Originally posted by JohnV Still I think if you test even more tracks, you'll find a track that bloats clearly with --lowpass 16 but doesn't at -Y. If you don't care about over 16kHz then for best results you should use both. If you wan't to retain even somekind of over 16kHz freq response, you should use only -Y which prevents file size bloating.
Originally posted by scoper Reading the suggestions of Dibrom and others regarding the use of -Y along with aps brings me to a question.Many of the mp3's I encode are from FM radio sources, and FM of course cuts off around 15khz. That being the case, would Dibrom's suggested setting of --aps -V3 -b96 -Y be optimal for encoding FM sourced WAVs?Scott
Originally posted by pacohaas 1. -b32 hardly affects the bitrate, so why bother using -b96 or -b80
Originally posted by pacohaas 2. While -Y does bring the bitrate down, because all -Y really is is a lowpass, some of the wrong tracks get lower bitrates(3, 4) and higher bitrates(1, 2) than they should according to aps.
Originally posted by JohnV Again... -Y is not a lowpass. Just to put it simple (I've explained this so many times already during few days), using -Y can directly affect to the bit allocation of the whole frequency range of MP3. If it affects, the effect will be lower bitrate. -Y also can retain some high frequency content, so it's not a lowpass.
Holy Smokes! You ripped 7 albums 5 times just to experiment? My Hats off to you.