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Question: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Option 1: LAME 3.90.3 votes: 71
Option 2: LAME 3.96.1 votes: 215
Option 3: yet another LAME version (please specify) votes: 53
Option 4: another MP3 codec than LAME (please specify) votes: 13
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Polar on 2005-03-08 00:14:50
MP3 still seems to be the most popular lossy audio codec by far, especially out in the wild (outside Hydrogenaudio, I mean ), a phenomenon which is now even manifesting itself amongst HA members in the most recent multi lossy codec poll (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=31832).

The question whether the tried-and-true version 3.90.3 of LAME still holds up against the newer v3.96.1 as the most widely preferred MP3 codec has recently arisen in this thread in the MP3 - General forum (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=32121), along with the consequent remark that a poll would not have been a bad idea to find out.

So here goes.

Quite some people have IMHO rightly raised the almost philosophical question about which codec version Hydrogenaudio should promote as recommended, if e.g. v3.96.1 were to turn out the most popular one, especially if one or the other still isn't univocally considered the best choice quality-wise. Note that this poll does not really cover this official HA recommendation question. It is aimed at getting to know your personal preference only. The official recommendation issue could perhaps be debated later on, should poll results require so.

I would like to invite supporters of other (lossy/lossless) codecs than MP3 (i.e. any MP3 codec), who don't have any particular preference for this or that MP3 encoder version, to place a null vote, so as to get as clear a view as possible on MP3 users' preference.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: rjamorim on 2005-03-08 00:15:53
I don't think this is the right time to start such a poll, since it doesn't seem it'll take long for 3.97 to be released.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Polar on 2005-03-08 00:24:47
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I don't think this is the right time to start such a poll, since it doesn't seem it'll take long for 3.97 to be released.
Although I can see the reasoning behind your argument, I don't see the harm of a little curiosity for HA members' present-day preference.
After all, LAME 3.97 is still in alpha stage, so it could still take some months before a stable release, let alone several months before opinions be based on somewhat of an authoritative graduator of testing.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: geopoul on 2005-03-08 00:40:21
There should be a "both 3.90.3 & 3.96.1" option.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: odious malefactor on 2005-03-08 00:56:40
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There should be a "both 3.90.3 & 3.96.1" option.
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True that!
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: DreamTactix291 on 2005-03-08 05:42:56
Currently what little mp3 encoding I do is with 3.96.1
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: stephanV on 2005-03-08 08:33:44
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I don't think this is the right time to start such a poll, since it doesn't seem it'll take long for 3.97 to be released.

Not entirely, because 3.97 might very well end up in the "not tested enough"-corner next to 3.96. This poll could give a good indication how many people still follow the HA-recommendation. I think people using 3.96 are more likely to switch to 3.97 then people still using 3.90.3.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Synthetic Soul on 2005-03-08 08:39:23
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There should be a "both 3.90.3 & 3.96.1" option.
True that!
Do you encode using one, listen, and then, if there are issues, encode using the other?  If so, which do you try first (and stick with, if the individual result is acceptable)?  I don't mean to be inquisitorial, I'm just intrigued by your thoroughness.

I have placed my vote for 3.96.1.

Edit:  How many votes need to be placed for this poll to have any bearing I wonder?  Polar's "What's your lossless codec of choice?" poll (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=24921) received 494 votes.  I think anything short of this could still be seen as inconclusive.  That took four months to undertake (I can't tell whether it is closed now or not).  Still, you've got to start somewhere I guess.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Polar on 2005-03-08 08:41:22
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There should be a "both 3.90.3 & 3.96.1" option.[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=280238"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]
If I didn't have a clearcut preference, I'd just do the same I've advised "supporters of other (lossy/lossless) codecs than MP3, who don't have any particular preference for this or that MP3 encoder version" to do, viz. "to place a null vote".
If you really can't make a choice, nobody's obliging you to.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: krmathis on 2005-03-08 08:51:03
I use 3.96.1 the few times I encode to mp3.
Simply because it encodes ~2 times as fast as 3.90.3.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: guruboolez on 2005-03-08 09:18:25
3.97 alphas. I'm currently using LAME with ABR at mid bitrate, and according to my own tests, quality is clearly better than both 3.90.3 and 3.96.1 (and it's also twice faster than 3.90.3).
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Polar on 2005-03-08 11:55:15
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How many votes need to be placed for this poll to have any bearing I wonder?  Polar's "What's your lossless codec of choice?" poll (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=24921) received 494 votes.  I think anything short of this could still be seen as inconclusive.[{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a] (http://index.php?act=findpost&pid=280303")
I'd rather say some 100 votes or so, i.e. at least a majority of all advocates of MP3 in the most recent multi lossy polls: 191 in [a href="http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=24678]Roberto's closed August 2004 poll[/url] and 113 so far in aabxx's current poll (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=31832). You can't expect non-MP3 people to express their preference for a certain MP3 codec, if they just don't use any.
And I don't understand why the lossless poll would qualify better as a reference in this particular poll than the above-mentioned lossy ones.

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That took four months to undertake (I can't tell whether it is closed now or not).[{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a] (http://index.php?act=findpost&pid=280303")
Well, not quite. That lossless poll was started on August 3, 2004, and it's still not closed yet. It seems to have taken 5 weeks (i.e. by September 6) to reach [a href="http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=24921&view=findpost&p=233342]the 350 cast votes stage[/url].
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Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Synthetic Soul on 2005-03-08 12:33:45
@Polar

Yes, my mistake. I agree that we need to compare the amount of feedback with other MP3-specific polls (and not a lossless poll).  I would personally hope for between 100 and 150 - considering the figures you quote, and the nature of the poll.

Thanks for the (offtopic) info re: the lossless poll.  5 weeks is a lot more acceptable.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: QuantumKnot on 2005-03-08 12:54:44
The only mp3 encoding I do nowadays is for video.  Since speed is mostly my concern in this instance, I'm using the Xing 1.5 encoder   
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: john33 on 2005-03-08 14:24:59
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The only mp3 encoding I do nowadays is for video.  Since speed is mostly my concern in this instance, I'm using the Xing 1.5 encoder    
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At least use GoGo!!
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: rjamorim on 2005-03-08 15:26:57
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At least use GoGo!!
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Shame on you John! You don't even check my test results.

(Xing is at least [a href="http://www.rjamorim.com/test/mp3-128/results.html]as good as[/url] Gogo)
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: TimYork on 2005-03-08 16:56:07
I still use good ol' 3.90.2 -aps.  My ears aren't good enough to hear the difference between 3.90.3 -aps and 3.90.2 -aps, so the extra filesize from the built in -Z option isn't justified for me.  I figure if I ever do hear a difference, I'll have the option to turn it on.  BTW, just out of curiosity, is there a way to turn in off in 3.90.3?
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: john33 on 2005-03-08 17:11:05
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I still use good ol' 3.90.2 -aps.  My ears aren't good enough to hear the difference between 3.90.3 -aps and 3.90.2 -aps, so the extra filesize from the built in -Z option isn't justified for me.  I figure if I ever do hear a difference, I'll have the option to turn it on.  BTW, just out of curiosity, is there a way to turn in off in 3.90.3?
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No!
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: music_man_mpc on 2005-03-08 17:59:15
I use Qdesign and Blade!!  There names are 5|_||>4R 1337!!  So they must be the best choices for de 1337 |-|4><><0R!!
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: geopoul on 2005-03-09 02:09:26
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There should be a "both 3.90.3 & 3.96.1" option.[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=280238"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]
If I didn't have a clearcut preference, I'd just do the same I've advised "supporters of other (lossy/lossless) codecs than MP3, who don't have any particular preference for this or that MP3 encoder version" to do, viz. "to place a null vote".
If you really can't make a choice, nobody's obliging you to.
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What i mean't is that i use them both. 3.90.3 with aps parameter and 3.96.1 for lower bitrates.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: rjamorim on 2005-03-09 03:04:01
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I use Qdesign and Blade!!  There names are 5|_||>4R 1337!!  So they must be the best choices for de 1337 |-|4><><0R!!
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If you really believe QDesign is a 1337 name...
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: memomai on 2005-03-09 16:52:32
 QDesign And Blade 

I still use Lame 3.90.2, I think 3.97a7 is very good, too, and at least 3.90.3 of course.

Otherwise I'd use other lossy codecs instead of other MP3 codecs, because for me lame 3.90.2 is still the best one of all (of course 3.90.3 is for you better).

Musepack MPC (MPPENC) is my favorite alternate lossy codec.

I don't think there will be much better lame versions than 3.90.3 or 3.96.1...
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Synthetic Soul on 2005-03-10 10:24:00
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I still use Lame 3.90.2, I think 3.97a7 is very good, too, and at least 3.90.3 of course.

Otherwise I'd use other lossy codecs instead of other MP3 codecs, because for me lame 3.90.2 is still the best one of all (of course 3.90.3 is for you better).

I don't think there will be much better lame versions than 3.90.3 or 3.96.1...

I can't decide whether you are joking or not... so much paradox...

If you think 3.97a7 is very good why do you not think 3.97 will be better than 3.96.1?
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: kotrtim on 2005-03-10 15:54:32
voted for LAME 3.96

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I don't think there will be much better lame versions than 3.90.3 or 3.96.1...


the world is improving.....many things are possible, i don't it's impossible to improve LAME

if LAME team release 3.97 i will definitely go for it!
3.97 is FAST
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Acid Orange Juice on 2005-03-11 07:01:37
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The only mp3 encoding I do nowadays is for video.  Since speed is mostly my concern in this instance, I'm using the Xing 1.5 encoder    
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=280345"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


I use Lame 3.96.1 for my personal use; but, from time to time for share some file with my friends I use the mp3 encoder from Audio Catalyst v2.0   
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: music_man_mpc on 2005-03-11 07:27:35
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I use Lame 3.96.1 for my personal use; but, from time to time for share some file with my friends I use the mp3 encoder from Audio Catalyst v2.0   
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Just out of curiosity: 

Why would you use a different, and probably inferior, encoder for files that you give to your friends? Do you not like your friends?  And BTW your avatar hurts my eyes.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Synthetic Soul on 2005-03-11 08:33:28
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And BTW your avatar hurts my eyes.

  LMAO.  I thought it was just me.

I just find it kinda freaky.  I try to steer clear of Acid Orange Juice's posts if I can - if you get a few of those in a row it gives me the heebie-jeebies.

I think the Audiocatalyst thing just proves s/he is freaky. 
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Polar on 2005-03-11 10:45:06
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I agree that we need to compare the amount of feedback with other MP3-specific polls (and not a lossless poll).  I would personally hope for between 100 and 150 - considering the figures you quote, and the nature of the poll.

Thanks for the (offtopic) info re: the lossless poll.  5 weeks is a lot more acceptable.[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=280341"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]
There are those 100 votes you requested, in only 3.5 days

Still surprised about 3.96.1's ascendancy though.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Synthetic Soul on 2005-03-11 11:06:25
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There are those 100 votes you requested, in only 3.5 days

Still surprised about 3.96.1's ascendancy though.

Damn, I was going to try to document the 100th vote.

So, at 100 votes, we have:
  • 3.90.3 on 18 votes
  • 3.96.1 on 72 votes
  • Other LAME on 9 votes
  • Other codec on 1 vote
3.96.1 started off very well, probably because most of the initially interested parties had already outed themselves as 3.96.1 users.  It was at over 80% for a while.  More recently, 3.90.3 users have been speaking up, but it seems to have settled down to this 4:1 ratio.

You could say that 4 in 5 voting users don't use the recommended 3.90.3, or that 3 in 8 voting users don't use 3.96.1.

I hope that people continue to vote, to get the most accurate overview of the HA MP3 users.

[span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%']Edit: clarified "voting users"[/span]
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Acid Orange Juice on 2005-03-12 04:35:08
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I just find it kinda freaky.  I try to steer clear of Acid Orange Juice's posts if I can - if you get a few of those in a row it gives me the heebie-jeebies.

.................

For to be frank, I find his commentary very pathetic and childish.
I have a nephew of 12 years of age that is much more mature and respectful than you.

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I think ... s/he is freaky. 

I have the same opinion of you, as a result of this indiscreet and annoying commentary (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=31151&view=findpost&p=270091), of badly pleasure, product of your "creative mind"  .
From that moment (one month ago), I avoid to read any commentary of you, by to consider them of badly pleasure.

The difference between you and I is that I am discreet, and I did not say anything at that moment to not bother to anybody with my personal appreciation of your "incredible" commentary (including to you); but, however, you were unpolite and indiscreet in your appreciation (in the present moment with my commentary).

I recommend you that you thinks better before giving any imprudent commentary of badly pleasure. (as for example your present comment).
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Acid Orange Juice on 2005-03-12 04:44:18
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Why would you use a different, and probably inferior, encoder for files that you give to your friends?

That is not its problem... 

You would have to read very carefully this post (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=31869&view=findpost&p=277281) before of to express an wrong opinion, and MAYBE you understand because I do not waste more my time making good mp3s with Lame for people who do not appreciate them. 

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Do you not like your friends?

I did not say this. You put words in my mouth that I have not said. 

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And BTW your avatar hurts my eyes.

I have the same opinion for your aggressive and unpolite commentary.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Brink on 2005-03-12 06:33:40
Acid, maybe Synthetic soul keeps away from your posts so he doesnt need to stare at your avatar. That's it. They are only saying that its ugly, and it is indeed.

Just a question, why do you use the codec from audio catalyst if its the worse thing to do? I think thats why they say you are freaky, a strange avatar with strange encoding behaviours.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Synthetic Soul on 2005-03-12 11:51:32
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I have the same opinion of you, as a result of this indiscreet and annoying commentary (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=31151&view=findpost&p=270091), of badly pleasure, product of your "creative mind"  .
From that moment (one month ago), I avoid to read any commentary of you, by to consider them of badly pleasure.

I apologise if my bad, and rather old, joke caused you offence.  It certainly wasn't meant to be disrespectful.

I also apologise if [a href='index.php?act=findpost&pid=281177']my comments[/a] above offended you, as they appear to have.  As Brink has tried to explain, my main comment was directed solely at your avitar, and in no way at yourself.  They were also supposed to be light-hearted.

The final comment was supposed to be a joke, but it obviously fell flat.  Even after reading [a href='index.php?act=findpost&pid=277281']your other post[/a] I still can't see why you encode using an inferior encoder for your friends - if they don't like LAME, let them get it somewhere else.

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The difference between you and I is that I am discreet

It appears that there are many more differences between us than that.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Synthetic Soul on 2005-03-18 10:49:49
OK, it has been a week.

So, at 126 votes, we have:
  • 3.90.3 on 27 votes (22%)
  • 3.96.1 on 88 votes (70%)
  • Other LAME on 9 votes (7%)
  • Other codec on 2 votes (2%)
So still, four out of five voting MP3 users don't use the HA recommended version of Lame.

(I'm just trying to bump the thread to encourage users to vote, to get as accurate a vote as possible, and to document the results at various stages.)


Edit, 3/4hr later: See, I've already squeezed another two votes from your weary bones - that's more than we had all of yesterday!  Just think what I could do if I posted here every hour! 
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Ollie on 2005-03-18 11:51:53
I use 3.96.1 mainly because i tried ABX'ing with quite a few samples on the type of music i listen to using the vbr new and the old version, and couldnt hear a difference. Havent really had much of a problem with them either.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Busemann on 2005-03-18 16:04:19
3.96.1 for my mp3 needs. I think it's good to support ongoing development, and just the fact that 3.90.3 is "more tested" doesn't outweigh the other advantages to 3.96.1.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Supacon on 2005-03-26 01:47:46
I generally just blindly use the newest codec, because I trust that the LAME development team, and the crowd here wouldn't allow an inferior codec get out.  I'm guessing that may also be the case for many others here who voted for 3.96 series.

I'm not always willing to take the time to ABX and re-encode everything I rip.  I would only do this when switching to an entirely different codec, perhaps.  On the other hand, I am very thankful that there are many people around here that are willing to do this, because, providing that their tests are reliably conducted, it would save many other people a lot of time and effort.

BTW, Acid Orange Juice appears not to be a native english speaker, so perhaps he didn't get the idea that the previous comments were a joke.  And as frightening as his avatar is, I do wonder where it came from.  It looks vaguely familliar to me...

(Not that I don't look scary in my Avatar  )
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Jojo on 2005-03-26 02:00:13
when just considering LAME 3.96.1 and LAME 3.90.3 it's 77% : 23%
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Synthetic Soul on 2005-03-26 07:39:58
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when just considering LAME 3.96.1 and LAME 3.90.3 it's 77% : 23%

Ah, you beat me to the bump. 

It does seem to be hovering around those percentages still.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Busemann on 2005-03-26 11:01:41
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I generally just blindly use the newest codec, because I trust that the LAME development team, and the crowd here wouldn't allow an inferior codec get out.  I'm guessing that may also be the case for many others here who voted for 3.96 series.
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Many final releases have had issues, so using the latest just for the sake of it isn't a good idea imho.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Synthetic Soul on 2005-03-27 22:05:31
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I would personally hope for between 100 and 150 - considering the figures you quote, and the nature of the poll.

150 votes as of 22:00 BST 27 March 2005.

Cool.

Edit: Votes for 3.90.3 seem to have risen dramatically in the past day or so... (24%, 68%, 7%, 1%)
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: k.eight.a on 2005-04-09 12:25:22
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I use Lame 3.96.1 for my personal use, but, from time to time for share some file with my friends I use the mp3 encoder from Audio Catalyst v2.0   
Why would you use a different, and probably inferior, encoder for files that you give to your friends? Do you not like your friends?
Acid Orange Juice, can you explain us your strange behaviour with MP3 codecs used for your encoding and for your friends?
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: servil on 2005-04-09 16:47:03
greetings,

surprised me i didn't see a mention of FhG, is it dead for good? 
that might sound funny but i still find fhg better against lame, at least at bitrates < 200 i'm quite harder to distinguish fhg from original than lame (regardless of lame quality setting or preset which i use).
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Jojo on 2005-04-09 18:34:59
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that might sound funny but i still find fhg better against lame, at least at bitrates < 200 i'm quite harder to distinguish fhg from original than lame (regardless of lame quality setting or preset which i use).
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you must be the only one then  provide an ABX test or nobody wil take you seriously...and are you saying that you are able to tell the difference of LAME 200kbps encodings and the original? What setting did you use? Must have been a very bad one - or my guess is that you just suffer from the placebo effect...
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Cool Dog on 2005-04-20 04:55:35
I add my vote in favor of Lame 3.96.1 

3.96.1 is faster than 3.90.3 and for me both are transparent in --alt-preset standard setting; another interesting thing is that the average bitrate for the majority of my music is lower with 3.96.1 than with 3.90.3
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: mathematician on 2005-06-03 18:26:07
I had been using fraunhofer FastEnc for years, because I didn't know the true power of LAME.
I actually used 3.92 & 3.93 for some time, but it was CBR, and wan't much impressive.
Then I came to know about this forum, recommended ones, EAC etc.etc.
and finally I switched to Lame 3.90.3 Stable (as recommended by the administration)
But I have a lotta CDs to process, and hence I needed a stable ratio betn Speed & Quality.
After performing test on many songs I decided to switch to 3.96.1
(as I use --preset extreme, It's giving me Extreme Quality music and taking less time than its predecc.)
But I won't comment on actual quality of any of these releases since it's not allowed (TOS)
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: moozooh on 2005-06-03 20:05:08
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But I won't comment on actual quality of any of these releases since it's not allowed (TOS)
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It IS allowed and highly appreciated if only you manage to back it up by a solid proof like an ABX log.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: ckjnigel on 2005-06-05 06:30:59
4.0 
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: zombiewerewolf on 2005-06-05 09:06:42
I use Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Audio Layer-3 ACM Codec 3.3.0.44 which is bundled in Windows Media Player 10 package. (I don't use WMP10 though, just extract the codec)
Usually use for .SPC, .PSF to .MP3 conversion with Winamp.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: amitpatel5000 on 2005-08-30 09:26:50
yet another lame version
3.97alpha
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: Hancoque on 2005-09-06 02:03:42
I use LAME 3.96.1 because it's the latest final release. I used Ogg Vorbis for quite some time but when I bought my little MP3 USB stick I switched back to MP3, which provides me with good enough quality (as long as I can't tell the difference to the original I call it good enough ). I'd only switch to a new codec if it provided the same quality as LAME at about half the file size.
Title: Which MP3 codec do you prefer?
Post by: blm07 on 2005-09-17 14:11:05
3.96.1 because its faster than 3.90.3, that's about the only reason since I don't encode too many mp3s (or any lossy formats) often.
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