I want to "future proof" myself so that I never do realize
I just converted 2 FLAC files and noticed a 1.5 mb difference between the 2, but as far as I can tell...
...no real degradation in sound quality.
IMO you should take time to find out what is acceptable to you and not follow the current 256 ~ 320k trend. With mp3 there is no full transparency 100% of the time - but public test shows good (near-transparent ) behavior at 135k VBR. The setting is around V5 not V0
ABX Just Destroyed My Egohttp://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....mode=linearplusAnd think these tests were done with codecs from 6 years ago!
i'm interested in the question (lame 3.99.5): in frames which mp3 file keep more audio information ( -V 0 -b 320 --lowpass 20.5 ) or ( -q 0 -b 320 [default --lowpass 20.5] )?
Using overkill compression options does little to nothing to diminish the likelihood of artifacts on problem samples.
Quote from: Kohlrabi on 03 September, 2012, 08:20:37 AMUsing overkill compression options does little to nothing to diminish the likelihood of artifacts on problem samples.This is not true. Try for instance lead-voice and eig with my variant 3.99.5y -V0+.
... but many other problem samples where there's a defect in MP3's designed capabilities or the psymodel is wrong get only slightly and gradually better as higher quality settings are applied.