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  • dominik
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Why don't so many LAME-MP3s have j-stereo?
I checked out the mp3s I've downloaded so far with EncSpot and I realized, that 95% of the mp3s encoded with LAME 3.90, 3.92 and 3.93 don't have joint stereo. Is there an advantage to use LAME with simple stereo which I don't know or are they all just stupid ?

  • Jan S.
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Why don't so many LAME-MP3s have j-stereo?
Reply #1
Because ppl are stupid and due to some broken encoders creating the myth that joint-stereo is a bad thing.
Many release groups decided to use "real" stereo because of this myth.
  • Last Edit: 17 July, 2003, 03:25:49 PM by Jan S.

  • ChS
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Why don't so many LAME-MP3s have j-stereo?
Reply #2
I think the default settings in certain popular programs (CDex) that encode with LAME are set to Stereo so that's why many people would end up using it.

  • saratoga
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Why don't so many LAME-MP3s have j-stereo?
Reply #3
Because the standard on usenet is 192 CBR, Full Stereo, LAME 3.93.1 and people on usenet are too fearful of change to agree on fixing it.