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Subject: RE: EAC/Lame

RE: EAC/Lame

From: Fred Maxwell <>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 00:25:59 -0500

SteamShip wrote:

> With time, and more development these two programs may end up being much
> closer, but I see no point in anyone going out of their way to unseat EAC
> since it has so much support, works so well, and has huge networks of MP3
> file trading,

I agree with you completely up to here.
> but ONLY with those who have used EAC with this config to rip them.

Here we will have to disagree. While Chris Myden has a good configuration,
it's not ideal for someone desiring optimum quality. Chris Myden's
configuration uses an older version of LAME (3.90.2) and uses the
"--alt-preset standard" setting. I prefer to use LAME 3.93.1 (current) with
the "-preset extreme" setting. That setting makes somewhat larger, but
better quality, MP3 files. Also, between 3.90.2 and 3.93.1, LAME has had
numerous improvements which improve sound quality. Look at the history
between the two versions:*checkout*/lame/lame/doc/html/history.

  Fred Maxwell
Received on 2003-12-20

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