Re: Absent asterisks
It is the smallest and most pedantic point but I believe that the option --vbr-new is only required if you are using lame 3.97 and earlier (although not all earlier versions had access to this option). For lame 3.98 and above the 'new' vbr method is the default. Version can be seen:
Now if only there were an award on these Forums for being pedantically correct.....
andrew@ilium~$ lame --version | head -n 1
LAME 64bits version 3.99.5 (http://lame.sf.net)
You think that's air you're breathing now?