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adlai
post Jan 25 2005, 03:44
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so, I have a few questions about LAME 4.

1. Who's developing it? LAME devs? Or wasn't some Japanese guy doing it?

2. If it's the future, why are other LAME versions being released?

3. what sort of quality will it be? from what I've seen, it's supposed to be really fast... which is nice, but that wouldn't matter if it's quality were not as good as 3.90.3

4. when will it come out?
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ezra2323
post Jan 25 2005, 22:40
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Somewhat on topic......

The following is the official Hydrogen Audio position on LAME 3.90.3 and 3.96.1.

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The presets (--alt-preset xxx) for the 3.90.X branch of LAME were designed by many of the original members of this site and were exhaustively tested to make sure that they utilized the best possible settings for quality. Subsequent versions of LAME broke compatibility with these presets to allow for many other improvements (faster, bug issues, etc), thus making a temporary regression in quality. LAME 3.96.1 seemed as though it might be about the same quality as 3.90.3 in some of the tests done after it was released. However, in the minds of the administration of this forum it has not yet been tested extensively enough, thus 3.90.3 is still the recommended version. LAME 3.96.1 has been proven to be of superior quality for some bitrates where there are no VBR presets for 3.90.3, only ABR. Thus 3.90.3 --alt-preset standard is considered to be better than 3.96.1 -V 2 (--preset standard) but 3.96.1 -V 5 (approximatly 128kb/s) is better then 3.90.3 --alt-preset 128. It is also worth noting that 3.96.1 is at least twice as fast as 3.90.3 for encoding and that -V 2 produces slightly smaller files then --alt-preset standard.


Given what we have read about 3.97 and 4.0 above (basically - they ar ethe focus and in development), can we assume that 3.96.1 will never be as well tested as 3.09.3??? If it will be tested extensively enough to be able to make a firm recommendation one way or another, who is doing this testing and when will it be completed?

Sorry for an "annoying" question but I see the 3.90.3 vs. 3.96.1 question and argument all over this forum.
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- adlai   so what to expect for lame 4?   Jan 25 2005, 03:44
- - Digga   all your questions are answerd in the forum alread...   Jan 25 2005, 03:56
|- - rjamorim   QUOTE (Digga @ Jan 25 2005, 12:56 AM)SEARCH. ...   Jan 25 2005, 04:07
- - rjamorim   QUOTE (adlai @ Jan 25 2005, 12:44 AM)1. Who...   Jan 25 2005, 04:06
- - Digga   http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....opic=...   Jan 25 2005, 04:10
|- - rjamorim   QUOTE (Digga @ Jan 25 2005, 01:10 AM)I'm ...   Jan 25 2005, 04:15
- - Digga   QUOTE (rjamorim @ Jan 25 2005, 04:15 AM)Where...   Jan 25 2005, 04:22
|- - smz   QUOTE (Digga @ Jan 25 2005, 05:22 AM)QUOTE (r...   Jan 25 2005, 11:50
- - adlai   lol, a forum fiend. if it's not on the front p...   Jan 25 2005, 05:02
- - Digga   QUOTE (adlai @ Jan 25 2005, 05:02 AM)if it...   Jan 25 2005, 05:21
|- - Thor   QUOTE (Digga @ Jan 25 2005, 05:21 AM)QUOTE (a...   Jan 25 2005, 17:23
- - shadowking   Hopefully version 4 will be more like Vorbis and M...   Jan 25 2005, 05:35
|- - Totuma   QUOTE (shadowking @ Jan 24 2005, 08:35 PM)Hop...   Jan 25 2005, 06:08
- - Lev   Do Takehiro and Gabriel work closely together? D...   Jan 25 2005, 11:00
- - john33   The current TODO list from the LAME 4.0 source:QUO...   Jan 25 2005, 11:22
|- - aclip   QUOTE (john33 @ Jan 25 2005, 04:22 AM)The cur...   Jan 25 2005, 21:16
- - Digga   QUOTE (smz @ Jan 25 2005, 11:50 AM)WOW! Y...   Jan 25 2005, 17:05
- - xmixahlx   bunch of women in here   Jan 25 2005, 19:00
|- - AgentMil   QUOTE (xmixahlx @ Jan 26 2005, 02:00 AM)bunch...   Jan 26 2005, 12:10
- - ezra2323   Somewhat on topic...... The following is the offi...   Jan 25 2005, 22:40
- - magic75   Testing is done here: http://www.hydrogenaudio.org...   Jan 26 2005, 07:41


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