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Recommended Helix MP3 encoder settings for casual listening?

What are recommended Helix MP3 encoder settings for casual listening?

With LAME. I always use "lame.exe -V 4 --noreplaygain inputfile [outputfile]" for casual listening.

What are corresponding settings for Helix MP3 encoder?


 

Re: Recommended Helix MP3 encoder settings for casual listening?

Reply #1
Hi there,

LAME and the Helix MP3 encoder are completely separate MP3 encoders, so things will only match approximately. One would need proper listening tests to determine a somewhat precise mapping.

As a starting point, this might work:

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hmp3 input.wav output.mp3 -V75 -HF2 -F18000

Re: Recommended Helix MP3 encoder settings for casual listening?

Reply #2
Hi there,

LAME and the Helix MP3 encoder are completely separate MP3 encoders, so things will only match approximately. One would need proper listening tests to determine a somewhat precise mapping.

As a starting point, this might work:

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hmp3 input.wav output.mp3 -V75 -HF2 -F18000

These settings work great. Thanks.

Re: Recommended Helix MP3 encoder settings for casual listening?

Reply #3
You're welcome! Just out of curiosity: What made you look into the Helix MP3 encoder? Encoding speed?

Re: Recommended Helix MP3 encoder settings for casual listening?

Reply #4
I guess it's sound quality at low bitrates according to different tests)
Opus VBR 256 + SoX

Re: Recommended Helix MP3 encoder settings for casual listening?

Reply #5
You're welcome! Just out of curiosity: What made you look into the Helix MP3 encoder? Encoding speed?
Sound quality at -V75 bitrate range. I really like the way MP3's created by this encoder sound.

Re: Recommended Helix MP3 encoder settings for casual listening?

Reply #6
Ah, thanks for elaborating! I think -V75 should be around 160 kbps - and I think that Helix at that bitrates should indeed fare pretty well.