here's the LAME 3.97 man page: http://hpux.connect.org.uk/hppd/hpux...-3.97/man.html
It looks like -b and -B will constrain the VBR.
Anyone ever play with -q?
Also, does anyone else listen to streaming radio and have any suggestions for getting the best content?
edit: from Usage FAQ
algorithm quality selection
Bitrate is of course the main influence on quality. The higher the
bitrate, the higher the quality. But for a given bitrate,
we have a choice of algorithms to determine the best
scalefactors and huffman encoding (noise shaping).
-q 0: use slowest & best possible version of all algorithms.
-q 2: recommended. Same as -h. -q 0 and -q 1 are slow and may not produce
significantly higher quality.
-q 5: default value. Good speed, reasonable quality
-q 7: same as -f. Very fast, ok quality. (psycho acoustics are
used for pre-echo & M/S, but no noise shaping is done.
-q 9: disables almost all algorithms including psy-model. poor quality.