Originally posted by xmixahlx 1. what are the current switches in each of the presets [i.e. extreme, standard, and their "fast" counterparts].
2. could someone explain what the non-obvious switches do for those that aren't involved in programming/developing LAME
also, differences in the "fast" and "non-fast" presets [i.e fast standard vs standard] would be GREATLY appreciated [why? because, well...they seem pretty much the same to me audibly]
4. what is a good program for analysing mp3's [i.e. to see the differences between encoding switches and the quality they produce within the same sample] that is exhaustive...
5. can anyone REALLY hear a difference between a CD track and their LAME "alt preset standard/extreme" counterpart?
5. man, 700+ posts in a couple months...geesh Dibrom...why do i have such a comfortable feeling that this post will be responded to quickly...thanx, again...
Originally posted by xmixahlx thank you JohnV for responding to my post, and thanx for your comments...from JohnV: Define non-obvious.. well, if i knew the commandline i could explain what i mean better...but switches like bitrate and quality and vbr modes i understand, but things like npsytune? what is that? and why use a lowpass when you can just encode the whole file? doesn't that produce an inexact "replica"?
from JohnV: ...(fast uses vbr-mtrh, non-fast uses vbr-old)i understood this to be the main difference between the two modes, but on my comp [with both standard and extreme] "non-fast" does ~2x-2.5x but "fast" does ~3.5x-4x so i guess my question was..."why use non-fast when fast is 75% faster?" and "is the only significant difference between the two modes the vbr setting used?"
NOTE: with sgt pepper's track 13 [dog whistle] doe s this sample indicate that the vbr-mtrh is a more accurate than the standard mode vbr-old?
and also...are there any settings that are widely used in addition to the "--alt-preset" switches? [e.g. "--alt-preset fast standard -X...etc."]
Originally posted by xmixahlx but what is the advantage of then using a filter which chops off frequencies, such as the lowpass? is it a large difference in size? bitrate? or just that MOST people won't be able to hear these frequencies?
regarding the sgt. pepper dog whistle sample [again, sorry]:is this a situation where the lowpass failed to produce an acceptable encoding? or was it the fault of another switch?
regarding experimental switches: i ask this because on many of the forums which i have visited, there are countless many who swear by thier ridiculously exhaustive parameters in the commandline, and i have seen people swearing by their "--alt-preset extreme -X -Z" or whatever but it seemed to me that if these switches were so good, they would be included in the original parameters of the alt-presets
Originally posted by xmixahlx regarding experimental switches:i ask this because on many of the forums which i have visited, there are countless many who swear by thier ridiculously exhaustive parameters in the commandline, and i have seen people swearing by their "--alt-preset extreme -X -Z" or whatever but it seemed to me that if these switches were so good, they would be included in the original parameters of the alt-presets
Originally posted by Aaron_Law I'm confising:Can / Should I add some switches to *--alt-preset*?e.g.*--alt-preset standard* => *--alt-preset standard -b128 -q0*.
and just a side note, it sucks having to "un-learn" everything from r3mix.net...man does that guy has issues...he seems like some sort of deluded fool after coming to this site, oh well...