force transcode to change bitrate for mobile devices
Submitted by ikke
There should be a way to force mp3 bitrate change when copying stuff to memory stick / usb player.
I got it done if I used the .is_audio_player -file and specified the device as ogg player. But if I specified it as mpeg -device, it just copies the mp3, not changing the bitrate. Even I changed the import format in preferences to have gstreamer do 128 bitrate mp3.
The justification for enhancement would be that some of my (and probably many other's) music is with higher bitrate since I listen them through home stereos, but mobile devices have limited space and sound quality anyway... and I would like to use rhythmbox to control all these, since it's a good app otherwise.
My rb is 0.11.5-0ubuntu8 in up to date Ubuntu hardy as of 2008-9-3.
I was recommended to make a bug report in devel mailing list: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnome.apps.rhythmbox.devel/9299