I think now that the looping issue seems to have disappeared.
... Divx but it doesn't produce 128 kbps neither. The real bitrate is 125-125.5 kbps. It's at least 2.7% less compared to other encoders. Is it ok for you or should we do not include Divx encoder into test?Suggestions are welcomed.
Known issues for DivX Plus HD AAC Encoder Beta 1:The CBR mode does not pad frames if the input audio complexity does not require using all of the available bitrate. ...
Alex BA big thank you. I'm totally agree with all your statements and your setting will be used if everybody agree.Only one thing. I've sent a PM to Benski (Winamp's developer) asking if bitrate shifting 132 for CT (MediaCoder) is ok. While real bitrate for 132 is actually 133. 133 is average for other 4 encoders.Chris, I will send you all samples as soon as we reach agreement about CT encoder.Sorry.
If you like to know how the current Fraunhofer encoder sounds, I'm sure there will come a time when you can listen to it through some software.Chris
Various 1 AC/DC - Highway to Hell2 Adiemus - Boogie Woogie Llanoogie3 Barry White - Sho' You Right4 Björk - Possibly Maybe (Lucy Mix)5 Davis Bowie - Starman6 Dido - Life For Rent7 Duran Duran - Astronaut8 ELO - Livin' Thing9 Erich Kunzel & The Cincinnati Pops - Theme from The Pink Panther10 Evanescence - Going Under11 Faithless - Mass Destruction12 Garbage - Bleed Like Me13 Jamiroquai - World That He Wants14 Kraftwerk - Tour de France Etape 115 Morrissey - Irish Blood, English Heart16 Paco De Lucia - Rumba Improvisada17 Santana - Oye Como Va18 Simply Red - You Make Me Believe19 Sting - Desert Rose20 The Beatles - Let It Be21 Tina Arena - Symphony of Life22 U2 - Vertigo23 Whitney Houston - Queen Of The Night24 Yello - Planet Dada25 Yo-Yo Ma - Libertango Classical 26 Aldo Ciccolini - Satie, Sports Et Divertissements, Le Flirt27 Alfred Brendel - Beethoven, Piano Sonata No 15, Op 28 Scherzo28 Baroque Festival Orchestra - Vivaldi, Sinfonia in C major, 3. Presto29 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Mozart, Requem in D moll K 626, Sanctus30 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Strauss, Also Sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zarathustra)31 Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra - Mahler, Symphony No 8, 2 Chailly, Ewiger Wonnebrand32 Christophe Rousset - Farinelli, Il Castrato (OST), J.A. Hasse, Generoso risuegliati33 Concentus Musicus Wien - Bach, Matthäus Passion BWV 244, Da ging hin der Zwölfen Einer34 Daniel Barenboim - Mozart, Piano Concerto No 3 in D major, K40-335 Gérard Lesne - Vivaldi, Sonate Op 2 No 3 pour violon & bc, III. Adagio36 Giuseppe Sinopoli - Elgar, Cello Concerto, Serenade for Strings, Enigma-Andante37 Itzhak Perlman - Paganini, 24 Caprises, No 1 In E38 Jascha Heifetz - Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen, Op 20 No 139 Jessye Norman - Angels we have heard on high (Trad.)40 Kirov Orchestra & Chorus - Khatchaturian, Gayaneh, Säbeltanz41 Leslie Howard - Liszt, Douze Grandes Études, S 137 No 1 in C42 London Sinfonietta - Saint-Saëns, Le carnaval des animaux, Hémiones43 London Symphony Orchestra - Ravel, Daphnis et Chloé, 10. Tres modere44 Marie-Claire Alain - Bach, Wo Soll Ich Fliehen Hin BWV 64645 Michael Nyman - The Piano OST, A Bed of Ferns46 Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal - Elgar, Enigma Variations No 147 Philharmonia Slavonica - Bach, BWV 1067 Rondeau48 The Cleveland Orcestra - Ravel Valses, nobles et sentimentales, 1. Modere49 The Philadelphia Orchestra - Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, Op 71a (Ballet Suite) No 250 Zbigniew Preisner - Trois Couleurs Bleu (OST), First flute
And I actually didn't think you had any knowledge about AAC and any such stuff when this thing started so I thought it was going to flop.
Public MP3 Listening Test @ 128 kbps------------------------------------Welcome and thank you very much for taking part in this listening test.Your results will be very valuable.Here are the instructions:1. Decompress the "ABC-HR_bin.zip" package to its own folder.2. Download one ore more sample packages (location of the packages is below).3. Place the sample package ("SampleXX.zip") in the same folder as ABC/HR and uncompress it. Make sure you keep the directory structure intact or the configuration files will not work. For an idea how the folders should look like (in case you downloaded all sample packages), check "folder-setup.png".4. WINDOWS USERS: Navigate to the "bin" directory and run "DecodeXX.bat" ("XX" being the number of the sample package you want to prepare for testing). If you would like to prepare all packages, run "DecodeAll.bat". Wait until the command prompt screen disappears. *NIX (Linux, OS X, BSD, Solaris, etc.) USERS: Linux users are asked to use Wine with "wine wcmd /c DecodeXX.bat" from the "bin" directory. OS X users are asked to handle decoding of samples themselves (sorry).5. You need the Sun Java Runtime Environment version 1.5 or newer to run ABC/HR. If you don't have Java, download it from here: [url=http://www.java.com]http://www.java.com[/url]. You need to use the ABC/HR for Java version provided in the "ABC-HR_bin.zip" package together with this readme. Older versions are not compatible with the configuration file format. WINDOWS USERS: Double-click "abchr.jar". *NIX USERS: Run "java -jar abchr.jar" from the shell. Once ABC/HR is open, click "Open ABC/HR Config..." and load the file "SampleXX.ecf" (again, "XX" being the number of the test you want to take - make sure you ran the batch file respective to that package before).6. Take the test. If you need information on how to properly do that, check ff123's page: [url=http://ff123.net/64test/practice.html]http://ff123.net/64test/practice.html[/url].7. After you finish the test, save the results, (7-)ZIP, RAR or ACE them together and mail the file to firstname.lastname@example.org. The test is scheduled to end on November 3rd, 2008. No results will be accepted after that date, unless the test is extended. Possible extensions will be announced at the test page (http://www.listening-tests.info). You don't need to test all samples to participate. Even one single result is already very helpful. Of course, the more you test, the better for the final results' significance. All results and comments I receive will be published. If you want to be associated with your results, please enter your (nick)name in the "Show name in results file" field in ABC/HR (check the checkbox next to it to enable the field). Otherwise, your results will be anonymous.---------------------------------------------These are the sample packages:http://.../~sebastian/Sample01.ziphttp://.../~sebastian/Sample02.ziphttp://.../~sebastian/Sample03.zip... etc- OR (alternate download links) -http://.../Sample01.zip http://.../Sample02.zip http://.../Sample03.zip ... etcThe average package size is 4 MB.Thank you very much!Best regards,Sebastian Mares