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  • drumliner
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very problematic lame mp3 sample
I don't know if there's still any interest in new problematic mp3 samples, but since I just found a very obvious one during a personal test of mine, I decided to post it in case someone finds it useful...

Lame 3.98.2 -V1 vs Nero AAC q0.5 (in a quick test I wasn't able to abx the aac file against the attached flac). The problem is on the loud noisy click with a fast attack 2 seconds into the sample. I guess we have smearing and preecho going on here - in any case it sounds plainly different than the original.
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foo_abx 1.3.4 report
foobar2000 v0.9.6.7
2009/05/31 06:17:03

File A: X:\Welcome to Drexciya.mp4
File B: X:\Welcome to Drexciya V1.mp3

06:17:03 : Test started.
06:17:23 : 01/01  50.0%
06:17:30 : 02/02  25.0%
06:17:35 : 03/03  12.5%
06:17:41 : 04/04  6.3%
06:17:46 : 05/05  3.1%
06:17:53 : 06/06  1.6%
06:17:59 : 07/07  0.8%
06:18:05 : 08/08  0.4%
06:18:11 : 09/09  0.2%
06:18:15 : 10/10  0.1%
06:18:20 : 11/11  0.0%
06:18:25 : 12/12  0.0%
06:18:31 : 13/13  0.0%
06:18:37 : 14/14  0.0%
06:18:44 : 15/15  0.0%
06:18:49 : 16/16  0.0%
06:18:50 : Test finished.

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Total: 16/16 (0.0%)



Lame 3.98.2 -b 320 vs Nero AAC q0.5. Slightly better than the -V1 encoding but still extremely easy to abx as you can see from the timing of the test.
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foo_abx 1.3.4 report
foobar2000 v0.9.6.7
2009/05/31 06:22:17

File A: X:\Welcome to Drexciya 320.mp3
File B: X:\Welcome to Drexciya.mp4

06:23:10 : Test started.
06:23:27 : 01/01  50.0%
06:23:32 : 02/02  25.0%
06:23:35 : 03/03  12.5%
06:23:39 : 04/04  6.3%
06:23:41 : 05/05  3.1%
06:23:45 : 06/06  1.6%
06:23:47 : 07/07  0.8%
06:23:50 : 08/08  0.4%
06:23:53 : 09/09  0.2%
06:23:56 : 10/10  0.1%
06:23:58 : 11/11  0.0%
06:24:00 : 12/12  0.0%
06:24:04 : 13/13  0.0%
06:24:06 : 14/14  0.0%
06:24:08 : 15/15  0.0%
06:24:12 : 16/16  0.0%
06:24:13 : Test finished.

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Total: 16/16 (0.0%)

  • /mnt
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very problematic lame mp3 sample
Reply #1
It's a major precho problem on this sample, it shares the same problem with a sample i found and the eig sample.

ABX logs:

LAME 3.98.2 V2

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foo_abx 1.3.4 report
foobar2000 v0.9.6.7
2009/06/01 21:07:46

File A: C:\Downloads\WelcomeToDrexciya.flac
File B: C:\Temp\WelcomeToDrexciya v2.mp3

21:07:46 : Test started.
21:07:55 : 01/01  50.0%
21:07:58 : 02/02  25.0%
21:08:01 : 03/03  12.5%
21:08:03 : 04/04  6.3%
21:08:06 : 05/05  3.1%
21:08:11 : 06/06  1.6%
21:08:16 : 07/07  0.8%
21:08:19 : 08/08  0.4%
21:08:26 : 09/09  0.2%
21:08:32 : 10/10  0.1%
21:08:33 : Test finished.

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Total: 10/10 (0.1%)

A clicking precho artifact at around 0:02.

LAME 3.98.2 V0

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foo_abx 1.3.4 report
foobar2000 v0.9.6.7
2009/06/01 21:08:45

File A: C:\Downloads\WelcomeToDrexciya.flac
File B: C:\Temp\WelcomeToDrexciya V0.mp3

21:08:45 : Test started.
21:08:55 : 01/01  50.0%
21:09:03 : 02/02  25.0%
21:09:09 : 03/03  12.5%
21:09:13 : 04/04  6.3%
21:09:17 : 05/05  3.1%
21:09:22 : 06/06  1.6%
21:09:26 : 07/07  0.8%
21:09:30 : 08/08  0.4%
21:09:34 : 09/09  0.2%
21:09:38 : 10/10  0.1%
21:09:42 : 11/11  0.0%
21:09:47 : 12/12  0.0%
21:09:52 : 13/13  0.0%
21:09:56 : 14/14  0.0%
21:10:00 : 15/15  0.0%
21:10:04 : 16/16  0.0%
21:10:06 : Test finished.

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Total: 16/16 (0.0%)

Sounds worse then the  V2 encode  .

LAME 3.98.2 320 CBR

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foo_abx 1.3.4 report
foobar2000 v0.9.6.7
2009/06/01 21:10:29

File A: C:\Downloads\WelcomeToDrexciya.flac
File B: C:\Temp\WelcomeToDrexciya -b 320.mp3

21:10:29 : Test started.
21:10:38 : 01/01  50.0%
21:10:42 : 02/02  25.0%
21:10:46 : 03/03  12.5%
21:10:49 : 04/04  6.3%
21:10:52 : 05/05  3.1%
21:10:56 : 06/06  1.6%
21:11:01 : 07/07  0.8%
21:11:05 : 08/08  0.4%
21:11:08 : 09/09  0.2%
21:11:17 : 10/10  0.1%
21:11:21 : 11/11  0.0%
21:11:25 : 12/12  0.0%
21:11:26 : Test finished.

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Total: 12/12 (0.0%)

If it sounds really bad at V2, its gonna be ABXable at 320 most of the time . IMO its not gonna be transparent with other Mp3 encoders though.

Nero AAC 1.3.3.0 -q 0.55

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foo_abx 1.3.4 report
foobar2000 v0.9.6.7
2009/06/01 21:11:49

File A: C:\Downloads\WelcomeToDrexciya.flac
File B: C:\Temp\WelcomeToDrexciya.m4a

21:11:49 : Test started.
21:11:58 : 01/01  50.0%
21:12:03 : 02/02  25.0%
21:12:16 : 03/03  12.5%
21:12:20 : 04/04  6.3%
21:12:25 : 05/05  3.1%
21:12:30 : 06/06  1.6%
21:12:34 : 07/07  0.8%
21:12:51 : 07/08  3.5%
21:12:57 : 08/09  2.0%
21:13:02 : 09/10  1.1%
21:13:14 : 10/11  0.6%
21:13:23 : 10/12  1.9%
21:13:27 : 11/13  1.1%
21:13:32 : 12/14  0.6%
21:13:37 : 13/15  0.4%
21:13:40 : 14/16  0.2%
21:13:47 : 14/17  0.6%
21:13:50 : 14/18  1.5%
21:13:53 : 15/19  1.0%
21:13:57 : 16/20  0.6%
21:14:11 : 17/21  0.4%
21:14:18 : 18/22  0.2%
21:14:26 : 18/23  0.5%
21:14:29 : 18/24  1.1%
21:14:32 : Test finished.

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Total: 18/24 (1.1%)

Hard to ABX at -q 0.55, but just almost transparent. A big improvement from V2 and 320 CBR though and at a smaller size.
  • Last Edit: 01 June, 2009, 04:36:12 PM by /mnt
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  • krabapple
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very problematic lame mp3 sample
Reply #2
took me awhile but I got the hang of it, focusing on the leading edge of that first click, and then it was not too hard at the setting I used (192 VBR)
Which makes sense if you guys are ABXing it at 320!



Codec Profile : MP3 VBR V2
Encoding : lossy
Tool : LAME3.98b


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foo_abx 1.3.3 report
foobar2000 v0.9.6.1
2009/06/01 19:46:40

File A: C:\Documents and Settings\Steven\Desktop\WelcomeToDrexciya.flac
File B: C:\Documents and Settings\Steven\Desktop\_ - WelcomeToDrexciya.mp3

19:46:40 : Test started.
19:48:37 : 01/01  50.0%
19:48:51 : 01/02  75.0%
19:49:02 : 02/03  50.0%
19:49:22 : 02/04  68.8%
19:49:29 : 03/05  50.0%
19:49:34 : 04/06  34.4%
19:49:41 : 05/07  22.7%
19:49:57 : 05/08  36.3%
19:50:00 : 06/09  25.4%
19:50:06 : 06/10  37.7%
19:50:12 : 07/11  27.4%
19:50:15 : 08/12  19.4%
19:50:25 : 09/13  13.3%
19:50:28 : 10/14  9.0%
19:50:36 : 11/15  5.9%
19:50:45 : 12/16  3.8%
19:50:57 : 13/17  2.5%
19:51:00 : 14/18  1.5%
19:51:14 : 15/19  1.0%
19:51:24 : 16/20  0.6%
19:51:28 : 17/21  0.4%
19:51:43 : 18/22  0.2%
19:51:52 : 18/23  0.5%
19:51:58 : 19/24  0.3%
19:52:01 : 20/25  0.2%
19:52:04 : 21/26  0.1%
19:52:09 : 22/27  0.1%
19:52:27 : 23/28  0.0%
19:52:33 : 24/29  0.0%
19:52:40 : 25/30  0.0%
19:52:51 : 26/31  0.0%
19:52:59 : 27/32  0.0%
19:53:03 : 28/33  0.0%
19:53:06 : 29/34  0.0%
19:53:10 : 30/35  0.0%
19:53:14 : Test finished.

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Total: 30/35 (0.0%)
  • Last Edit: 01 June, 2009, 07:55:47 PM by krabapple