[Vorbis] bitrate limits don't work with -q settings?
nic at ghs.com
Thu Dec 30 16:21:38 PST 2004
Christopher John Harrington wrote:
> What is the problem with dropping -q3 altogether and allowing oggenc to
> have your minimum of 96 kbps? Unless the other 95% of your collection
> wouldn't be acceptable at this rate.
Bingo. 96 abr sounds kinda sucky. -q3 sounds pretty darned good. And
it is fairly difficult to determine whether a particular file falls
below the 96kbps boundary by looking at it.
What exactly is the point of the -m option and the bitrate_hard_min
option if it doesn't actually limit the bitrate?
> (terrible, shameless plug alert) The Neuros has no such lower bound on
> bitrates (though it seems to have a rough upper bitrate around 250 kbps)
> and has open source firmware. Think about it. ;)
Hindsight is 20/20. The IRiver box said it supported ogg, not some
weird subset. Plus, the iFP-880 is much, much smaller than the Neuros
and is flash-based, and has a microphone.
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