Foobar2000:Converter:Custom presets

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Converter: Custom Presets

Converter: Custom preset editor


File name of the command-line encoder binary.


Extension of the file format, without the dot.


Command-line parameters to send to the encoder. Exact syntax depends on the encoder. Refer to encoder's documentation to find out exact parameters to use.

There are three possible placeholders to be used in constructing the parameter string. Every occurance of a placeholder will be replaced by specific variable content during encoding:

  • %d – will be replaced by the desired output file name
  • %r – will be replaced by a random number; used together with oggenc
  • %s – will be replaced by the filename of a temporary created input wav-file

Using %s changes encoder control from pipe mode to temporary file mode; the progress bar progresses only during temporary file creation, but pauses while encoding.

Bit Depth Control

These settings tell the Converter how to manage bit depths of data streams sent to the encoder. You should fill them according to encoder's documentation. If you're uncertain about highest available BPS (bits per sample, not second) mode, leave it at 16.

Bit depth of the data stream sent to the encoder depends on various factors and will vary between different encoding scenarios - source: lossy/lossless, DSP or ReplayGain processing active, etc.

Display Info

These settings control how this preset is shown on the preset list. They are entirely arbitrary and have no impact on the encoding process at all.

See Also

Preferences: Converter

Converter component