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Old 07-05-2004, 08:29 PM   #1
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How do I find out the bitrate of an mp3?

The subject pretty much sums it up. How do I find out the bitrate of my mp3 files?
Old 07-05-2004, 09:02 PM   #2
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im sure there are many ways.

(file_size * 8) / length of song in seconds

this gives you a decent approximation.
say i got a 6,323kb song. 4:29 in length
that gives me ~188000 and winamp says 192.

(6,323,000 * 8) / ( 269) =~ 180000


open the mp3 in xmms. as far as i remember it tells you.

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mpg321 -t filename
Old 07-05-2004, 09:40 PM   #4
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with xmms if you right click on a song in the playlist you can get the file info, including bitrate... If it's variable it will give average bitrate.

With KDE filemanager, right click and look at the properties, metainfo. I will also give bitrate (or at least av bitrate with vbr)
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Thumbs up Just what I needed

Originally Posted by mikshaw View Post
mpg321 -t filename
Gives me just what I need to know to convert an audiobook to realistic mono. (A human narrator ripped in stereo at 320K+ is ludicrous, but it helps to know the starting info going in!) Thanks!


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