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Old 01 April 2010, 09:23 pm   #3
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Yes, if you need a constant quality, just use the same --quality (or preset) which produce transparent files for you. I feel pretty comfortable with --quality 5.5. Recently I was a bit surprised when I recoded In Rock (Deep Purple) with SV8 and I got bitrates between 136 and 179 kbps. No problems with quality, though. However, some newer albums (dynamically compressed) are typically encoded at about 200 - 220 kbps. And the latest albums of Dream Theater goes to 230 - 270 kbps with the same encoding settings!
So, it depends a lot of music content. But anyway,even if there are some artifacts at lower bitrates (no lower that 128 kbps anyway), they wouldn't be as annoying as mp3 artifacts.
Enjoy the music
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