Here are the directions that i would like lame to take (As an average end user):1. Improvement in quality with every release, even if releases are rare/infrequent2. Simple set of command line presets, similar to MPC and Vorbis quality settings (q0-q9 etc) and alias like Internet/Streaming, Portable, CD, Standard, Extreme and Braindead.3. Releases are to be fully tested by Golden Ears before being publicly released, then released as Betas/Alphas for extra quality tests and bug reports.
Dibrom, did he give you any specific examples of the "rudeness" that disturbed him?
Well.. update on the situation. Now it seems Takehiro is no longer interested in listening test data for LAME, because HA is "rude". FIY, to those unaware, he was the only developer recently who was working on the core LAME psymodel issues.
I don't at all understand this bit about Takehiro leaving. He was never flamed or treated unfriendly - quite the opposite really, Dibrom thanked and credited him for his work wherever he could. I find this type of behaviour plain childish and weak.Dibrom, did he give you any specific examples of the "rudeness" that disturbed him?
Takehiro wrote:But I lost any interesting in communicating on HA. There're already somany TODO I want to/should do. On HA, there're many ranting for newfeature or compliant for development strategy, but I cannot respond.Reading it is only wasting my time. And even some of them are veryrude and brings me mixed emotion (sad/anger/disappointed...).
No one ever read the doc here?For those who missed it, there is a part about the available presets in the HTML doc provided with Lame.
On HA, there're many ranting for new feature or compliant for development strategy, but I cannot respond. Reading it is only wasting my time.
Dibrom wrote:If the developers do not want the responsibility that a project like LAME requires, then they should do something to remedy the situation.
Vorbis is another promising project crying out for help, 1 man split between 100 different projects, and so nothing ends up getting done in good time. I see helping MP3 as a waste of good talent, the format is 99% squeezed dry by the LAME codec, whereas AAC/OGG are what, 50% of their potential.
For that reason squeezing more from MP3 makes sense- it will be put to good use by lots of people.Anyway with LAME4 apparently in the works this whole thread is dated.
Its supporting a format that's getting a lot of flac from other format developers thanks to the commercial and technical limitations of Mp3 and this places Lame in the hotseat.
why arent the lame developers interested in improving the opensource aac encoder faac?