Yes, you can rip MP3s with Windows Media Player 8!

This is easily enabled by adding the following registry keys:


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"LowRate" =dword:0001f400
"MediumRate" =dword:00027100
"MediumHighRate" =dword:0002ee00
"HighRate" =dword:0003e800

These corresponds to 64, 128, 192 and 256 Kbps.

You can change this to your liking using the following dword hex values:
  • 320 Kbps = dword:0004e200
  • 256 Kbps = dword:0003e800
  • 224 Kbps = dword:00036b00
  • 192 Kbps = dword:0002ee00
  • 160 Kbps = dword:00027100
  • 128 Kbps = dword:0001f400
  • 112 Kbps = dword:0001b580
  • 64 Kbps = dword:0000fa00
  • 56 Kbps = dword:0000dac0

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
Last updated: May 4th 2004
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