MP3ENC(1)                                               MP3ENC(1)

          mp3enc - create mp3 audio files

          games/mp3enc [ -hprv ] [ -b bitrate ] [ -B bitrate ] [ -m
               mode ] [ -q q ] [ -s sfreq ] [ -V q ] [ long or silly
               options ]

          Mp3enc compresses audio on standard input, normally PCM-
          encoded, and produces MP3-encoded audio on standard output.
          By default, the MP3 file will use `constant bit-rate' (CBR)
          encoding, but that can be changed via --abr (average bitrate
          desired, ABR) or -v (variable bitrate, VBR).

          -b   set minimum allowed bitrate in Kb/s for VBR, default
               32Kb/s.  For CBR, set the exact bitrate in Kb/s, which
               defaults to 128Kb/s.
          -B   set maximum allowed bitrate in Kb/s for VBR, default
          -h   same as `-q 2'.
          -m   mode may be (s)tereo, (j)oint, (f)orce or (m)ono
               (default j).  force forces mid/side stereo on all
          -p   add CRC error protection (adds an additional 16 bits
               per frame to the stream).  This seems to break play-
          -q   sets output quality to q (see -V).
          -r   input is raw pcm
          -s   set sampling frequency of input file (in KHz) to sfreq,
               default is 44.1.
          -v   use variable bitrate (VBR) encoding
          -V   set quality setting for VBR to q. Default q is 4; 0
               produces highest-quality and largest files, and 9 pro-
               duces lowest-quality and smallest files.

        Long options
          --abr bitrate      sets average bitrate desired in Kb/s,
                             instead of setting quality, and generates
                             ABR encoding.
          --resample sfreq   set sampling frequency of output file (in
                             KHz) to sfreq, default is input sfreq.
          --mp3input         input is an MP3 file

        Silly options
          -f        same as `-q 7'.  Such a deal.
          -o        mark as non-original (i.e. do not set the original
          -c        mark as copyright

     MP3ENC(1)                                               MP3ENC(1)

          -k        disable sfb=21 cutoff
          -e emp    de-emphasis n/5/c (default n)
          -d        allow channels to have different blocktypes
          -t        disable Xing VBR informational tag
          -a        autoconvert from stereo to mono file for mono
          -x        force byte-swapping of input (see dd(1) instead)
          -S        don't print progress report, VBR histograms
          --athonly only use the ATH for masking
          --nohist  disable VBR histogram display
          --voice   experimental voice mode

          Encode a `.wav' file as highest-quality MP3.

               games/mp3enc -q 0 -b 320

          Create a fixed 128Kb/s MP3 file from a `.wav' file.

               games/mp3enc -h <foo.wav >foo.mp3

          Streaming from stereo 44.1KHz raw PCM data, encoding mono at
          16KHz (you may not need dd):

               dd -conv swab | games/mp3enc -a -r -m m --resample 16 -b 24


          dd(1), mp3dec(1), audio(3), cdfs(4), audio(7), juke(7),

          Quality is much better than encoders based on the ISO rou-
          tines, but still not as good as the FhG encoder.

          It's a GNU behemoth, lightly rehabilitated.  There are zil-
          lions of undocumented options.