Ah, that was fast. Anyway, I was almost sure updated software would not help,but I just retested with FB2K 1.2.8 and enc_fhgaac.dll from Winamp 5.70b3417. Same result.I also noticed 'Highest BPS mode supported' was set to 24-bits. I changed to 16-bits it seemed to remove the worst of the side-effect. I wonder if Winamp's 'Format Convert' did a bitrate conversion in the background when I changed settings but I could not replicate.Glad to participate, HA ppl
New Winamp 5.7 Beta, build 3435 (with Winamp Cloud Beta)Updated: [enc_fhgaac] Fraunhofer AAC Encoder v3.02.15Maybe this fixes the problem?
Anyway fyi, even with 03.02.15 and earlier, VBR modes 1 and 6 (and the bit-rate-requivalent CBR modes) are not affected by the bug.
By the way, 03.02.15 includes some speed optimizations, so I'd be curious how much speed improvement you get for the VBR modes with the latest Winamp 5.65 over 5.63. On my old dual-core Athlon X2 it was between 10 and 20%.
Indeed, we just finished a 03.02.16 release which fixes this issue, but of course this hasn't made it into Winamp yet.Anyway fyi, even with 03.02.15 and earlier, VBR modes 1 and 6 (and the bit-rate-requivalent CBR modes) are not affected by the bug.By the way, 03.02.15 includes some speed optimizations, so I'd be curious how much speed improvement you get for the VBR modes with the latest Winamp 5.65 over 5.63. On my old dual-core Athlon X2 it was between 10 and 20%.Chris
will try to get the next beta build (though might be the one after that) to include the updated version of the FHG library. as it seems it wouldn't have been viable to include anyway at the time of v5.65 needing to be released.
I think Winamp's Fhg encoder is very, very good and users should enjoy the great quality and the optimizations of version 03.02.15
I appreciate the communication of the Winamp team and the HA users, even if my reported situation is more the exception than the rule.
Pardon the delay in responding.
I would like to reference this 96 kbps AAC listening test.
I have always been impressed with HA's public listening tests and find them very credible due to the methodology being scientific rather than "warm fuzzy" feel-good.
when I got into portable players last year I went with the speedier encoder that delivered excellent results.
The current, latest beta (5.7 Beta 12, build 3437) doesn't have .16.
Winamp 5.7 the next release?
Sorry, eahm, no, those files are provided by the Winamp team, not us. Plus, to avoid having potentially buggy beta builds leaking around here, I'd prefer waiting for official Winamp builds.