I agree in principle, but why QT in one and Nero in the other? I must be missing something.
Do we really need an anchor?
@ff123: Have you found out if Blade is suitable for anchor?
10kHz blade41_30sec easy very easyatrain moderate moderatebeautyslept easy easyblackwater moderate to difficult easydeath2 moderate to difficult very easyflooressence moderate to difficult very easylayla moderate easylifeshatters moderate very easy
So the masses test is the one scheduled to start Wednesday?
How much later will the HA test start?
The Masses test would compare QuickTime, Lame, Sony´s Atrac3, WMA STD and VorbisThe HA test would compare Nero AAC, Lame, Musepack, WMA PRO and Vorbis.
plz dont forget that the tests are about sound quality!!!!and not about usability or something else (which has nothing to do with the purpose mentioned above)...
"WTF, QuickTime won the AAC test but you used Nero on the extension test though? Are you working for Ahead now, you bastard?"
IMO, the HA test can't be conduced now. Even though it might be more important, still it would be wasting all the attention the AAC@128kbps test gathered.I plan to keet the HA test more "low profile", and not announce it everywhere else, at most at CD-rw.org
And, of course, I can be convinced to hurry up the HA test a little.
@Guruboolez: I understand your concern about QT not being really usable. But it has the best quality, it won the AAC test, and I'm not willing to fathom the criticism I expect will come from all sides about "WTF, QuickTime won the AAC test but you used Nero on the extension test though? Are you working for Ahead now, you bastard?".
@ff123: I'll contact you as soon as I have something ready (probably this tuesday, when I return home)Have you found out the Blade offset when decoded by Lame?
Yes, the offset is 0ff123
Atrac3 is out ... WMA standard won't be tested ... not to split tests
What about Nero? For the time being, it won't be tested
Test starts in about one hour, if all goes right while uploading.
Sonicstage almost fried my Windows installation (and I used to think QuickTime is buggy).
Good stuff Roberto. I think you have made the right decisions. B)
I also had a near death experience with Sonicstage , hence my continuing use of OpenMG Jukebox, which has the same internals as Sonicstage, but uses a slightly less funky/sexy interface, and a more reliable install routine.Welcome to the world of NetMD, Sony style. :x
Looking forward to this test, and will get my listening done over the weekend...