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EAC/LAME-I need advice

Discussion in 'Audio' started by cjmkcm, Apr 28, 2002.

  1. cjmkcm

    cjmkcm Member

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    I have downloaded EAC and LAME. When compressing a WAV to MP3, the program takes forever to finish. Sometimes it doesn't. The compression or copying is lightning quick, then it doesn't finish. The compression screen just sits on my desktop. Any advice? I'm using an HP Pavilion 780n.
     
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    How fast/slow the HP Pavlion is?

    1) If your ripping is lighting fast, then you have not enabled the secure mode. Enable it.
    2) MP3 encoding is not a lightning fast process - on my 500mhz P3 it runs 1.2x - 2x speed with LAME and good VBR settings.
    3) Perhaps you have disabled EAC to show the actual LAME.EXE encoding window and you can't see the encoding process going on - you think that it doesn't finish correctly, but possibly the encoding is still going on.

    I think I will soon post a simplified LAME/EAC article
     
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    If EAC is set to not display the LAME window you'll know encoding is taking place since EAC will show a status at the bottom detailing how many encodings are left.
     
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    The 780n is a 1.8 gig P4. Its the fastest
    thing I have ever owned. I think the advice
    so far is the answer. I will execute both
    suggestions tonight. Thanks again for
    walking the newbie through the process.
    Just curious, how many years has this been
    going on? Common sense tells me about
    1998 but is it older than that?
     

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