Iam Happy that my Favorite Codec WMA show the rest that he is better and not so Crappy like Everybody said.But i have One little Problem a wma9pro Encoded File dont be played in Winamp 2.95.Is there a plugin that wma9pro played without the Windows Media Player.ThX
I noticed stereo collapse on FloorEssence with mpc (but not on TheSource).
QuoteI noticed stereo collapse on FloorEssence with mpc (but not on TheSource).I've got to go back and listen to that again when I get home. I thought it was really obvious (present to a lesser degree with lame too), and my ears were barely capable of noticing stereo collapse in FloorEssence or any other samples. I ABXed 10/11 (and the miss was while fishing for other defects) so I don't think I imagined it.Can one of you sharp-eared folks check it also to help me verify that I'm not insane?
BTW, I like your quotes, phong. Here's my favorite:"It sounds like an leprechaun is making love to the whammy bar."
But i have One little Problem a wma9pro Encoded File dont be played in Winamp 2.95.Is there a plugin that wma9pro played without the Windows Media Player.
alt-preset standard, vorbis gt3, musepack standard, etc will be tested later
Second, because I am only willing to take one other VBR test. The critics on a VBR test are such a PITA that I definitely don't even consider conducing several ones.
Oh bollocks, /. sucks:2003-08-04 19:06:04 128kbps audio codec listening test (articles,music) (rejected)
Several people have very good high frequency hearing, and can hear the lowpassing of MPC and AAC (both around 16 kHz). One person (gecko) seems to find this to be a significant defect.
imho vorbis definitely lost the test
Quoteimho vorbis definitely lost the testDo you think? I don't see a clear winner/loser between MPC/WMA/AAC/Vorbis. The results are very closed.Roberto, you've done a good job and that's what really matters. Congratulations.
The most important thing isn't really to speculate with statistical tools, but to test by yourself, and finally make your choice according to your own subjectivity, training, hearing abilities, etc...Generally speaking, and according to the posted results, mp3 - created by Fraunhofer for 1/11 encoding - is now completely outdated. Wma standard family is probably out-of-date too.Now, we can hope some hardware support for some of these new formats. 120-130 kbps encodings are now close to transparency. Therefore, they aren't sufficient at this bitrate range for archiving/HQ listening, but perfectly suitable for comfortable listening on any portable player (impossible with 64 kbps encoding, crap, even with best algorythms). This is very important for flash memory players. Most of people would be happy with these codecs : they will fit more music without suffering from big artifacts (flanging, pre-echo...).A new era is beginning...