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

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 high rate.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
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 256 Kbps for high rate encoding but you can change it to 320 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 “HighRate” and enter the encoding rate (for eg. 320000) with base Decimal. Then, create another DWORD value “HighRateSample” 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.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Bit rate changed when encoding is at High rate.

Bit rate remains unchanged, by default, when encoding is at High rate.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\] 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 "HighRate".

Fifth, right-click on 'HighRate' DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Sixth, enter the value that you want in kbps (for eg. 320000) with base Decimal, in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Seventh, 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 "HighRateSample".

Eighth, right-click on the 'HighRateSample' 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'.

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