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An MP3 encoder without a cutoff point

Hello (sorry if my English is bad), there was a topic named "Why does LAME cut off frequencies differently for CBR and VBR ?" but my topic is slightly different from it: i want an MP3 encoder without a cutoff point in relatively high bitrates. Reason:  This frequency band is outside of audible range in V1 MP3 but inside of audible range in V2 and V2.5 MP3's (11025Hz and 5512.5Hz) so an MP3 without a cutoff point can sound different. Beyond that, i can want to use MP3 for scientific purposes so i want to have cutoffless MP3's for all versions (11025Hz, 22050Hz, and 44100Hz). Here's what i mean (bandwidth=22050Hz, MPEG version=2.5, linear):

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I don't mean the right one has higher quality, this photo is just for clarifying. Both MP3's are 32kbps mono. Right one is ripped from a flash game by EightGames (Dream Magical World Escape) and the left one is exported by LAME. I want cutoffless MP3's especially for these bitrates:

11025Hz 24kbps mono
11025Hz 32kbps mono
11025Hz 40kbps stereo
11025Hz 48kbps stereo
11025Hz 56kbps stereo
11025Hz 64kbps stereo
22050Hz 48kbps mono
22050Hz 56kbps mono
22050Hz 64kbps mono
22050Hz 80kbps stereo
22050Hz 96kbps stereo

By the way, i want to say that i don't like LAME's "sound color" but i like Adobe Flash CS6's "sound color". Again, i don't mean Flash gives higher quality.

Re: An MP3 encoder without a cutoff point

Reply #1
--lowpass -1

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Reply #2
--lowpass -1 is for which terminal?

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Reply #3
I prefer to use LAME 3.97 for low bitrate audio. I use -V 9, which is resampled to 24khz. The lowpass and samplerate is higher than new versions of LAME.
I use it mainly for audiobooks, but even music sound fine. But as it is VBR it will use much more bits for music, than for speech.

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Reply #4
But i need 11025Hz, 22050Hz, and 44100Hz at CBR...

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Reply #5
Addition: I also need 11025Hz 32kbps stereo but it can have cutoff.

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Reply #6
@shadowking How can I find a working and compiled Lame? The GXLame that @Kraeved gave me cannot handle --lowpass -1 .

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Reply #7
If GXlame has the -f switch, Try it as it uses less psycho-acoustics and has a more natural spectogram.

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Reply #8
@shadowking Unfortunately, this does not change anything. The output is not sharply lowpassed by a frequency but the frequencies those near to the nyquist limit are quieter.


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Reply #10
@shadowking Unfortunately, this does not change anything. The output is not sharply lowpassed by a frequency but the frequencies those near to the nyquist limit are quieter.
Technically it would be stupid to risk image frequencies only for the sake of some more Hz in the transmission band. Use a normal sample rate instead!


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Reply #12
@Sunhillow Normal sample rate?

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Reply #13
@saratoga This gives even worse results. The output is sharply lowpassed.

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Reply #14
@l4cache How can I download a compiled Shine?

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Reply #15
@l4cache How can I download a compiled Shine?
Maybe from msys:
https://packages.msys2.org/package/mingw-w64-x86_64-shine?repo=mingw64
Or if you trust me.

Msys one needs dll with exe, attached file is single executable (well, you still need some Windows runtime dlls)

Sounds terrible at low bitrate though.

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Reply #16
@l4cache How can I set the sample rate? And, why it sounds terrible at mono even if the bitrate is high?

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Reply #17
I don't know. I never actually used it before.
I just use resampled temporary .wav file as input.

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Reply #18
Thanks.