On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 08:26:02AM +0100, Roland Smith wrote: > On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 08:05:59PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote: > > > lame -h -V 3 - nobody could tell the difference, it gives <200kbps bitrate > > > lame -h -b 192 - as above > > > lame -h -b 128 - they were able to tell difference, but not on all > > > music/songs > > > > > > lame -h -b 96 - i was able to tell the difference on every song, but it > > > wasn't really huge deal. > > > my hearing is exceptionally good and while call myself an > > audiophile, having all my tunes right here at fingertips is > > a major win. having said that, can you point me to a basic > > tutorial on lame? > > man lame
GADGOOKS! that's no tutorial, that's *torture*. After i finally got caught up on miised sleep, a few hours ago I read-thru and listened-to (kttsd) the man lame. Then surfed around; then came back to the man page and read the several examples. So: the idea is that lame ["just"] converts WAV files to mp3. There is a gnome utility, sound-juicer than turns my CD's from wave to ogg-vorbis. I'm happy with ogg but would prefer flac ... but ogg is fine. mp4 is a dontknow. What I've got is good enough for now. > > > i've got 1581620 blocks of mp3 @ 128kbit. > > lectures. when i tried to cut the quality even by a bit it was > > evident immediately. rar compresses these file to > > 1482404 blocks very very slowly. it probably makes sense to just > > burn the mp3 files to a dvd and be safe. > > There is a special codec for speech. You'll find it the > audio/speex port. From the pkg-descr: > > The Speex is a patent-free, Open Source/Free Software voice codec. > Unlike other codecs like MP3 and Ogg Vorbis, Speex is designed to > compress voice at bitrates in the 2-45 kbps range. Possible > applications include VoIP, Internet audio streaming, archiving of > speech data (e.g. voice mail), and audio books. In some sense, it is > meant to be complementary to the Ogg Vorbis codec. > > This might perform better at compressing lectures. Sounds v promising, thanks. Given the availability of compression these days, it makes me wonder why telephone conversations still sound so 'tinny'. But then, that's another matter. gary > > Roland > -- > R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ > [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] > pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725) -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org The 2.23a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"