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That's the reason some people encode whole collections at very high data rates. I wonder if this is necessary.
QuoteThat's the reason some people encode whole collections at very high data rates. I wonder if this is necessary. It's not "necessary" for me to use a lower bitrate... I've got plenty of disk space*, so I just use V0. I don't worry about using the "ideal" bitrate, and I've never bothered with ABX testing.
I could ABX two killer samples at -V 2 (castanets, kraftwerk)...
... Either the codec fails at any bitrate or it is transparent for anything above a certain setting.In my experience the sweet spot are the ~192kbit/s average AAC settings (Q127 and q .5-55) and probably V2 for MP3 (haven't tested the latter myself). ...
If you're looking for a more scientific answer you're probably better off conducting a public listening test than a poll - in which say the participants attempted to ABX V0, V2, V4, V6 vs an original across a range of "normal" music styles.
There are real life samples which make a subtle though audible difference.
I think the poll feature may be broken. I haven't voted but the information at the bottom of the poll says that I have. All I did was click on the "view poll results" button.
... There are real life samples which make a subtle though audible difference. ...Which would that be for LAME?