Changes======= Changes since 0.14.1b: - fixed a possible crash due to bad Xing header information - eliminated the error dialog when trying to open a (bad) file - increased the size of the info dialog box in preparation for an ID3v2 tag editor Changes since 0.14.0b: - none visible; the plug-in is now linked with the new libid3tag library, which will eventually enable full ID3v2 support Changes since 0.13.0b: - a new, improved dithering algorithm has been implemented - streaming can now be disabled (to use other plug-ins with better streaming support) Changes since 0.12.5b: - the last complete audio frame should now always be decoded - Xing VBR headers are now detected and read if "Fast playing time calculation" is enabled - visuals for 24- and 32-bit output should now display correctly - corrected a problem decoding MPEG-2 Layer III intensity stereo Changes since 0.12.4b: - several more performance improvements Changes since 0.12.3b: - many performance improvements - alias reduction is now performed on mixed short blocks Changes since 0.12.2b: - added decoding statistics to file info dialog - title formatting is greatly enhanced, and includes the ability to use conditional constructs - output can now be attenuated to eliminate clipping - MAD now supports the MPEG 2.5 format
I use MAD over the default Nullsoft decoder in Winamp because of MAD's auto clipping attenuation feature, and I wouldn't even need this if I bothered to MP3gain my files.
Hmmmm, I've used the newest MAD decoder, but the only differences are that the MAD decoder lacks ID3V2 support
QuoteHmmmm, I've used the newest MAD decoder, but the only differences are that the MAD decoder lacks ID3V2 supportYeah, and try to stream something with it, on my system it sends Winamp into a brutal crash that locks the whole system. MAD also uses some extra resources.
What decoding engine do you guys recommend for people who have a Soundblaster Audigy??
I kinda understand mp3gain ... and am thinkin about trying it but i do not knoe what and if i am gonna do.
What does MAD's auto clipping attenuation do? makes it so the sound doesnt clip when volume is high?at least that what i get...
There should be no difference in quality between mpg123 and default in_mp3 (in Winamp 2.666 and newer). Default in_mp3 is based on Fraunhover decoder, and it's more optimized than mpg123 plugin. Please take a look to MPEG Audio Decoder Compliance test.