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  • rjamorim
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How do Codecs with VBR fit in with 128Kbps? to be fair to WMA it should be VBR 2 pass, not that it will win

Well, it would be a VBR/ABR test, except for atrac3. As Ivan already explained several times on the QuickTime 6.3 announcement thread, AAC CBR is almost ABR, due to the big bit reservoir.
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If you take WMA9, be sure to use both Std and Pro.

As I understand, there's no difference between them.

WMA pro is just WMA for high bit depths, high sampling rates and multichannel. It isn't even possible to encode a 44100/stereo/16bit sample with it.

There's a difference between them. WMApro is able to encode :
• stereo files
• 44100 hertz files
• at low bitrate, using VBR settings

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There's a difference between them. WMApro is able to encode :
? stereo files
? 44100 hertz files
? at low bitrate, using VBR settings

I couldn't reach these settings on CoolEdit 2.1 WMA output plugin.

What program should I use to encode with WMA pro?

What what's the difference? Slower encoding, better quality?
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Reply #53
The profile options for WMApro are 2 channel only if is 24 bit, or 16 bit only if is 6 channel.

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There's a difference between them. WMApro is able to encode :
? stereo files
? 44100 hertz files
? at low bitrate, using VBR settings

I couldn't reach these settings on CoolEdit 2.1 WMA output plugin.

What program should I use to encode with WMA pro?

What what's the difference? Slower encoding, better quality?

You don't have to worry about WMA just yet, do you?  Isn't this for a future test?  But WMA9 Pro is different from WMA9 standard -- it sounds better, at least on one sample I tried at 64 kbit/s.  You can access it from within the Windows Media Encoder.  Also probably from Spoon's dBPowerAmp (although I haven't checked to make sure).  It's kind of a maze trying to figure out just how to make WME give you access to the WMA9 Pro settings.

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