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LAME 3.90.3 - 3.96.1 APS bitrate difference?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by Metaleer, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. Metaleer

    Metaleer Member

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    Hey all,

    While ripping a CD of mine using the --alt-preset standard switch with both these versions of LAME, I discovered the bitrate was different... I don't know if this question has been answered already, but does anyone know why this occurs? Any response would be appreciated.
     
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    That codec v3.90.3 is ancient - it is from the 90's is it not?
    The oldest one I have kept is v3.93.1, circa 2002.
    3.95.1 and 3.96 iterations were quite slow on Q=0 (highest quality) encoding.
    3.96.1 is wonderful! Great codec :)
    But to answer your question, any difference in bitrate I would expect to be subtle.
    I suppose the LAME team has changed the preset.
    Lately I am using VBR-MTRH at Q=0, VBR3, min 128kbs max 320kbs.
    Very nice encode, similar in size to CBR 192kbs.
    Regards
     
  3. Metaleer

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    Thanks for the reply, greatly appreciated.

    I'm not sure when the 3.90.3 codec was released, but I doubt it's *that* old, as another well-known audio forum recommends it... And as for the subtleness... Well, 3.96.1 encoded a song at around 220 VBR, while the older codec processed the song with a 196 average... So the differences are fairly subtle, although some people could probably hear a difference.
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]Metaleer[/small]
     
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