hello,my recent rips have been done with Max : WavPack lossy at 512kbps.then, I transcode them into ogg vorbis Q3 for portable and/or AAC in itunes.What I like is fast encoding and fast transcoding while having a good size/quality ratio for both archive and portable use.Do I need to pay attention to noise, even with those overkilling 512kb bitrates ?I don't want lossless because it's too big and I'm not keen on blind tests.thank you.Z
I don't use dynamic noise shaping neither joint stereo nor -x,-h. Everything is set to auto with cdex (pc at job) and Max (mac at home).
Quote from: zorba on 11 March, 2009, 05:54:12 AMI don't use dynamic noise shaping neither joint stereo nor -x,-h. Everything is set to auto with cdex (pc at job) and Max (mac at home).Unless you specifically override it with the -s or -j options, you get dynamic noise shaping and joint stereo by default in lossy/hybrid mode in recent WavPack releases (at the CD sampling rate, anyway).At a bitrate of 512 kbps, I am confident that audible degradation (even for transcoding) will never be an issue. I use 384 kbps for the same purpose, and your bitrate will give over 8 dB less noise than that. Being able to specify something like -x4 would be better in some obscure cases, but the advantage of fast encoding goes away then.
Those WVC files are in the same folder that WV files, then I don't know if MAX can do the job when PLAY seems not to be able to play correction files.