Is there a way to set SoundConverter to 320kbps? I want to convert mp3 320kbps files to Ogg Vorbis 320 kbps. I see it is possible in SoundConverter to have it in 256 and 500 kbps but not in 320kbps.


A little bit of sed magic will simply and safely solve the issue for you. The following is a single command, simply copy the whole block and paste it into a Terminal window:

sudo sed -i_bak \
-e 's/quality_setting = {0: 0, 0.2: 1, 0.4: 2, 0.6: 3, 0.8: 4, 1.0: 5}/quality_setting = {0.2: 0, 0.4: 1, 0.6: 2, 0.8: 3, 0.9: 4, 1.0: 5}/' \
-e 's/quality = (0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.0)/quality = (0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 0.9, 1.0)/' \

This can subsequently be easily reversed, if you ever wish to do so, by using the following sed one liner:

sudo mv -v /usr/share/soundconverter/python/soundconverter/ui.py_bak \

The results can be seen in this screenshot, note the 320kbps setting indicated with the mouse pointer:

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This leaves you with the following bitrates available from within Soundconverter:

  • Approximate bitrate ~96kbps
  • Approximate bitrate ~128kbps
  • Approximate bitrate ~192kbps
  • Approximate bitrate ~256kbps
  • Approximate bitrate ~320kbps
  • Approximate bitrate ~500kbps

And the syntax of my sed example can easily be altered to allow for other quality settings and thus different bitrate combinations. Nice to have this available from within the application itself but this is what we have at the moment...

The Linux command line is so cool :)


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