I just don't understand why people still use old encoders today either. It's not like LAME costs money to upgrade the version, so why not? There really is no reason to have to use Lame 3.91 today.
I just wish that Amazon would settle on one standard for all their MP3s.
So much of this content goes through aggregators and third parties.I've no specific knowledge of Amazon, but Spotify makes some info public...http://www.spotify.com/uk/work-with-us/lab...sts/label-page/http://www.spotify.com/uk/work-with-us/lab...ts/aggregators/http://fuga.me/http://www.ci-support.com/public/etcIt's an interesting world out there.Cheers,David.
i've only got 59 tracks from amazon (UK) but 57 of those are encoded @ V0 with lame 3.97. the other 2 tracks are 3.98 ABR.(i'm too ashamed of some of the songs on there... )
* joint stereo and the MP3 codec overall... FLAC and WavPack for the win!
I don't care about different bitrate deviances, since this doesn't harm the playback and there's no way to change it for the better once you download the right|wrong bitrate. If I was really needing to solve the problem, I'd buy the CD or find a FLAC somewhere instead. And that's exactly what I do sometimes. But for the stuff that I do get off of Amazon occasionally, the only things that really bother me are: * low-quality album artwork embedded* wrong album artwork embedded* wrong copyright date embedded* terms like "[Explicit]" and "feat. nobody special" stuck into the tune and file name* versions of hit tunes which are not the versions that I heard on the radio and liked* versions of hit tunes which are not the versions that I heard on the album and liked* versions of hit tunes which are not the versions that I heard on remix albums and likedlast but not least...* joint stereo and the MP3 codec overall... FLAC and WavPack for the win!
FLAC uses joint stereo