How to customized Sound Juicer MP3 output format

Sound Juicer is a reliable audio CD ripper. But customizing the MP3 format output is a pain at first. Information about configuring the GStreamer pipeline is scarce. This is a simple guide on customizing the MP3 format.
Goto
Preferences > Format > Edit Profiles
The most important part of creating a customized output format is the pipeline settings.

By default, the default MP3 profile gives you:
audio/x-raw-int,rate=44100,channels=2 ! lame name=enc mode=0 vbr-quality=6 !  id3v2mux
This setting above will gives you a moderate quality, variable bit rate (128 to 256 kbps) and true stereo sound. If you want a higher variable bit rate, set the vbr-quality=4.

You can change this to a constant bitrate of 256 kbps:
audio/x-raw-int,rate=44100,channels=2 ! lame name=enc mode=0 bitrate=256 !  id3v2mux
This setting above will gives you a constant bit rate of 256 kbps and true stereo sound.

These are only simple examples. To get more information about options available via the gstreamer lame plugin, run this command in your terminal window:
gst-inspect lame | less
The Gnome Audio Profiles Properties window/program can also be accessed by running this command in your terminal window:
gnome-audio-profiles-properties

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