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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    /me wonders what Joseph's post has to do with anything pertaining to the thread.

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by neilthecellist
    /me wonders what Joseph's post has to do with anything pertaining to the thread.
    You mean there's a particular theme to the thread? I though it was just chit-chat, small talk :D

    He does say he bought the PowerPack - so that kind of joins it

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    i think because many who purchased the powerpack a long time ago won't even notice what all the fuss is over :D

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    omg! We just totally went off the topic on this thread......

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    The Blade encoder still works for free.

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    Blade is very poor quality and isn't being developed anymore.

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    I rarely use mp3, because I like mpc better. The only time that I do use mp3 is for my cd player. The timestamps for the lame codec seem to be off everytime I use it, plus lame skips more often in my cd player. A few reviews that I have read state that blade is better than lame for high bitrate. Also, I have a slow computer and blade encodes quicker then lame (2X compared to 0.5X). Now I don't have much of a choice anyways; if I want mp3 for free on dbpoweramp than i can't use lame.

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Link500X
    I rarely use mp3, because I like mpc better. The only time that I do use mp3 is for my cd player. The timestamps for the lame codec seem to be off everytime I use it, plus lame skips more often in my cd player. A few reviews that I have read state that blade is better than lame for high bitrate. Also, I have a slow computer and blade encodes quicker then lame (2X compared to 0.5X). Now I don't have much of a choice anyways; if I want mp3 for free on dbpoweramp than i can't use lame.
    Blade is better than LAME at higher bitrates? Show me those websites. I want to see proof for myself. As for the fact that Blade encodes quicker than LAME, this is because LAME compresses the audio well, at the same time, creating very good audio quality.

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    Well, majority sometimes could be wrong ;D
    I personally prefer old-fashioned FhG for mp3, since i don't like
    way much lame's psychoacoustic model sounds.
    A matter of taste perhaps...

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    Wow Larry I haven't seen you on the Forums in quite some time!

    I dunno, sometimes FhG sounds better for me, especially with classical music (I know, I changed my opinions on classical music) and pop music goes good with LAME>

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    tml in
    Quote Originally Posted by neilthecellist
    Blade is better than LAME at higher bitrates? Show me those websites. I want to see proof for myself. As for the fact that Blade encodes quicker than LAME, this is because LAME compresses the audio well, at the same time, creating very good audio quality.
    I cannot find the sites right now, but here is some proof:






    The song that I compared is Meet My Maker by Good Charlotte. I encoded it at 256 kbps, stereo, 44.1 kHz, using razorblade and razorlame (since I cannot encode lame with dbpoweramp). The Blade codec is v0.94.2. The Lame codec is v3.92. As you can see(if the images load), the blade file(bottom) appears much more like the original file(middle) than the lame file(top) does. If the images don't load, the url is:
    http://gwave.beplaced.com
    Last edited by Link500X; 04-13-2005 at 10:05 PM.

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    All i get is a message "Invalid Referrer" when i click on those links....

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    LOL! That website has anti-hotlinking in effect, you'll never be able to display those photos in the forum.

    Best bet is to use the link: http://gwave.beplaced.com/ and go see them direclty.

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    Forgive me for sounding like a noob, but i cannot understand what these charts mean. What do they mean? What do the little wavelength thingys mean? That Blade is better? :confused:

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    Re: Mp3 Patent Problems

    Just compare them visually. Lame, with no doubt, brings some
    artifacts to the track. This is not a precise copy.
    It's configurable if you encoding mp3 via cmd - you can disable
    psychoacoustic modeling from there... But then, what's the point in using lame? =)

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