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Topic: LAME Problem Sample at -V 0 (Read 2834 times) previous topic - next topic
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LAME Problem Sample at -V 0

Hi everyone, I'm a new user here but a long time reader of the forums.  :)

I was encoding some music to -V 0 using LAME 3.100 and after listening back to a particular song I noticed some artifacts that were easily ABXable. After trying out some other options, it seems that LAME has trouble with this particular sample at higher bitrates. I thought it would be worthwhile to post it here and see if others can hear what I'm hearing so easily, and also because I know some LAME developers are here on the forums as well.

Here's my ABX report when trying to distinguish between lossless and -V 0:
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foo_abx 2.0.5 report
foobar2000 v1.4.1
2019-01-28 14:13:16

File A: 3x2Exit.flac
SHA1: 0278c6e16712772866ed70f306d2574296f34cf3
File B: 3x2Exit.mp3
SHA1: 487ab77768335a9baea3b6f0325369ecdab0d127

DS : Primary Sound Driver
Crossfading: NO

14:13:16 : Test started.
14:13:24 : 01/01
14:13:32 : 02/02
14:13:40 : 03/03
14:13:50 : 04/04
14:14:11 : 05/05
14:14:19 : 06/06
14:14:27 : 07/07
14:14:35 : 08/08
14:14:42 : 09/09
14:14:50 : 10/10
14:14:50 : Test finished.

Total: 10/10
Probability that you were guessing: 0.1%

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