I'm a bit confused by the MP3 Encoder Options and I'm hoping somebody can help.
Now I've taken a look at the following page:
It is my understanding that '--preset fast extreme' and '-V 0' are equivalent.
So I'm a bit confused as to why the two drop downs ('Quality' and 'VBR Q') operate independantly. I would expect the drop downs to be linked, so selecting '--preset fast extreme' from 'Quality' would automatically set 'VBR Q' to '-V 0'
Am I missing something?
Also, is the 'Very High' option under 'Quality' equivalent to '-V 0'?
Now what I find interesting is that I've just done a quick test.
I encoded a WAV file using Winamp set to:
VBR Minimum Bitrate = 32 kbps
VBR Maximum Bitrate = 320 kbps
Quality = --alt-preset fast extreme
VBR Q = 0(High)
I then encoded that same WAV file using LAME 3.99.5 (x64).
I specified only two command line parameters:
I then view the file info for both MP3 files in Winamp by right clicking on the file and selecting 'View file info...'
Interestingly there are minor variations.
Payload Size: 16928935 bytes
300 kbps (VBR)
LAME 3.99.5 (x64):
Payload Size: 17063211 bytes
302 kbps (VBR)
Any explanation as to these minor variations... I would expect identical outputs.