|Change the MP3 Encoding Rates in Media Player (All Windows)|
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These settings allow you to change the MP3 encoding rates in Windows Media Player. The default is 56Kbps which is quite low quality, this tweak allows you to add higher rates such as 128Kbps or 192Kbps.
Open your registry and find the key below.
Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value called 'LowRate, MediumRate, MediumHighRate, HighRate' using the settings below.
Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.
|(Default)||REG_SZ||(value not set)|
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Settings\MP3Encoding]|
Name: LowRate, MediumRate, MediumHighRate, HighRate
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: Rate in Bits per Second (bps)
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last Modified: June 25, 2002