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Best encoder + Parameters

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Couin 6:38 PM - 7 July, 2004
Hi !

Moderators, Administrators, which is the best encoder for SSL ? And which are the parametrers to encode mp3 to be shure to have NO problem when mapping and playing mp3's ?

Thanks !

nik39 6:43 PM - 7 July, 2004
I dont about what is the best for SSL, but lame encoder is very good encoder, it has been thoroughly tested even with VBR. Recommended VBR settings is "--alt-preset standard", but dont use a newer version (you should stick to 3.90) because the newer ones have not been tested that inensive.
Couin 6:51 PM - 7 July, 2004
I won't use VBR. I had use for a long time , Xing at 128 Join Stereo, and now , Lame 3.93 128 at Join Stereo.
I eventually want re-encode mp3's which sources are not sure (few downloads and all I didn't create myself) for secure SSL.
nik39 7:40 PM - 7 July, 2004
I am not talking about ABR, or what is VBR at 128? Also joint stereo was indeed an issue with older encoders (who uses xing anyway? thats baaad!), check
Couin 7:51 PM - 7 July, 2004
I would say Constant Bit Rate , at 128 kbps ;-)
Alexander 8:46 PM - 7 July, 2004
hey nik39 thanks for the site ...a lot of useful info on that forum!
feniks 9:19 PM - 7 July, 2004
320 bitrate all the way. you lose way too much audio quality if you encode at 128. and i agree....the LAME encoder is prob one of the best out there right now. i use version 3.93.1.
nik39 9:50 PM - 7 July, 2004
128 is really a bad choice, I think I can hear find out whats an mp3 and whats uncompressed audio upto 160kbit, so I wouldnt take less than 192, as said before use VBR with a highest bitrate of at least 192. Try ... it should be explained in that looong post.
Couin 10:51 PM - 7 July, 2004
Okay , but 80-90% of my mp3 are at 128 kbps cbr (and I found it sounds good).
VBR doesn't make problems on SSL ? (I've few VBR , and they don't run on SSL).

I would use LAME 3.93 to reencode bads mp3's... It will be absolutly run on SSL ?

nik39 11:11 PM - 7 July, 2004
Maybe the dev's can guarantee you that these mp3s run, I cant. If you think 128cbr sounds okay, stick to it, its your choice, you asked about our opinion, I told you what I suggest. Hope it helped you.
Alexander 11:38 PM - 7 July, 2004
nik39 I am going to use the iTunes LAME Encoder plugin ...since that is what people are praising... but I want the highest quality as possible and I saw that you can edit presets you have a recommendation? thanks

p.s. it is still pretty hard to leave all my WAVs and AIFFs that I have ripped but room is becoming an issue! So I am currently backing up to DVD!
Josh 11:48 PM - 7 July, 2004
I would use LAME 3.93 to reencode bads mp3's... It will be absolutly run on SSL ?

I hope you mean re-encode from the original source....

There's no guarantees with encoders, LAME seems to be popular, as does the standard iTunes encoder. Your best bet would be to _try_ different things out, see if they play ok in SSL and how they sound to your ears.
Alexander 11:58 PM - 7 July, 2004
I am on Mac by the way just in case..thanks again
Couin 7:14 AM - 8 July, 2004

Thanks all ;-)