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How did you find out about the whole encoding process?, Discovering EAC, Lame, Flac etc.
ConCave
post Jun 2 2006, 15:11
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I remember the first time that i found out about ripping and encoding, it was about 4 years ago when i was using WMP8 to rip my cds into WMA 64 kbps (Cold so cold crying.gif ) and thinking that the pops and skips in the audio were part of the encoding. And then i found CDex (Great when your a newbie) and i was blown away i could rip my music without skiping and in 128 kbps mp3 man this sounds a hell of a lot better than wma. Then stumbling across HA and found that i was doing it all wrong i should be using "EAC (Secure mode) + Lame 3.90.3 --alt-preset standard" and i've been using these settings ever since.

So how did you start in the world of audio encoding.

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post Jun 7 2006, 01:10
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Before 2003 I didn't have the means to play with encoding. I started off with 160kbps MP3 ripped by MusicMatch. Later on I tried out Ogg Vorbis and wondered how q0 would sound without the 15khz lowpass. Headac3he answered that question for me. Then I learned how to change the lowpass with oggenc, got dBpowerAMP and its generic cli plugin, rigged up oggenc for it, and never turned back. I wanted my disk space for video capture so saving space was more important than transparancy. (and I can't afford another hard drive)

Over the years I have tested just about every audio format and almost every encoder (that are publically available). I began MP3 testing with lame 3.95, and over various searches, hydrogenaudio always seemed to come up. Probably around late summer of 2005 I decided to test out lame 3.90.3 and see what all the fuss was about. I have to say, it certainly does impress.

Currently I rip my CDs with dBpowerAMP to oggenc2 lancer aotuv 4.51 -q 0 --advanced-encode-option lowpass_frequency=99 (64-70kbps), and I don't regret it one bit. When I need to use MP3, LAME 3.93.1 -q 5 -V 9 -Z -k --nspsytune -p (100-135kbps). These days I compile LAME myself so that I can test the latest versions without the -Y switch being forced on me. I am a codec tweaker, and just about every day I try new settings to see what they do, and to try to get lower and lower bitrates. It's an obscession. smile.gif


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- ConCave   How did you find out about the whole encoding process?   Jun 2 2006, 15:11
- - TheGrimRipper   I remember recording some music onto a PC in about...   Jun 2 2006, 15:19
- - Synthetic Soul   I was using EAC before I became a regular here, an...   Jun 2 2006, 15:38
- - ConCave   Ah! you just reminded me of the good old Xing ...   Jun 2 2006, 15:51
- - jarsonic   I started using CDEx with the --r3mix preset once ...   Jun 2 2006, 16:05
- - Madman2003   At some point i ran into some strange files with t...   Jun 2 2006, 16:32
- - Lance Uppercut   For me it all started when I got my 4G ipod in 200...   Jun 2 2006, 17:54
- - xmixahlx   audiograbber -> remix site/forums -> lame -...   Jun 2 2006, 20:04
|- - clintb   QUOTE (xmixahlx @ Jun 2 2006, 14:04) audi...   Jun 2 2006, 22:20
|- - AstralStorm   QUOTE (xmixahlx @ Jun 2 2006, 21:04) audi...   Jun 6 2006, 12:13
- - de Mon   LAME 3.93 VBR 160-256 with -k switch using AudioGr...   Jun 2 2006, 22:49
- - Andavari   I found out about ripping and encoding to a lossy ...   Jun 2 2006, 23:11
- - Hollunder   My first ripping experiences must have been with m...   Jun 2 2006, 23:53
- - 56Nomad   For me it was Napster. I decided to install it one...   Jun 3 2006, 00:27
|- - jmartis   QUOTE (56Nomad @ Jun 3 2006, 01:27) For m...   Jun 4 2006, 10:26
- - skelly831   I started ripping/encoding with Nero about 5 years...   Jun 3 2006, 02:26
- - Firon   I was using Winamp and played with the diskwriter ...   Jun 3 2006, 04:06
- - rudefyet   I found CDex/Vorbis a long long time ago...but I d...   Jun 3 2006, 04:55
- - HotshotGG   Started back in the day of Cdex 1.10. I knew about...   Jun 3 2006, 05:54
- - audiomars   Started with CDex, went to Xing/ Audioripper (for ...   Jun 3 2006, 06:46
- - Drexl   I think it started for me back in 1997 or 1998. I...   Jun 4 2006, 10:12
- - ShowsOn   I started encoding to MP3 using I think blade.dll ...   Jun 4 2006, 11:31
- - legg   Back in 1994 I used to use adpcm for storing some ...   Jun 4 2006, 14:52
- - hlloyge   First software I used for extracting were WinDAC f...   Jun 5 2006, 07:54
- - legg   of course, how could I forget about windac!...   Jun 5 2006, 16:57
- - bjackson128   I remember ripping my whole CD collection and bein...   Jun 5 2006, 20:40
- - 56Nomad   "exactly like that, except it was with Kazaa....   Jun 6 2006, 00:28
- - kennedyb4   I knew nothing about computers and was told about ...   Jun 6 2006, 03:04
- - Never_Again   I started out with MusicMatch sometime in 1998, I ...   Jun 6 2006, 03:12
- - jaw2ek   Probably 1998 or 99. I was listening to streaming...   Jun 6 2006, 04:30
- - gameplaya15143   Before 2003 I didn't have the means to play wi...   Jun 7 2006, 01:10
- - jerry   Audiograbber with Winamp then EAC / Lame / Winamp ...   Jun 7 2006, 03:30


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