View Full Version : How to only convert some files with upper quality?

07-16-2005, 10:16 AM
Iīm new to this Programm and donīt now, if itīs possible to do this, what Iīd like to do:

I have many folders wich contains well ordered MP3s.
They all have different Qualitys. From 128Kbps up to 320Kbps.
Now iīd like to convert all of them wich have Quality over 192Kbps down to 192Kbps.
But I donīt want to convert those files under 192Kbps to 192Kbps. They should be stay at their level, because I think it doesnīt make sense to convert them up!?

Here are my Questions:
Is it possible to use this Programm to convert those files directly in their source-folder? (I donīt like to sort them again!)
Is it possible to leave all the ID-Tags unchangend?
Is it possible to leave all files with bad Quality at their level and convert only Files with upper Quality down?

Thanks for your help!!


07-16-2005, 10:25 AM
1) Yes, just tell dMC to Keep the files in their current folder. Uncheck "Keep path on convert" if you use File Selector.
2) Yes, just check "Preserve ID Tags"
3) I'm not sure, in all honesty.

07-16-2005, 02:47 PM
If you install dbpoweramp audio player, add them to Music Collection, then sort on bitrate, select high bitrate files and right click >> convert to.

07-17-2005, 09:30 AM
Ah. Ok. Thx. very much!

But one last Question:
after the conversion the ID-Tags seem to be lost. Whatīs going wrong?

07-17-2005, 09:38 AM
What are your mp3 tagging settings?
(Start --> Programs --> dBpowerAMP Music Converter --> Configuration --> dMC Configuration)
Did you check "Preserve ID Tags" when you converted the files?

07-18-2005, 12:34 PM
I like that Program :) because of the feature "copy your config to clipboard" :)

Version Information
dBpowerAMP Music Converter: Release 11.5
Power Pack & Mp3 License: [ Registered: No 28 Days Trial Remaining ]
dBpowerAMP Audio Player
dBpowerAMP CD Writer: Not Installed 'easy way to burn audio cds'
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Add extra [en/de]coding abilities such as m4a, wma, etc.

Smart Install Codecs
Musepack: .mpc
Mp4 (AAC): .mp4
Flac: .flac
Monkeys Audio: .ape
OptimFROG: .ofr
Shorten: .shn
WavPack: .wv
Advanced Audio Compression: .aac

Installed Compression Codecs (Write)
Mp3 (Lame): Lame Version 3.96.1 [ .mp3 ]
Test Conversion (No Write)
Wave: [ .wav ]
Windows Media Audio V9.1: Release 1 [ .wma ]

Installed Input Codecs (Read)
Auxiliary Input Decoder: .aux
CD Input Decoder: .cda
Midi Input Decoder: .mid; .midi
Mp3 Input Decoder: .mp3; .mp2; .mpga; .mpa; .mpx; .mpg; .mp1
Ogg Input Decoder: .ogg
Wave Input Decoder: .wav
Windows Media Audio Input Decoder: .wma; .asf; .wmv

Mp3 Input Decoder
CRC Errors: Ignore
Decode To: 16 bit (dithered)

Wave Compression Codec
More than 16 bit or 2 Channels: Write WaveFormatEx Header

Tag Creation: ID3v2 & ID3v1
Write ID3v1 Version: v1.1
ID3v1 UTF8 Read: Yes
ID3v1 UTF8 Write: Yes
Write ID3v2 Unicode: Yes
Write ID3v2 Version: v2.3

Windows Media Audio
Write Track Number as: WM/TrackNumber

And yes, I did check "Preserve ID Tags" when I converted the files...

07-18-2005, 01:04 PM
So converting from mp3 to mp3 results in you losing tags? Do you have the normal tags (Artist, Title, Album, Track *) or other tags (Composer, etc.) that probably aren't supported?

07-18-2005, 02:23 PM
Hold the mouse over the converted file, does it show any ID Tags, hold the mouse over the source file, does it show any id tags, also on both yellow popups does it say 'dbpoweramp' at the bottom?