Also, even if you are not personally interested about this bitrate range this a good opportunity to practice with relatively easy samples. A future higher bitrate test will be much more difficult for the testers. We have recently tested 48 kbps and now 64 kbps. Possibly the next multiformat test will be 96 kbps. I also look forward to see the discussed 128 kbps MP3 test happening sometime soon.
Well, in case anyone is interested, the next tests will be:MP3 at 128 kbpsAAC at 80 kbps (featuring both LC and HE-AAC)Multiformat at 80 kbps with winner of the AAC test vs. other codecsAnd finally maybe a 32 kbps and a 96 kbps test, but these have very low priority
Come on people! If you feel geeky doing the tests, remember it's all in the name of science!
Personally, I think 80 kbps is quite near of 64 kbps and 96 kbps would be a better next step for a multiformat test, but I suppose you have carefully thought about the options and followed the ongoing HA discussions more keenly than I.
Hmm... I could use a bit more results for the last 10 samples. I am extending the test one last time until 15th since I expected a bit more results to arrive shortly before the test ends. Maybe Guru can test, too (BTW, received two mails from you - thanks!).
people with golden ears would help us with this test
Hmm... I could use a bit more results for the last 10 samples.
Quote from: muaddib on 13 August, 2007, 05:33:47 AMpeople with golden ears would help us with this testBut the golden ears would have to rate all these samples between annoying and very annoying.Whereas people with average hearing can use the full scale for the ratings. Like I did.
It would be really great if people with golden ears would help us with this test. I guess for them it would be very easy and they could do it in 2-3 hours.
"Oh dear, it was the other way around. This encoder has increased the volume of the higher frequencies slightly and at first sight it sounded better because the reference is not very bright."
All participants in this test that have saved their sessions, could use Alex B instructions to verify that no references were ranked.I am willing to help in building instructions for future listening tests (for this one it is to late I am afraid). Maybe someone could start this in Hydrogenaudio Wiki (if that is a good place).
All participants in this test that have saved their sessions, could use Alex B instructions to verify that no references were ranked.
The four first samples are tested on my side.
I experienced numerous bugs while using ABC/HR Java including crashes, disappearing menu options, nonfunctional sliders, failed saves, and phantom ABX commits. The program becomes especially unstable after a session save. Are these issues known?Had I not kept notes on each sample, I probably would have quit due to the above frustrations.