QuantumKnot's "Recommended Encoder Versions and Settings" is a good attempt at giving newbies to Vorbis like myself an idea of what encoder to use. But there is no mention on what quality setting to actually use for transparency.For example, what -q setting should I use in oggenc GT3b1 to get a quality equivalent to lame --alt-preset standard, for example?Are there any recommended -q settings on this forum for the various versions of oggenc which give quality equivalent to the various --alt-preset settings in lame?Adding this information to QuantumKnot's FAQ, if it exists, would go a long way to helping new Vorbis users not burn their fingers by encoding at too low or too high quality settings during their early migration days.Regards,Vinu.
Can anyone update dll's for the CDex into GT3b2 (recommended for all quality levels)?
I'm assuming the CDex dll's is the one named 'oggvorbis-dllsGT3b2.zip'? *goes and downloads them*
Whatever is done, I think fixing the documentation and distributions of audio rippers is most important.The conversion path for someone from MP3 -> OGG is hampered by misinformation, contradictory information, and most of all, PATHETIC documentation on the CDex and Audiograbber sites.
This GT3b2 should be exactly the same as the one John33 did so we decided to keep it consistent there. At the time John33 did the merging, I think Garf wanted the merge to be called GT3b2, despite another GT3b2 existing which wasn't any good. I didn't realise that the old and mostly forgotten GT3b2 was still known Anyway, I'm all for a change to GT3b3. Any feedback on this?
From the Vorbis listening test and the recent 128 kbps multiformat test, Aoyumi's aoTuV Vorbis tuning was determined to be the best Vorbis encoder and hence it is now the recommended encoder.