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Which MP3 codec do you prefer?

LAME 3.90.3
[ 71 ] (20.2%)
LAME 3.96.1
[ 215 ] (61.1%)
yet another LAME version (please specify)
[ 53 ] (15.1%)
another MP3 codec than LAME (please specify)
[ 13 ] (3.7%)

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Which MP3 codec do you prefer?

Reply #50
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.


Which MP3 codec do you prefer?

Reply #51
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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