[FFmpeg-user] MP3 enconding bitrate

Bob Maple bobm-ffmpeg at burner.com
Wed Oct 22 21:23:51 CEST 2014

> I have trouble to get the mp3 encoded right to play on my Volvo
> Infotainment System (Sensus 3.0), so I have contacted the costumer
> support, and they told me that the files are being encoding with frames
> with more than 320Kbps of bitrate.


> I've encoded with this command:
> ffmpeg -i 2L38_01_96kHz.flac -codec:a libmp3lame -qscale:a 0
> 2L38_01_96kHz.mp3

You're using a qscale of 0 which is like saying "use ALL of the bits!"
Raise the q or use -b:a to set a sensible bitrate ilke -b:a 192k
(opinions vary)

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