Finally, excuse my english, I’m just french!
3.94betas may be better with some samples; there's been some major tweaking and tuning with that one, but these tweaks and tunes haven't been tested enough to be recommended yet.If both are broken, report the 3.94beta breakage, along with a lossless copy of the file. (There's the Uploads forum specifically for problems like this.)
Fair use of short music clips (under 30 seconds) for codec testing purposes are allowed.
3.90.3 is the recommended version. Edit: Also, try using --alt-preset extreme or --alt-preset insane. The latter is highly-tuned 320kbps encoding, while the former is highly-tuned ~240kbps(?) encoding. Try both with v3.90.3 and see how it works for you. Dibrom, the tuner, listens to metal as well, and the genre was one of many used in tuning 3.90.3.
Sonny:If you want people to take you more seriously in this forum, you should:a. provide a losslessly compressed sample (FLAC or something like that)b. provide some ABX results. Just saying this or that sounds better doesn't really prove anything without doing the proper testingc. steer clear of doing too much command line tweaking unless you really know what you are doing, and are very familiar with the inner workings of LAME. (Usually you end up with worse results after "tweaking".)
Quotewhy? in most cases joint stereo is better than stereo.uh wot the hell ? can you read the previous post BEFORE replying ?
why? in most cases joint stereo is better than stereo.
b. I trust my ears
People try 3.93.1. Isn't hydrogenaudio interested in testing new problem samples anymore?
Sonny, I tested with the (too long, see edit above) .ape sample you provided: lame 3.90.3 --aps, --aps -m s and couldn't hear anything obviously wrong. So please ...- tell where exactly the problem is most obvious and what exactly it sounds like. Then upload an .ape sample < 30 seconds containing this position.- perform an ABX test to prove that it's not just immagination
Well, you are not using the winamp equalizer or any dsp plugin, are you?If you want some feedback, please provide a short sample. 40s is way too long.
I just love the friendly supportive environment that is being nurtured here. Welcome to the Jungle, Sonny!