A question which hasn't been answered yet: what about WMAPro 2 pass? By using 2 pass you are forcing a vbr codec to a certain bitrate; tell it "to make the most out of 128k" which is unfair because you are artificially limiting the codec.
So what does this tell you about the quality of the motor?
The vbr boxer reacts and pulls out a heavy shield that can deal with even the most forcefull blows, but the cbr boxer simply collapses. Again, what does this tell you?
This reminds me of a benchmark I recently heard about comparing a Pentium 4s to a G5. They disabled hyperthreading on the P4 to make the test "fair". That's like saying if one CPU had an extra fast cache, it should be disabled to make the test "fair". Nonsense of course.
- Encoder A probably has an inferior coding method for bachpsichord, and needs more bits to reach its target quality. - Encoder A probably has a superior coding method for hardrock and needed fewer bits to reach its target quality
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to say "Well, for Classical music, mpc scored highest, while for hardrock ogg vorbis and AAC are the preferred choices? (just making something up here).
Here is the sample batch - you need to make an executable from it!