On Thu, Sep 28, 2000 at 01:01:46AM +0100, Fergal Daly wrote:
> I have no idea how big an effect compressing audio twice would have,
I actuallt recompress from mp3 to mp3 a lot here. I use a Rio MP3-
player to make my trips to and from work bearable, and most times I
cannot be bothered to dig out a cd, and just recompress to 64 kbits or
lower from 128, 160 and 192 kbits.
I use lame with the optiond '-h -ms -b64' or '-h -mm -b32'; the latter
is good for most music with mainly voice and/or few instruments. You
can squeeze down the size of music quite a lot if you have real cheap,
low quality earbuds ;)
The latest lame actually has pretty good variable bitrating, which is
worth investigating. The previous few lame releases made the files
incredibly big with VBR activated, but things are improving slowly.
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