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High quality MP3 ripping with WMP
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By Super Admin
Published on 02/27/2005
 
Windows media player on XP can encode high quality mp3.

High quality MP3 ripping with WMP

Here is how:

Install a mp3 codec, then make the following registry changes:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Settings\MP3Encoding
"LowRate"=dword:0000dac0
"MediumRate"=dword:0001f400
"MediumHighRate"=dword:0003e800
"HighRate"=dword:0004e200

Reboot and changes will be evident in media player options.