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Title: Where can I download fraunhofer mp3 encoder from?
Post by: pompelmorosa on 2019-12-07 08:23:57
From which site is it possible to download the Fraunhofer mp3 encoder, since it is said that in cbr mode it is higher than Lame?


Thank you
Title: Re: Where can I download fraunhofer mp3 encoder from?
Post by: DVDdoug on 2019-12-07 08:44:57
dBpowerAmp ($39 USD) Comes with LAME and the Fraunhofer encoder.

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since it is said that in cbr mode it is higher than Lame?
As far as I know, LAME is the best, or at higher bitrates both should be transparent on most material.
Title: Re: Where can I download fraunhofer mp3 encoder from?
Post by: pompelmorosa on 2019-12-07 08:59:30
Somewhere I read that we recommended Lame for VBR mode and Fraunhofer for CBR mode, especially when ripping audio CDs.
Title: Re: Where can I download fraunhofer mp3 encoder from?
Post by: itisljar on 2019-12-07 09:06:43
Somewhere I read that we recommended Lame for VBR mode and Fraunhofer for CBR mode, especially when ripping audio CDs.
Origins of that suggestion date, like, from 15 years ago, from people who also suggested to turn of joint stereo encoding because 'I don't understand what it does but I don't like how the option name sounds like' . Use lame, it is the best encoder overall, and at bitrates that high, it really doesn't matter. If you care about preserving quality, use lossless.
Title: Re: Where can I download fraunhofer mp3 encoder from?
Post by: pompelmorosa on 2019-12-07 09:10:02
Somewhere I read that we recommended Lame for VBR mode and Fraunhofer for CBR mode, especially when ripping audio CDs.
Origins of that suggestion date, like, from 15 years ago, from people who also suggested to turn of joint stereo encoding because 'I don't understand what it does but I don't like how the option name sounds like' . Use lame, it is the best encoder overall, and at bitrates that high, it really doesn't matter. If you care about preserving quality, use lossless.
Thank you very much
Title: Re: Where can I download fraunhofer mp3 encoder from?
Post by: The Irish Man on 2019-12-07 20:55:05
From which site is it possible to download the Fraunhofer mp3 encoder, since it is said that in cbr mode it is higher than Lame?


Thank you

From memory only at 128 cbr , And if I remember right, there was a post here, saying the Helix codec at 128 cbr was the best codec at that time, early 2000s (2005-06).
But maybe my memory could be failing me.
Title: Re: Where can I download fraunhofer mp3 encoder from?
Post by: ajp9 on 2019-12-08 21:55:34
Somewhere I read that we recommended Lame for VBR mode and Fraunhofer for CBR mode, especially when ripping audio CDs.
Origins of that suggestion date, like, from 15 years ago, from people who also suggested to turn of joint stereo encoding because 'I don't understand what it does but I don't like how the option name sounds like' . Use lame, it is the best encoder overall, and at bitrates that high, it really doesn't matter. If you care about preserving quality, use lossless.

The improvements over years must have really paid off considering I cannot tell the difference between the results of LAME 3.99 -k and Fraunhofer MP3, at least at 320kbps CBR.
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