why is the MP3 conversions on XVID so bad, even at 128kbps?
i have used AutoGK 2.4 & FairUse 2.5 LE with and without the "Boost Audio Level" which i believe does not make any difference and is forced into boosting/normalizing audio levels because the sound i get at the start of the movie where silence is present, muffled hissy noise that is similar in characteristic to analogue tape.
i know for a fact MP3 at 128kbps does not sound that bad and i do believe the normalizing is forced even though "Boost Audio Level" is unchecked on FairUse and AutoGK gives no option and i have the same issue with both.
i am new to XVID conversion (generally work with DVD Shrink & DVD Decrypter) and i am attempting at converting Martin Scorsese Taxi Driver to CD. video quality is very good, unlike the audio muffled hissy that is notable during silence.
anyway, i just want to find out if this is a common characteristic of XVID conversions so that i may stop obsessing about looking for a solution that may not work and waste a hell of a lot of hours encoding to find out..