-V8 -m m --resample 24
I will give your settings a try, and yes I encode as mono files.Still very curious as to why the quality/size ratio altered so much.
For very low bitrates, up to 100kbps, ABR is most often the best solution. Use --abr <bitrate> (e.g. --abr 80). --preset voice is only available in the command line front-end, and is there for compatibility. It is currently mapped to --abr 56 -mm, so that means that the recommendation would be to encode in mono, and use ABR.
Still very curious as to why the quality/size ratio altered so much.
3.98: V9.1 Size 405.9 kb and 51 kbps.3.97: V8 Size 400.1 kb and 50 kbps.
It has those weird experimental options enabled:) - but is a third slower than rarewares LAME.Now that I tried it again it seems you can even go as low as -40dB and at the same time adjust -V quality to get good bitrate.
3.98: V9.1 Size 405.9 kb and 51 kbps.3.97: V8 Size 400.1 kb and 50 kbps.The 3.98 is noticably worse, although size and kbps are virtually equal.
According to the LAME Wiki V9.1 would be at 24 kHz sampling rate
Quote from: audiobookie on 05 November, 2008, 10:34:56 PMStill very curious as to why the quality/size ratio altered so much.I encoded quiet piano music with 3.97 -V7 --vbr-new and 3.98.2 -V7. Bitrates are 52 and 72kbps respectively, and spectrograms show that 3.98 keeps more quiet sounds than 3.97 (left is 3.97, right is 3.98). Is it bad or good -- that's quite a different issue.