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Thread: Mp3 Patent Problems

  1. #61
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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    Right....so, should I just stick to FhG? or Blade? I find that with classical music, it sounds ultra-high in treble when it comes to classical music

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    Again...It depends...
    On your purpose =)
    New lame (3.96, 3.97alpha) great for making extremely-low -16-64kbps
    bitrate files(ebooks for instance), while FhG acts way better imo
    on higher bitrates - 192kbps and so on...
    Imho, when possible, it's better to use some newer and
    more advanced solutions, like aac.

    PS.: Main rule in coding audio - is to stay as close
    as possible to the original sound.
    Last edited by Larry!; 04-14-2005 at 01:43 PM.

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    All mp3 codecs put artifacts in songs.
    Lame seems to put static in. This is especially noticable at silent parts of a track. At lower bitrates this is expected with all codecs, but it should not happen at high bitrates. Lame is best at low-mid bitrates.
    Blade's artifact is a reverb-like effect at low-mid bitrates. The effect disappears at high bitrates. You should not use Blade at bitrates lower than 192kbps.
    I don't know enough about Fhg to make any comparisons to blade and lame.

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    You know what? Based on your descriptions, Link500X, mp3 encoders just suck in general. I'm not trying to offend what you said or anything, but I'm beginning to think about abandoning mp3 and moving on to ogg vorbis and aac.....

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    Yes, MP3 does pretty much suck. OGG is much better, but the best lossy codec is MPC. Many people just use MP3 because alot of hardware(cd players, mp3 players, etc.) supports it. There are a few cd players that support OGG, but I don't know of any that support MPC.

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    Ok, i have to say sum to keep this offtopic on XD
    that properly encoded mp3 at reasonable bitrate(192 and up)
    even with lame enc sounds good enough for me...
    I'm not an audioexpert though.

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    Have you done ABX testing, Larry! ?

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    Nah... Just the oldfashioned sound-to-ear testing, kid.

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry!
    Nah... Just the oldfashioned sound-to-ear testing, kid.
    lol. cool.

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