G5 Lame Updates

Lame 3.97b1 has apparently been deemed “usable” by the crew at Hydrogen Audio. Well, let’s run through the same tests we did last time.

G5 Optimized (3.96.1)
preset standard – 0:16 (204.7 kbps)
preset fast standard – 0:11 (226.0 kbps)
preset extreme – 0:15 (249.3 kbps)
preset fast extreme – 0:11
preset cbr 128 – 0:12
preset cbr 192 – 0:12
preset 128 – 0:13 (125.5 kbps)
preset 192 – 0:11 (191.8 kbps)

G5 Optimized (3.97b1)
preset standard – 0:15 (219.0 kbps)
preset fast standard – 0:13 (219.4 kbps)
preset extreme – 0:15 (263.3 kbps)
preset fast extreme – 0:13 (259.0 kbps)
preset cbr 128 – 0:13
preset cbr 192 – 0:12
preset 128 – 0:13 (121.5 kbps)
preset 192 – 0:12 (182.7 kbps)

Plus a second here, minus a second there. Not really much change in encoding times, there is a strange, non-consistant fluctuation in the kbps column though. Maybe this is a tuning issue for the better? Not really my department 🙂