Lets get down to business already, I hate writing long introductions. What
will you need today? All you'll need to do is select your favorite MP3 codec
and install it.
LAME LAME seems to be the most popular and widely believed to be the best
on the market.
FranHofer Radium FranHofer Radium is the fastest and not very good for all
of the quality freaks.
BladeEnc BladeEnc seems to be better than LAME at higher quality settings.
Now that you have a codec installed we'll move onto the next step. You'll need
to add this to your registry.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
If you don't know what to do with this then here's a simple .reg file for
you to import into your registry.
After using this registry setting you'll want to start Media Player and go
to tools --> Options --> Copy Music Tab. You'll now see something similar to
the image below. 128Kbps is very commonly distributed around the internet but
for anybody with a decent sound system this quality is nowhere near what you
want! 256Kbps is a decent balance of quality and storage space, but there's
also 320Kbps available if you follow these instructions.
If you want to further customize these settings then obviously the registry
values are hexadecimal numbers. For example 0004e200 is 320000 AKA 320K. Now
that you know this then simply make the calculations to adjust the settings to
whatever you would like!