Connection Error (IOException:Server returned HTTP response code: 503 for URL: http://www.rarewares.org/tracker/tracker.p...Hi&azver=3)
Redone the torrent file, seems to be working now! (please delete the old torrent file and download the new one:http://www.rarewares.org/sebastian/Sample18.zip.torrent )
# Nero HE-AAC Jul 20 2007-q 0.24 (hard-coded value in this version of the encoder)
God damn it, it's becoming increasingly difficult to detect even 64 kbps encodings. Either codecs are now really good or I'm going deaf. ...
I have to send the SampleXX.erf files generated through menu File>Save Test Results ?(so that would a RAR file containing 18 .erf files)
Second question: Why isn't included iTunes AAC 184.108.40.206 64 VBR? Seems to me unfair not to include this speed.
Third question: Will I be able to see my own results?
Quote from: Alexxander on 26 July, 2007, 04:46:36 AMSecond question: Why isn't included iTunes AAC 220.127.116.11 64 VBR? Seems to me unfair not to include this speed.Because that is LC-AAC which is not really optimized for low bitrates like HE-AAC. LC-AAC and HE-AAC will be featured in an upcoming 80 kbps listening test.
God damn it, it's becoming increasingly difficult to detect even 64 kbps encodings. Either codecs are now really good or I'm going deaf. On the tests I've performed so far, the only sample I can easily and 100% reliably detect seems to be the low anchor. And I'm using $300 Alessandro MS-2 headphones with headphone amp and M-Audio sound card.These tests are an excellent way to lower one's self-esteem
Great job Sebastian, I hope we will get a lot of results.
That last part can be left out I guess. The uploaded package has the complete encoder, including the linux binaries!!
Where can I find the linux binaries, please? I would love to encode my collection with your encoder, as it seems to be the "best of breed".
And speaking of that, I can even provide Debian (also usable by Ubuntu Linux users) packages for that and I would be glad to provide packages for amd64 and powerpc too.
Ok, then what sense has to use VBR iTunes AAC 18.104.22.168 at 96 kbps and not higher speed? Why are high and low anchor included?Just learning
Typical. I was hoping this one would be a walk-over. The last one I participated in, the huge ~128 kbps test around new year 05/06(?), was a nightmare.
Fortunately transparency at 64 kbps is highly dependent on the sample. I had huge problems identifying the encodes with classical (Paganini_Allegro_spirituoso) and "normal" music (Senor), but it was much easier with a kind of music that is most familiar to me (symphnoy_metal [sic]).Anyway I had to do several testing rounds and multiple listening passes to learn what to listen to; concentrate on cymbals, sibilants and on other high-frequency content and the encodes should be easier to spot.Anyway at least two of the three codecs are really good.