[FFmpeg-devel] Patch - Allow disabling of bit reservoir when encoding MP3 audio

Paul Kelly paul
Tue Feb 5 02:08:31 CET 2008

On Tue, 5 Feb 2008, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:

> Paul Kelly <paul at stjohnspoint.co.uk> writes:
> [...]
>> +#define CODEC_FLAG2_DISABLE_RESERVOIR 0x00020000 ///< libmp3lame disable bit reservoir.
> I don't like the idea of such specialised options.

Does the fact that it's an external encoder make a difference here - i.e. 
you can say "if you want to use its specialised features, use it directly 
rather than through FFmpeg"? If FFmpeg had a native MP3 encoder would an 
option to make it behave like this be more acceptable?? Just curious. :)

It's really quite useful - one of the reasons I've heard given as an 
advantage of MP2 over MP3 to justify its continued use in professional 
audio environments (radio playout software and so on) is that it's easier 
to split and combine files than with MP3. Disabling the bit reservoir 
neutralises this advantage.

But fair enough. I can work around it in other ways, just thought this 
would be more elegant.


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