List of recommended LAME settings Reply #550 – 2007-02-03 00:24:46 [quote author=_Raziel-BG link=msg=468880 date=1170451036]Quote from: Jebus on 2007-02-02 21:04:47[quote author=_Raziel-BG link=msg=468877 date=1170449359]Could someone be so kind as to explain the difference between the -V and -q parameters. They both are concerning quality but can be separately tuned. What is the exact difference?-V determines the bitrate used. Lower -V levels make for larger files, and better quality.-q determines how detailed the psychoacoustic algorithm should get. Higher -q levels make for longer encoding times, but theoretically better quality ones (at the same bitrate).in practice, there is no proof that any -q levels beyond -q3 actually make a quaity difference, but they sure slow things down. -q3 is used by the presets. Basically, don't mess with the -q level.[/quote]Thank you for the quick response.P.S.: One more thing puzzles me. In CDex when I select either preset standard or extreme, they both use VBR quality 2, whereas the first post in the topic with the lame settings says that preset extreme is VBR0. CDex uses lame_enc.dll 3.97. Am I missing something?[/quote]No... that's weird. --preset standard = -V2, --preset extreme = -V0.Try to use the --vbr-new switch as well (-V2 --vbr-new, or --preset fast standard) since its better at this point. Not sure if CDex has that option though.