Sebastian, keep the good work.A listening test like this is so huge to prepare and execute, I even faint when thinking of it.Looking forward to see the results.
I wonder if LAME 3.98.2 will ever be threatened as the current recommended encoder!
Wow from the quick test just one encoder is really horrbile bad. ...
But there is one encoder there that is just so bad it really stands out on every sample, like you can notice it immediately even if you're not listening with any attention. That surprised me a bit.
Oh yeah I'm sure they'll be other artifacts, like I said I haven't had a full listen yet. But there is one encoder there that is just so bad it really stands out on every sample, like you can notice it immediately even if you're not listening with any attention. That surprised me a bit.
First, I would like to thank Sebastian and Alex for their work in this test. Greatly appreciated. This is the first time I do an ABC/HR test (though, I'm familiar with the ABX one).Right now, I've just tested the sample01 and saved my results.I just want to know if there's a way I can see them?In other words, is there a way I can read the content of the .erf file I've just created?Anyhow, I plan on testing the 14 samples and will mail them asap.
Once the test is over, Sebastian will publish the key file and you can process your result files, so keep them saved.
You can add your nickname to "Show name in results file". I'd recommend adding it [...]
While testing it happens rather often that I find differences subtle, and I'm not sure whether they really exist. So I'd like to try to ABX the difference for the encoder just under consideration.The ABX button is in the program's head part so it doesn't invite me to use it in the situation described.Can I use it? In case I can, how can I make sure that I ABX the encoder under consideration?
You can easily select the sample: ...
Just to be sure: 'sample' here refers not to the 14 listening test samples, but to the 6 mp3/original pairs under consideration with 1 listening test sample. Is this correct?
Quote from: halb27 on 23 October, 2008, 06:49:22 AMJust to be sure: 'sample' here refers not to the 14 listening test samples, but to the 6 mp3/original pairs under consideration with 1 listening test sample. Is this correct?Yes. You are testing only the samples that are included in the opened test configuration file. ... In case you can't ABX a particular encoder you shoud not move the sliders from 5.0.
So I downgraded the Java version and after 4 tests I noticed I forgot to fill in my name. But I have saved the sessions. So my question is if it's OK to just open/load the saved ABC/HR Session, put in my name and save the results again (and overwrite the former result file)?
Yay, first results for all samples received today. One encoder is quite surprising so far.
Patience, young padawan...
The problem: Clicking play on any sample doesn't produce any sound.
I also downloaded a sample package "Sample07.zip [...] This sample package happened to be the eig sample.