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Best MP3 encoder? - 9/1/2001 6:13:17 PM   


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Which is the best MP3 encoder out there, with the emphasis on quality. Also state if it is free or not.

I use LiteOn!
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RE: Best MP3 encoder? - 9/2/2001 6:55:34 AM   


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LAME encoder seems the best. And it's free. Read some articles over the Burner's Corner section

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RE: Best MP3 encoder? - 9/2/2001 4:17:01 PM   


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Ok, thanks.

I use win32LAME and for some reason i can't change the encoding settings.

I change the setting and press ok, but when i start encoding the settings are the same as before. For example if i uncheck the "enable VBR" box it still uses VBR when encoding. What could be wrong?

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RE: Best MP3 encoder? - 9/3/2001 8:50:12 AM   

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LAME is excellent!

I've had only one problem with it when I was encoding a huge list of large WAV files and it stopped half way through - this may be to do with my machine though!

The quality of the MP3s is ace even when I've subsequently made an audio CD from them - i.e. CDAs.


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RE: Best MP3 encoder? - 9/4/2001 4:20:56 PM   


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Read this

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RE: Best MP3 encoder? - 9/8/2001 7:00:48 PM   


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to my opinion Lame 3.89 beta ( the best encoder there is.

Regarding the problem to change your options you could try using
frontend for the lame encoder. Use the lame.exe not the win32lame.dll.
A good frontend is Razorlame(free). Although it can have slight hickups (i.e. not completing a batch of perfectly good wav's) I don't know why it does this, though it's quite irritating.

A workaround for the problem is using another frontend. I use Exact Audio Copy. It's a great ripper/encoder (the best?)and it's free. It takes a while to configure but then it's a piece of cake to work with it. Satcp wrote a good guide to get you through the proces to configure EAC.

The great thing about EAC is it can rip your cd-tracks to wav's and it the backgroud encode these to mp3. Another great site about mp3's is I hope you find this information usefull. Happy ripping!


Plextor and Liteon: the best DAE outthere

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RE: Best MP3 encoder? - 9/28/2001 1:52:59 AM   


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Hey Vaakkie your link to the EAC setup guide doesn't work (anymore?)
I use EAC but i have not used it to encode yet... great ripper tho

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RE: Best MP3 encoder? - 9/29/2001 5:50:44 AM   


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Lame, its exellent!And the encoding mp3's have a exellent quality!!!!

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