ENcoding MP3 files

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  1. Dave Scarpa

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    I'm using CD-EX with LAME3.93 to do my encoding. I'm in the process of transferring my 2000CD's over for a Jukebox project. I Encode at 192bit. But you can adjust the speed of the encode from Normal to Highest quality. Normal encodes about 33 sec a song, High at about 49 sec and Highest at about 55 sec. It may not seem like too much difference, but when you ripping so many CD's it is. Is there a noticible difference in the sound quality between these speeds?
     
  2. Jeff Kohn

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    192k CBR isn't really good enough to avoid noticeable quality degradation, at the very least I would use --alt-preset standard, which will give you VBR files of approximatelyl 192k (varies depending on the type of music), which will sound noticeably better.
     
  3. Dave Scarpa

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    Well it's a quality vs. Space consideration. I've listened to alot of MP3's at a 192kCBR and quite honestly they sound perfectly fine to me.
     
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    Download a frontend like RazorLAME. You can put all your files into a queue, start it, and let it run while you sleep. If you're converting lots of files that's the most efficient way to go...
     
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    I've downloaded more than a couple mp3 files now that were marked as 128 kbps, and took the requisite time to download. When I try to play them, though, I get no readout, no music, and silence, and the file stops within the first second.

    Anyone shed any light on what THAT's about?
    Most importantly, how do I screen for those files so I don't waste time downloading blank space?
     
  6. Vince Maskeeper

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    CDex does the same thing, and since Dave is ripping from disc and can only load one cd at a time- that makes such a point moot.

    I dunno why people always suggest these other apps, I really think CDEX is the best frontend there is.

    -Vince
     
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    but CDex is free. Why pay for Audiograbber if it does the same thing?
     
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    I have not had any problems playing back VBR with my Alpine 7894 in-dash unit.

     

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