[MPlayer-users] tweaking the MP3

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Sun Jul 7 10:29:01 CEST 2002

On Sat, 2002-07-06 at 02:57, Rocky Hetherington wrote:
> Artifacts are there.  Low frequencies are generally lacking, and there's
> distortion at the higher frequencies too.  It also depends on how you
> listen to the file.
> If you haven't spent hundreds on a high end PC speaker system and are
> just playing back via PC speakers or headphones you wont notice most of

Heh, it depends on the headphones... ;-)


> It's different for everybody of course, the only real way to tell is to
> encode yourself some samples and see what you regard as suitable quality
> for playback.


This is a very interesting topic. It's a shame there's almost no
guidelines on any divx site related to sound quality and mp3 bitrate,
although i'm sure some people did a lot of experimenting.
I believe the problem of the mp3 bitrate is critical, because when it
comes to divx, quality means bitrate tweaking (among other things).

Florin Andrei


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