obviously low quality. Thumb (drive?) I guess would probably be a low quality. Standard is, umm... standard, I guess. Extreme and Insane sound like high quality. And I have no idea what Braindead is supposed to be (no compression at all, hence the codec's "brain" is not doing anything?) The names are cute and all, but some kind of numbers or something to go with them so you can tell exactly what order they go in from most to least compressed would be helpful. And if this is just a specific issue with the DMC plugin, then I apologize for cluttering your forum with my dumb, misdirected question. ^_^
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Old 04 December 2004, 08:43 pm   #2
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The plugin's at fault if this is how it shows it. From mppenc.exe's --longhelp:

Profile Options (Quality Presets):
--telephone lowest quality, (typ. 32... 48 kbps)
--thumb low quality/internet, (typ. 58... 86 kbps)
--radio medium (MP3) quality, (typ. 112...152 kbps)
--standard high quality (dflt), (typ. 142...184 kbps)
--xtreme extreme high quality, (typ. 168...212 kbps)
--insane extreme high quality, (typ. 232...268 kbps)
--braindead extreme high quality, (typ. 232...278 kbps)

BTW, please pick a more descriptive subject when posting, to make it easier for others to find your post (interesting) and reply.
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Old 05 December 2004, 01:19 pm   #3
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OK, and thanks for your help ^_^.
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