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  • CPKTV
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Recommended AC-3 encoder
What quality AC-3 encoder do you recommend?
  • Last Edit: 05 February, 2009, 10:42:42 PM by CPKTV

  • wisodev
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What AC-3 encoder do you recommend for pro use?


Try http://code.google.com/p/wavtoac3encoder/, it's not commercial one but it's free and very fast.

  • lexor
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Recommended one for quality, would have to be the latest reference encoder from DD that is included in latest SoundForge (and probably others, but I only use that one).

None of that is free though, and you can't have the encoder by itself. If you looking for free, stand alone, and fairly fast, wisodev got you covered.
  • Last Edit: 02 February, 2009, 11:39:34 AM by lexor
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  • CPKTV
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what about SurCode AC-3 encoder?

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WavPack 4.80.0 -b384hx6cmv / qaac 2.59 -V 100

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  • Juan C.
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In my opinion, the best AC-3 encoder is the one that comes bundled with Sonic Scenarist (AC-3 Encoder). Another one is Sonic Foundry's Softencode. There could be also more but I've use these ones.

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In my opinion, the best AC-3 encoder is the one that comes bundled with Sonic Scenarist (AC-3 Encoder). Another one is Sonic Foundry's Softencode. There could be also more but I've use these ones.


could you rate the Sonic AC-3 encoder?
from 0 to 10.

  • Fr4nz
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Aften AC3 encoder is freeware and it has an extremely good quality (probably comparable to commercial ones, as stated in many forums):

http://aften.sourceforge.net/
  • Last Edit: 08 February, 2009, 10:19:21 AM by Fr4nz

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What AC-3 encoder do you recommend for pro use?


Try http://code.google.com/p/wavtoac3encoder/, it's not commercial one but it's free and very fast.



Aften AC3 encoder is freeware and it has an extremely good quality (probably comparable to commercial ones, as stated in many forums):

http://aften.sourceforge.net/

Please note that WAV to AC3 Encoder uses latest Aften library to create AC3 files.

Recommended AC-3 encoder
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what about SurCode AC-3 encoder?

I would think this would be the best since Surcode's DTS and MLP encoders are...

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Since they are... what?

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Since they are... what?

The OP was asking the best encoder...

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Personally, if money was not an issue and all I wanted was a good AC-3 encoder, I would probably go for Dolby Media Encoder SE for MSRP:$595.  It also encodes E-AC-3 and TrueHD, which is a plus.

However, since money is an issue, I use Aften.  But I suppose I am somewhat biased since I'm the creator and lead developer.

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If you're encoding for DVD-video you've gotta go with AC3.
But whatever your needs, you'll probably find it at least interesting to read over this thread that I started about AC3 encoding quality:
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=78815
God kills a kitten every time you encode with CBR 320

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What AC-3 encoder do you recommend for pro use?


Try http://code.google.com/p/wavtoac3encoder/, it's not commercial one but it's free and very fast.


Sometimes replying to an old thread is not totally useless.
As of today, wav to ac3 encoding via besweet still produces a much lower volume ac3 file, while wavtoac3encoder works well.
Thanks
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