BTW: with the new b5, I can see (by no way hear) low-level noise in the spectrum at about 20kHz (with 1kHz bandwidth) when using q5 that did not appear when encoding to q5 with aoTuV r1. What is the cause of this?
Anyway, this thread needs a poll. It'd be useful to see what -q levels are most common these days.
The -q level should range from -2 to 6 (10 options only, IIRC. Besides, I don't believe -q 6 is not transparent enough for 90% of the musics in the universe)Any other suggestion?
Of course I delete the files after I've 'evaluated' the music, your honour! Each and every time! )
Quote from: HbG on 07 March, 2007, 07:20:54 AMAnyway, this thread needs a poll. It'd be useful to see what -q levels are most common these days.I agree. I suggest multiple questions:- What -q level you use at home (with option: No Vorbis @ home)- What -q level you use on the road (with option: Never on the road)- What -q level *in your experience* is transparent enough for at least 90% of your music collection (with option: Never test this objectively)The -q level should range from -2 to 6 (10 options only, IIRC. Besides, I don't believe -q 6 is not transparent enough for 90% of the musics in the universe)Any other suggestion? If no, then someone should start the poll.Edit: Mistyped '6' as '7'. Corrected.
Ogg -q4 transparent to you?
With most music, -q4 is transparent to me, but for the safety margin I use -q5 for home listening. On my laptop, where space is quite limited, -q3 sounds good enough for me (for comedy CDs, -q0.5 is sufficient).pepoluan's (I think) tip to un-train one's artifact listening is really good.
For my mp3 player & headphones, -q2 is sufficiently transparent.I've been using this encoder:http://homepage3.nifty.com/blacksword/under wine in linux, because it seems the default oggenc doesn't support multiple cores, and I like the speed.
Yeah it's transparent to me. I could easily abx q0 & q1, I had problems with q2 but I could still abx it. I was unable to abx q3 so I took the safe route and I use q4 for all my music./Kef