Recommended LAME and FLAC settings?

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  1. EvaUnit02

    EvaUnit02 Active Member

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    Could I please get some optimal LAME and FLAC settings?

    With LAME 3.97 I currently use this:-
    -S --noreplaygain -V 0 --vbr-new - %d
    VBR ~230KB/s (V0)

    and with FLAC 1.1.4b (the latest stable build I think):-
    -s -8 - -o %d
    Level 8

    I run both using Foobar2000.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Scief

    Scief Ancient Guru

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    Why would you use FLAC in the first place?

    Here are my Lame settings, software is CDex:
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    Results are very similar to quality rips like Qtxmp3's or Escape's. Not that I have any...
     
  3. ROBSCIX

    ROBSCIX Ancient Guru

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    What are you saying? -What is wrong with FLAC?
     
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    Scief Ancient Guru

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    Nothing wrong with it, I just don't see why anyone would use it. Most people can't even tell the difference between 128 and 160kb/s CBR mp3s. Besides, I don't know any portable music player that supports FLAC. Not to mention the filesizes.
     

  5. ROBSCIX

    ROBSCIX Ancient Guru

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    I can. Easily. !28's? Man, I don't even think I have any of those anymore.
    Flac's are lossless compression.
     
  6. NAJMI ADNAN

    NAJMI ADNAN Ancient Guru

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    Most people, some people can differentiate the difference, especially the one with high compression in the first place (rock song for example). MP3 makes the high sound stinging and the background detail nearly vanish, and it sounds rather hollow, like something missing. I don't use FLAC, but APE (all lossless codec supposed to sounds the same), harddisk is cheap nowdays...

    On portables, of course I use mp3 because of space restriction
     
  7. N0sferatU

    N0sferatU Ancient Guru

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    maybe on a subpar sound card and speakers/headphones but I can easily tell the difference between them and I prefer FLAC...or especially DVD Audio *gasp* :)
     
  8. snowolves

    snowolves Master Guru

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    Lame:alt-preset extreme

    I've heard V0 is not recommanded officially(they recommand alt-preset),and that the new method causes quality loose.
     
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  9. jasonbourne

    jasonbourne Active Member

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    i really can not tell a difference between flac and mp3 320kps ,it sounds the same on my pc
     
  10. ROBSCIX

    ROBSCIX Ancient Guru

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    320 kbps are getting much better. It could also be your gear. I would say most would have trouble comparing the two. Unless you really know what to listen for. Just using CBR320 seem like a waste to me. To me VBR 192-320 are where it is at...
     

  11. NAJMI ADNAN

    NAJMI ADNAN Ancient Guru

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    Agree with you on every sentence, especially the VBR 192-320 :ying:
     
  12. Precarious

    Precarious Master Guru

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    iPods support FLAC, as do quite a few other portable devices according to the website.
     

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