GXLame - Low-bitrate MP3 encoder.
See below for latest versions with changelog(s).
See discussion thread if you would like to read up on GXLame, grab the latest version, or post your comments. GXLame is an MP3 encoder based off of LAME v3.98.4 and 3.99b0 optimized for high-quality, low-bitrate VBR encoding. It is similar in concept to other popular encoders at these bitrates such as the latest Nero release, Vorbis, and so forth at bitrates down to 56kbps. GXLame-t1 (very first release, see below for later versions): Here's a very rough idea of what to expect: On a continuous scale from V 0 (lowest bitrate) to V 100 (highest quality): V 0: 64kbps V 10: 84kbps V 20: 96kbps V 30: 112kbps V 40: 120kbps V 50: 128kbps V 60: 164kbps V 70: 175kbps V 80: 192kbps V 90: 210kbps V 100: 240kbps Ranges from 0-35 are the most interesting to me. This is a continuous range. Note that automatic resampling will take place at quality level 5 with an accompanying bitrate drop; for this reason there is a sharp difference in bitrate between V6 (79kbps) and V5 (70kbps). Usage: gxlame [options] input.wav output.mp3 Options include: -V [0-100] : quality scale (see above chart), default 20. -h : high quality mode. Slow as blazes, but more usable in ABR. -f : fast mode. - : Use instead of "input.wav" for standard input (this IS the home of the foobar2000 forum, and it'd be nice to use this with that excellent program to encode). --abr [bitrate] or --preset [bitrate] : toggles ABR encoding at the specified bitrate. ABR has not been extensively tuned in GXLame-t1. --help : Tells you these basics. I'm sort of assuming everyone here has used LAME. If not, it's a wonderful open-source encoder, and it's very fast (unlike this thing here). It stands for "Lame Ain't an MP3 Encoder" (I'd say it should be called "LIME" because it is). This is a very early test release. It is not completely tuned, stable, or optimized. I want to gather user feedback first. PS: Lossy transcoding is an especially bad idea with GXLame. It relies so heavily on the psymodel and noise shaping that any artifacts present in the original--even inaudible--may rebound here with a great vengeance. You've been warned...
Last Edit: 2011-09-01 01:20:01 by The Sheep of DEATH