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norton
post Aug 22 2004, 18:16
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I have completed the first step to archive my CDs... They are all in FLAC format now, on my PC drive.

Now, I want to have MP3 files for my iPod.

People told me to use Foobar with LAME. I have installed Foobar: Have placed LAME.exe in the same directory as Foobar, and foo_clienc.dll in the component folder. I think I'm ready to process (??)

The problem is, when I want to choose the bitrate, I don't see settings like 128kbps, 160kbps, 192kbps, etc... (as I was used to see when I was using EAC+LAME)

What I see, related to MP3 / LAME, is:

Commandline Encoder : LAME --alt-preset medium
Commandline Encoder : LAME --alt-preset standard
Commandline Encoder : LAME --alt-preset extreme
Commandline Encoder : LAME --alt-preset insane

I wanted to encode in MP3 192kbps. I don't see that setting.

Some people asked me (earlier on this forum) why I wanted to encode in 192kbps instead of 192kbps VBR... I don't know. The sound VS the file size at 192kbps => good for me. But I don't know about the VBR... Is the sound really better in 192kbps VBR? If so, and the files would be about the same size as 192kbps, Let's go!! How do I do it? I don't see this setting!!!

I know there's a lot of information on this site about my questions, but I am getting confused with all (a lot of) the details... I am very new at this, and I'm looking for very simple information.


Thanks again for helping me,


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Jan S.
post Aug 22 2004, 18:19
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List of recommended LAME settings

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norton
post Aug 22 2004, 18:38
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QUOTE (Jan S. @ Aug 22 2004, 12:19 PM)



Thanks. I have read that already.

--alt-preset standard (~190 kbit/s, typical 180 ... 220) ...Is that what people call 192kbps VBR ??

And, in that thread, there is so much more settings then I can see in the Foobar settings choices.

What about --alt-preset standard -Y (around 160 kbit/s) ??

Where is that setting?

Thanks for helping me!

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Krug_Stillo
post Aug 22 2004, 19:17
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QUOTE (norton @ Aug 22 2004, 09:38 AM)
And, in that thread, there is so much more settings then I can see in the Foobar settings choices.

What about --alt-preset standard -Y (around 160 kbit/s) ??

Where is that setting?
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It's an experimental switch for ignoring noise in sfb21. All you need to do is open a cmd window and type "lame.exe --longhelp", without quotes and you can find out what all the switches do. However, the --alt-presets are the only recommened settings because they tweak things not available with custom switches, so use them at your own risk.
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