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Subject: Re: Music - Do numbers matter?
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From: wolfgang+gnus20030102T151456@dailyplanet.wsrcc.com (Wolfgang S. Rupprecht)
Organization: W S Rupprecht Computer Consulting, Fremont CA
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Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2003 23:53:05 GMT
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Andrew Kohlsmith writes:
> You are using really crappy encoders. I have a rip of Melissa Etheridge's
> "Like the Way I Do" which I ripped from CD and used 128-bit CBR with LAME
> (LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder, go figure) and I could _not_ tell the
> difference. This is a song with a lot of tambourine and cymballs at the
> start, instruments which many encoders butcher horribly.
I'd like to second that. LAME at 128kbits/sec (with default settings)
sounds darn good. It is amazing how much of a difference the encoder
makes. I've got an old x86 with an Ensonic AudioPCI 1370 connected to
the stereo and it doesn't sound bad at all playing LAME encoded mp3's
using mpg123 and gqmpeg.
I'm hoping that at some point someone will start offering high-end
24-bit DAC's like the AK4395 in cheap PCI cards.
Anyone know if this chip appears on any sound cards yet? Most sound
card manufacturers don't seem to do anything but put up contentless
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