I've been working on converting the soundtrack from a video game from its original format to something that you can easily play back on regular consumer devices. The system is Nintendo 3DS, utilizing 24ch 32728 Hz sampling rate.
I've made two versions: flac, and mp3. flac seems to be fine, but some software (notably iTunes) chokes on the mp3 because it was downscaled to 32000 Hz during conversion. It plays back the song, but there's significant distortions and cracks in the output. The mp3 files play back fine on other software such as Winamp, though. I'm using the lame encoder (
lame.exe -S --noreplaygain -V 0 - %d at ~245 kbps VBR via foobar2000).
What's the recommended method for dealing with this? How do I get the mp3 files to play back properly?