Old 13th February 2004, 02:55   #1
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What mp3 encoder are you using?

Software title, bitrate, etc.
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Old 13th February 2004, 03:14   #2
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CDex

I encode mp3's at 320k and .ogg between quality settings 8 and 10
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Old 13th February 2004, 03:18   #3
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LAME with RazorLAME FrontEnd (get the WAVs from EAC). 256Kbps CBR bitrate.

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Old 13th February 2004, 05:41   #4
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Winamp with a plugin for Ogg Vorbis ripping. ~128kbps VBR.

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Old 13th February 2004, 05:43   #5
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EAC to rip to ogg q -8.
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Old 13th February 2004, 06:28   #6
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EAC (to MP3 at 192kbps)

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Old 13th February 2004, 07:24   #7
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CDEX ripping to q8 ogg


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Old 13th February 2004, 07:51   #8
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CDEX - 192kbps OGG (q6 I believe)
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Old 13th February 2004, 08:09   #9
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dBpowerAMP for ripping CDs, at 192kbps
LAME (some random version) for encoding, also at 192kbps
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Old 13th February 2004, 10:53   #10
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-q6 for ogg

(don't encode in mp3)
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Old 13th February 2004, 12:16   #11
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I rip the Wave files with EAC in secure mode (I prefer it to CDEX since CDEX doesn't get rid of the gaps between songs).
Then Razorlame + Lame 3.95.1 (alt preset standard) : perfect quality, reasonable size, very fast
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Old 13th February 2004, 12:35   #12
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Ripping: CDex and EAC, CDex paranoia full is a lot faster than EAC secure mode and still quite safe but EAC's gap scanning is indeed very useful and absolutely necessary to rip hidden tracks.

Encoding: Musepack --quality 5 --xlevel
Faster, better and smaller than mp3.
(for video sound I use Vorbis1.01 q2)
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Old 13th February 2004, 13:07   #13
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128kbps

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Old 13th February 2004, 14:23   #14
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You can guide me for encoding new digital audio cds?
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Old 13th February 2004, 14:25   #15
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You can guide me for encoding new digital audio cds?
Which means ?
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Old 13th February 2004, 14:30   #16
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Mean is this that new cd creating with digital technology
and you cant easy encoding this file to mp3.
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Old 13th February 2004, 16:35   #17
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Music Match 7.5 Plus. Fast and Easy, even though it may be unpopular with this winamp clan. 196kbs is my pref bit rate

In the rare event that it has conflictions then I use CDex.(ie: converting GTA III sound track (PC vers.)to Mp3 format )
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Old 13th February 2004, 17:10   #18
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CDex, 160Kbps mp3, lame 3.something. Works on my walkman, sounds good, files aren't too large.


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Old 13th February 2004, 19:44   #19
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EAC for ripping
lame 3.90.3 with the --alt-preset standard parameter for encoding. I use some lame frontend but I can't remember what it's called.
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Old 13th February 2004, 20:08   #20
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Music Match 7.5 Plus. Fast and Easy, even though it may be unpopular with this winamp clan. 196kbs is my pref bit rate

In the rare event that it has conflictions then I use CDex.(ie: converting GTA III sound track (PC vers.)to Mp3 format )
Uh, most of the GTA III soundtrack is in Mp3 format. Like the radio stations are and the missions are in WAV. If you are talking about the missions, then why?

also ... YOU WILL BURN IN HELL FOR USING MUSICMATCH ... (sorry, just had to you know )

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Old 13th February 2004, 23:34   #21
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LAME with RazorLAME FrontEnd (get the WAVs from EAC). 256Kbps CBR bitrate.

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what he said

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Old 13th February 2004, 23:49   #22
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256Kbps CBR bitrate.
Why CBR?
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Old 14th February 2004, 00:02   #23
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CDEx with full paranoia for ripping and Lame 1.32 engine 3.95 at --alt-preset insane, because I can and also because MP3's generally are really shit when compared to a proper CD through my hi-fi. Encode at this quality and I can burn a CD and play it through the hi-fi good as new.

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Old 14th February 2004, 00:05   #24
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Why CBR?
Because I have an old Mp3 player that doesn't support VBR. Sorry, but I am too broke to go and buy a new one.

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Old 14th February 2004, 02:13   #25
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Rock/Pop I'm going to keep on my computer to listen to with my 80 dollar Logitech speakers: EAC to rip, LAME to encode at 192kbps.

Classical music I'm going to keep on my computer to listen to with my 80 dollar Logitech speakers: EAC to rip, Ogg at -q7.

Stuff I'm going to burn to a "compilation disc": EAC to rip to wav. No compression.

Exact copy of a CD for "backup" ( ): CloneCD to image file to CD.

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Old 14th February 2004, 04:11   #26
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Quote:
Originally posted by DuaneJeffers
Uh, most of the GTA III soundtrack is in Mp3 format. Like the radio stations are and the missions are in WAV. If you are talking about the missions, then why?
-Duane
You are right the Radio stations, "Chat" in particular, are in a Mp3 format, but it is a form of Mp3 which is resistent to copying or converting to wav.CDex was able to resolve the hole matter thankfully.
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Old 14th February 2004, 12:02   #27
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An old version of AudioCatalyst 1 or 1.2 on a 200mhz pentium with 130mb ram from a 48speed cdrw. reads at 6x encodes at about a third of that
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Old 14th February 2004, 16:39   #28
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Old 14th February 2004, 16:59   #29
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Old 14th February 2004, 17:11   #30
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The overall best MP3 encoder and setting...

LAME v3.90.3 or v3.95.1, and using "--alt-preset standard" for the highest sound quality per bitrate (i.e., efficiency). With this setting (which is a quality-based VBR mode), it turns out a bitrate between about 190kbps and 210kbps. For a slightly lower bitrate at almost the same sound quality, try "--alt-preset medium" (~160kbps to 180kbps).

I personally use FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), the v1.1.0 reference encoder.

And for my portable, which only plays CBR-encoded MP3, I use LAME v3.90.3 --alt-preset CBR 128.

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Old 14th February 2004, 19:14   #31
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do lame --preset insane;
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Old 16th February 2004, 01:53   #32
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anything free?

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Old 16th February 2004, 02:07   #33
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http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/ - free

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Old 16th February 2004, 02:07   #34
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I think this thread should be renamed to "What Ogg Vorbis encoder are you using?" because most people here seem to be using Ogg.
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Old 16th February 2004, 05:38   #35
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do lame --preset insane;
Actually, it's LAME --alt-preset insane, which is the same as "--alt-preset CBR 320".

However, any catastrophic transparency failures using --alt-preset standard have only rarely shown an improvement with --alt-preset insane, while using about 50% more disk space per track.

Therefore, there is really no such thing as "encoding headroom" to justify using bitrates higher than the transparency threshold (which --alt-preset standard provides), but --alt-preset insane can provide the "warm fuzzies" that come with using the guaranteed highest quality setting for MP3 encoding.

Then again, for the ultimate "warm fuzzies", there's always FLAC.

@GqSkrub: LAME is free for MP3 encoding, as is Exact Audio Copy and CDex for CD ripping. (Ogg Vorbis and FLAC reference encoders are free as well.)

Also, CDex is not an MP3 encoder. It's an extraction tool that can call an MP3 encoder while ripping. The fact that is can do this seamlessly makes it "act" like an encoder, but it's not the one doing the encoding to MP3. The CDex engine only rips from CDA to WAV, then calls an encoder to go from WAV to any other format.

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Old 16th February 2004, 10:03   #36
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[nitpick]Since Lame 3.95 (or even 3.94)--preset is the same as --alt-preset.[/nitpick]
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Old 16th February 2004, 10:36   #37
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I use FLAC these days. I got fed up with re-ripping stuff in Vorbis for the PC, 192kbps MP3 for the iPod, and 128CBR for last.fm.

So I now rip to FLAC and use that on my PC, and then transcode to everything else.

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Old 16th February 2004, 11:01   #38
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grip, ripping using cdparanoia, full paranoia, then ogg -q6 (highest my neuros will play)

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EAC rip to dBpowerAmp Music converter - Musepack .mpc /Standard setting.

I found it fustrating to have EAC encode it. DBPA does it so much better and faster.
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