Intrinsic transcoding with LossyWAV 2009-10-19 09:46:54 I'd like to establish a quasi-"lossless" archive with LossyWAV --standard or --extreme when 1.2.0 stable gets released. From that I'd transcode to --portable for my, well, portable. I did a quick transcoding-test with some mono files. Here are the bitrates I got:Code: [Select]Lossless (0) -> LossyWAV --standard (1) = 247 kbpsLossyWAV --standard (1) -> LossyWAV --standard (2) = 241 kbpsLossyWAV --standard (2) -> LossyWAV --standard (3) = 241 kbpsSo the first transcode from --standard to --standard decreases bitrate by 6 kbps, while further transcodes don't lower the bitrate anymore. Now I wonder what cumulative effect is causing the drop in first transcode pass (and only there?) and how much the quality level will possibly drop when transcoding from, say --standard to --portable compared to native --portable from lossless.