On which samples is --alt-preset insane not transparent?
badvilbelhttp://www.audio-illumination.org/forums/i...=ST&f=16&t=1059I (unlike most other people) don't hear a problem - I didn't listen too much because I find the sound painful
The problem is audible in headphones in a silent environment.
Interesting to note : I find Fhg codec bundled with CoolEdit [span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'](VBR qual 100 HQ lowpass 20Khz) [/span]MUCH better than --alt-preset standard (3.90.2) for the same bitrate.
P.S. Dibrom - does this answer:http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....=ST&f=16&t=3594still stand? No improvements on the horizon?
aps -Z bitrate is significantly lower than ape on these samples, and yet the blip in erhu is still obvious with ape. This suggests that, for this sample/problem, ape doesn't deliver the "safety margin" it promisses, and is actually wasting bits without solving the problem. --alt-preset extreme -Z solves the problem, and I think it fixes Fugue too (compared to aps -Z). It doesn't fix awe32_20sec, but it improves it (compared to aps -Z).