Very interesting! Have you made this by hand or is there a tool that could do that?
I would never have thought, that the average bitrate variation for CVBR would be that large depending on iterations. Could that effect be mitigated by adding pre-silence to the test samples?
During the last listening tests the two first seconds of each encoding were discarded (by ABC/HR). Isn't it enough to avoid some technical issues?
Yes, but some test samples are only 5-6 seconds long. I wouldn't want to throw away precious 25 or more percent of that.
Yes, but some test samples are only 5-6 seconds long. I wouldn't want to throw away precious 25 or more percent of that.Chris
But 128 kbps is very far from high bitrate and I don't think many people would expect from such low bitrate a robust, artefact-free, music library.
... but won't give us any idea about how different they could be with music for daily usage ...