It doesn't just give bitrate but try setting the lister to "Details" format (right click View > Details) and then right click on the heading columns and include description. That seems to include the bitrate (at least for MP3 files). You may need to drag the column wider to see them.
Yup, that works, and description is rather handy, but I have more on this. Keep reading.
Assuming you're using Dopus 9, right click on the column headings in the lister, select More from the context menu that appears, under Columns in the dialogue should popup, select Music from the pull-down men and then select Bit Rate and click on the right arrow to add it to the columns that are viewed. Click OK out of there and you *should* have achieved what you are after...
That's the way that I used, precisely. I knew how to get this.. which isn't to say I don't appreciate the description you gave, but what I'm looking for, ultimately, is how to make Opus REMEMBER this setting. In other words.. whenever I'm looking at a folder full of music files, I want to see the bit-rate, or even description because I kind of like the latter even better. I don't have to see description always, (though I suppose it wouldn't hurt, either), but only when I'm looking at folders with music in them.
Not sure if I'm being clear enough, but this example should clear it up. Say I'm looking at a folder of an album on my HD. I now follow enable description or bit rate as a new column in the view. Great. I see the info I want to see. Now I navigate to a different folder to do something else.. or even a different folder of a different music album. Oy.. the description/bit rate column is gone. How do I make it stick? I want Opus to show description/bit rate when I look at folders with music in them. That's as clear as I know how to describe it
Carol, about the recursive subfolders question.. it's all in there. Right-click the column header and you'll see this: http://screencast.com/t/FlRvERtki
Oh, and Carol's response to edbro is dead-on.