I was thinking about using the same codecs as in the 48 kbps test with the exception of WMA Standard which can either be left out entirely or replaced by Winamp's HE-AAC for example. What do you guys think?
So, if I have the option to encode to VBR, should I go with it or stick to what Microsoft recommended (CBR)? Personally, I would go with option #2. Maybe use both CBR and VBR in case nobody really wants Winamp HE-AAC.
The last test had 20 samples. In order to make things a bit easier for both testers and me, I would like to have a maximum of 18 samples this time. Therefore, I am also open for suggestions on what samples to remove or if you have any sample that is better than one used already, please tell.
- Samples to remove: The ones that most closely match the overall results from your 48kbps test. In a sense, they have the least impact.
Well, I was expecting some feedback because it is weekend. Anyways, let's see how this turns out in a few days.
Quote from: Sebastian Mares on 03 March, 2007, 10:39:11 AMWell, I was expecting some feedback because it is weekend. Anyways, let's see how this turns out in a few days.Which shows that most people accessed HA from their work... don't you guys have jobs to do?
Something that I noted with WMA Pro 10 in Winamp encoder, is that in CBR the Sample Format is 16 bits using 44100 Hz and in VBR use 24 bits for 44100 Hz, because of that I think that VBR may have problems to convert 16 bits to 24 bits or something like that... and that the quality will be worse than CBR when used with 16 bits inputs (prety much all Audio CDs). Well this is with the Winamp encoder and with Windows Media Player I think is the same (it use CBR), not sure about any other WMA encoder...
I also feared this several times, but I don't think you can optimize several samples only. I mean, if you optimize for those samples, chances are good that those optimizations will affect other samples as well.
Vorbis AoTuV 5 BetaNero HE-AACWMA Professional 10
I think the three mentioned in your first post sound like a great selection.