Author Topic: variable bitrate in filter/search  (Read 207 times)

Anti

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I'm trying to list my low-quality constant bitrate files lower than 320k, but do not want to list variable bitrate files.
Is it possible to filter/search by whether a file has a variable bitrate or not?

Thanks.

Messiaen

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A simple method is to just create a virtual-tag using the following:

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$If($Contains(<Bitrate>,VBR)="T",,$If($RxMatch(<Bitrate>,"\d+")<320,<Bitrate>,))

And name it something like "WeakBits", then do a <Ctrl+F> search matching <Weakbits> "has a value".

There may be other ways too, but this one works for me.  Note that it'll only really work for MP3's, since .FLAC's don't have VBR as such, but can obviously render at all sorts of bitrate values.