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  • Larson
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Nero AAC Codec Version 1.5.1.0 released
Reply #150
Is Nero AAC development still active? It's almost a year now that the last version was released, any news of further updates?

  • IgorC
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Nero AAC Codec Version 1.5.1.0 released
Reply #151
Versions 1.5.1 and 1.3.3 haven't quality improvements. Only fixes for bugs and some regressions.
Version 1.1.34 has only some retuning and no quality improvements in LC-AAC encoder. And at least one regression was introduced in this version.
Some quality improvements were made in 1.0.7.0.  It's more than 3 years ago.

  • matt_t
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Nero AAC Codec Version 1.5.1.0 released
Reply #152
Versions 1.5.1 and 1.3.3 haven't quality improvements. Only fixes for bugs and some regressions.
Version 1.1.34 has only some retuning and no quality improvements in LC-AAC encoder. And at least one regression was introduced in this version.
Some quality improvements were made in 1.0.7.0.  It's more than 3 years ago.


This is wrong. For example see this thread http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=67592 and the last post. Does this not count as a quality improvement? I'm sure there have been others too.

  • IgorC
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Nero AAC Codec Version 1.5.1.0 released
Reply #153
1. Do you make conclusion looking at the result of one sample? Encoder can do better on one sample but worse on others. That's actually happens with 1.5.4. Overall there is no quality improvement. Read the entire topic.

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I haven't done a proper ABX test, but it's immediately clear (to me at least) that the new 1.5.1.0 encoder is MUCH better on this sample.

So you have made a conclusion basing on a single result without blind test.

  • matt_t
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Nero AAC Codec Version 1.5.1.0 released
Reply #154
1. Do you make conclusion looking at the result of one sample? Encoder can do better on one sample but worse on others. That's actually happens with 1.5.4. Overall there is no quality improvement. Read the entire topic.

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I haven't done a proper ABX test, but it's immediately clear (to me at least) that the new 1.5.1.0 encoder is MUCH better on this sample.

So you have made a conclusion basing on a single result without blind test.


There is no point doing a blind test I know I will fail completely having got 16/16 with the previous version. I know what artifact I heard with the old version, and it has gone with the new one.

Your previous post was, IMHO, a little dismissive of the Nero developers.
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  • muaddib
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Nero AAC Codec Version 1.5.1.0 released
Reply #155
On some samples it got better, on some samples it got worse. Due to the big investigation that was invested in it, I believe that in average (among samples and listeners) it got just a bit better, but at the end it depends on what music you like to listen and if the changes are good for your ears or not.

  • .alexander.
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Nero AAC Codec Version 1.5.1.0 released
Reply #156
On some samples it got better, on some samples it got worse. Due to the big investigation that was invested in it, I believe that in average (among samples and listeners) it got just a bit better, but at the end it depends on what music you like to listen and if the changes are good for your ears or not.


Regarding SBR encoding, what if you first encode the core stream, than turn quantized signal back to time domain and feed analysis QMF filterbank (its LF part) with the same signal it operates in decoder. Do you think this can have any positive effect?

Nero AAC Codec Version 1.5.1.0 released
Reply #157
There is no point doing a blind test I know I will fail completely having got 16/16 with the previous version. I know what artifact I heard with the old version, and it has gone with the new one.


Umm...  A 16/16 would mean that you were able to effectively pick out which track was which during a blind ABX test.  In other words, that is an ABX test that you "passed."  Failing a test would be obtaining a much lower score and a higher probability that you were guessing.  The whole "I know what I know" argument really has no place unless it can be backed up.  What you think you remember hearing is not always accurate hence why downloading an older version of the Nero AAC encoder and testing it would be wise.  Conducting a quick listen comparing to what you think you remember and relying on a two year old thread (which discussed a spoken word sample) is not enough to backup any claims.  IgorC's post was also not dismissive of the Nero AAC developers.  They were simply pointing out changes that have been applied to the encoder affecting output quality.  Encoder updates do not always improve quality and many focus on stability issues.  Igor's post would have been dismisive had they said "Nero AAC hasn't been updated in 3 years for LC-AAC encoding because the Nero devs are lazy bums who can't code to save their lives."  Simply pointing out changes of a specific encoder over a period of time is not indicative of developer performance and they did not make an opinionated comment regarding that.

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Nero AAC Codec Version 1.5.1.0 released
Reply #158
hey guys. any updates when there will be a new nero aac codec? thanks