I've got a minor question but just to find out. I have a 192 kbps mp3 (CBR) which I recode with lame 3.98.2
lame --mp3input -V5 infile outfile
Strange is that when I do this under linux I get a average bitrate of 112 kbps mp3 whereas under windows the result is slightly bigger and has an average bitrate of 116 kbps.
I would be very interested in what the reason may be.