LAME 3.92 -ms -q 9 --athonly --noath --noshort --notemp --nores -k --strictly-enforce-ISO
Isn't there a way to disable the %@&"~/&* huffman coding ? I mean, with this thing were disabled or at least seriously broken, we could pack more artifacts per kilobyte..
The new command line is:lame.exe --resample 48 -ms -q 9 -p --athonly --noath --noshort --notemp --nores -k --strictly-enforce-ISO
not without entirely breaking compatibility with mp3 decoders
I think this line should be added to list of recommended lame settings.
you could make catastrophically poor ones that decrease coding performance by around 800%
Plugger is an unbeatable codec. Even JuraXing is better.Try Plugger : http://ec2000.xperiment.net/Direct link
I think a really good way of increasing the bitrate while maintaining poorest possible quality (constant ka/s) would be, in addition to the already presented excellent command lines, by activating a dubious VBR mode. Something like -V 7 or -V 8 should do the trick The problem is that it possibly might sound better than CBR, although I seriously doubt it. Just remember to use a decent bit-eating sample, and you're all set
The modified Huffman tables idea is pretty good, but I consider it cheating. It has to sound like crap, fair and square
You also could normalize the sample to 110% or so in order to get some serious clipping...Edit2:Nah, artificially introducing clipping would also be cheating. I also thought of using the experimental switches, why not all of them at once? -X -Y -Z should really wreck some havoc.
Instead of using -m s for middle stereo, you can try to use -m d for dual stereo. 2 channels with no coupling / channel distribution might help out a bit. Also, try setting an extremely high low pass filter, such as --lowpass 24. This is too much for 128 to handle. Have fun PS - If you want to cheat, just set either --lowpass 3 OR --highpass .5 (thats right - .5 - its ALL you need )--highpass .5 will give you the EXACT effect you want
Does --scale allow you to drive the files into clipping? That would just have to sound like shit.
Too bad there is no --allshort switch. Or if there was an --ath raise function, you could jack the noise floor up until it sounded as bad as you want.
I think that you should try Shine...
Please be aware that this lame commandline still sounds better than Plugger on the few samples I tested. Further tweaking is required. Perhaps this level of quality can only be reached via code level modifications.