Remuxing Radio 4 aac/m4a to mp3

Shevek shevek at
Tue Jul 26 05:16:07 EDT 2011

On 25 July 2011 22:38, dinkypumpkin <dinkypumpkin at> wrote:
> On 25/07/2011 21:40, M2 wrote:
>> So is there any way to get remuxed aac/m4a to mp3?
> 1. Update get_iplayer
> 2. Add --aactomp3 to your get_iplayer command line or "aactomp3 1" to your
> options file.
> This will create MP3 files *instead of* M4A files from flashaac mode
> downloads.  Also, flashaudio mode is still necessary for many programmes
> from BBC local and regional radio stations, so it won't hurt leave it in
> your mode list.

I note that the aactomp3 option specifies CBR 128kb.

I'd like to be able to use VBR instead of CBR and to be able to set up
which -V mode to use via a pref.

for more info on -V modes)

Before I spend any time working on this, is this something anyone else
would like to see or are most people happy with 128kb CBR?



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