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Mark Palmberg
2004-01-05, 09:31
I use the aforementioned iTunes-LAME script for iTunes under OS X, and it shore is handy.

REMINDER: Steve Jobs is giving the MacWorld San Fran keynote tomorrow...could be a new iPod on the way.

On Monday, January 05, 2004, at 10:23AM, Andrew Lucas <alucas1966 (AT) hotmail (DOT) com> wrote:

>Curious..knowing that everyone is bound to have a favourite, what package
>would you recommend which is nice to look at, does tagging but also allows
>access to the LAME preset's?
>
>I've tried various but I havnt seen any with a 'LAME extreme' option.
>
>Thanks
>
>
>>From: "Roy M. Silvernail" <roy (AT) rant-central (DOT) com>
>>Reply-To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>>To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>>Subject: [slim] CBR vs. VBR
>>Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 10:39:16 -0500
>>
>>On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 07:22:16AM -0800, Jason Holtzapple wrote:
>> > --- Phillip Kerman <lists (AT) phillipkerman (DOT) com> wrote:
>> > > Using my ears I can definitely say that any VBR ripped CDs are muddy
>> > > sounding compared to a high rate CBR ripping. I would think VBR is
>>good for
>> > > efficiency but even my non-audiophile ears can tell the difference.
>> >
>> > What encoder and what settings? Did you try a double-blind test
>> > with the CBR and VBR settings to eliminate any placebo effect?
>> >
>> > Generally it is accepted that the lame encoder version 3.90+ with
>> > the built-in vbr presets produce the highest quality files apart
>> > from plain 320 Kbps CBR.
>>
>>I must agree. '--preset extreme' sounds, within the limitations of my
>>hardware and ears, indistinguishable from the original CD.
>>--
>>Roy M. Silvernail is roy (AT) rant-central (DOT) com, and you're not
>>http://www.rant-central.com is the new scytale
>>Never Forget: It's Only 1's and 0's!
>>SpamAssassin->procmail->/dev/null->bliss
>>

dean
2004-01-05, 09:46
I just discovered that the iTunes-LAME tool can also convert iTunes
Music Store tracks to MP3. Neat!


On Jan 5, 2004, at 8:31 AM, Mark Palmberg wrote:

> I use the aforementioned iTunes-LAME script for iTunes under OS X, and
> it shore is handy.
>
> REMINDER: Steve Jobs is giving the MacWorld San Fran keynote
> tomorrow...could be a new iPod on the way.
>
> On Monday, January 05, 2004, at 10:23AM, Andrew Lucas
> <alucas1966 (AT) hotmail (DOT) com> wrote:
>
>> Curious..knowing that everyone is bound to have a favourite, what
>> package
>> would you recommend which is nice to look at, does tagging but also
>> allows
>> access to the LAME preset's?
>>
>> I've tried various but I havnt seen any with a 'LAME extreme' option.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>>
>>> From: "Roy M. Silvernail" <roy (AT) rant-central (DOT) com>
>>> Reply-To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>>> To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>>> Subject: [slim] CBR vs. VBR
>>> Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 10:39:16 -0500
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 07:22:16AM -0800, Jason Holtzapple wrote:
>>>> --- Phillip Kerman <lists (AT) phillipkerman (DOT) com> wrote:
>>>>> Using my ears I can definitely say that any VBR ripped CDs are
>>>>> muddy
>>>>> sounding compared to a high rate CBR ripping. I would think VBR is
>>> good for
>>>>> efficiency but even my non-audiophile ears can tell the difference.
>>>>
>>>> What encoder and what settings? Did you try a double-blind test
>>>> with the CBR and VBR settings to eliminate any placebo effect?
>>>>
>>>> Generally it is accepted that the lame encoder version 3.90+ with
>>>> the built-in vbr presets produce the highest quality files apart
>>>> from plain 320 Kbps CBR.
>>>
>>> I must agree. '--preset extreme' sounds, within the limitations of
>>> my
>>> hardware and ears, indistinguishable from the original CD.
>>> --
>>> Roy M. Silvernail is roy (AT) rant-central (DOT) com, and you're not
>>> http://www.rant-central.com is the new scytale
>>> Never Forget: It's Only 1's and 0's!
>>> SpamAssassin->procmail->/dev/null->bliss
>>>