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FLAC to MP3 & variable bitrate (VBR) failure


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Just upgraded from version 5.x to 8.11 and converting FLAC to MP3 files. As per usual, was using the "Variable Bitrate Option" (VBR) and selecting 320 kbps.

A partially successful conversion will happen - that is, FLAC to MP3.

Unfortunately, the VBR outputs only as 128 kbps quality and not as 320 kbps as chosen.

Anyone know what the problem is?? Is there a work-around or did I screw up somewhere?? I have been using this app for years without any issues.

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Let's try doing a clean install and delete all the cache of the program. Uninstall your software first, then go to the folder location below on your computer then delete the Switch folders:

C:\ProgramData\NCH Software
C:\Users\(Your computer profile)\AppData\Roaming\NCH Software\Switch

If you can't find the AppData folder, set Windows to show hidden files and folders with the steps from this link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14201/windows-show-hidden-files.

After deleting the Switch folder, restart your computer then install it again from the next link: http://www.oldversiondownload.com/oldversions/switch-7-45-2019-11-08.exe

That should do it. Please try it again after that and see if that fixes the issue.

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On 6/3/2020 at 9:02 PM, SDave said:

Just upgraded from version 5.x to 8.11 and converting FLAC to MP3 files. As per usual, was using the "Variable Bitrate Option" (VBR) and selecting 320 kbps.

A partially successful conversion will happen - that is, FLAC to MP3.

Unfortunately, the VBR outputs only as 128 kbps quality and not as 320 kbps as chosen.

Anyone know what the problem is?? Is there a work-around or did I screw up somewhere?? I have been using this app for years without any issues.

I'm using a iMac (Catalina OS).

On 6/4/2020 at 4:54 PM, DannR said:

Let's try doing a clean install and delete all the cache of the program. Uninstall your software first, then go to the folder location below on your computer then delete the Switch folders:

C:\ProgramData\NCH Software
C:\Users\(Your computer profile)\AppData\Roaming\NCH Software\Switch

If you can't find the AppData folder, set Windows to show hidden files and folders with the steps from this link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14201/windows-show-hidden-files.

After deleting the Switch folder, restart your computer then install it again from the next link: http://www.oldversiondownload.com/oldversions/switch-7-45-2019-11-08.exe

That should do it. Please try it again after that and see if that fixes the issue.

 

On 6/3/2020 at 9:02 PM, SDave said:

Since I own a Mac, I could not explicitly follow your instructions as they were meant for Windows users.

Notwithstanding, I used a recommended program called AppCleaner which has always worked very well for me deleting apps.

Bottom line is this after uninstalling and re-installing ..... still no luck at all in resolving this issue. What is wrong here? Any more suggestions???

 

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