Originally posted by RD When I read this I reflected on your new presets:
Since your comments and my testing agree that --alt normal gives bitrate ranges of about 150-200 kbps (220s for metal, etc.) then your comments quoted above should mean that --alt-preset normal is not a transparent setting and thus not suitable for mp3 archiving.
If I am correct about that last point, then I think these are your intended uses for the presets (correct me if I am wrong):[...]Did I get it right? Or am I underestimating the quality of --alt-preset normal and taking the above quote out of context?