You can use Quicktime AAC in foobar2000 too.
Quote from: lvqcl on 07 February, 2011, 10:31:34 AMYou can use Quicktime AAC in foobar2000 too. You're saying there's a commandline encoder for QuickTime I can just download?
for me, @ >128 kbps QT gives much better results than Nero
(Sorry for my extremely bad English)In my opinion Quick Time and nero has about the same quality, but QT has a little more flexible VBR mode, so in some cases it can give a little higher quality. But at the same time QT has such problems like limiting of signals with high level (close to 0dbFS) which results in dynamic range compression.Also QT has a problems with bad-quality resampling at low bitrates.Considering all these factors I would recomend you to use Nero
Quote from: list on 07 February, 2011, 08:20:52 PMfor me, @ >128 kbps QT gives much better results than NeroSamples and logged ABX results, please!Perhaps the Nero developers may find it useful, no?
Alright so you think if I encode to 190 AAC I should use NeroAACEnc or QuickTime?
I also find Quicktime to be a lot better than Nero around 128kbps. It's easy to hear when you compare so that's why I haven't done an ABX.
ABX tests are needed, it doesn't matter how "easy" you think it is to hear as you could very well be suffering from the placebo affect. Proper testing is required before anyone makes subjective audio claims, period.
... so that Apple's is not "much better" and comparing the two won't be so "easy to hear."
expecting to hear differences lead you to hear them where they don't exist.
and i said: woow there is a difference. Easy to hear at 128kbps.
Quote from: list on 09 February, 2011, 08:29:00 AMand i said: woow there is a difference. Easy to hear at 128kbps.I can assure you that any difference you think you heard was not there as you don't have my equipment. Only proper audio quality judging can be used on my system with my Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable ($1,000), pair of AudioQuest K2 terminated speaker cables ($17,000), properly broken in tube amp ($23,000), 48" quad speakers with 45 lb magnetic drivers ($46,700), and Ailenware desktop with external sound card ($7,600) running the Microsoft Zune PC software. I say: Wow, there is a huge difference in listening to audio with what you have and my system is a million bagillion times better than yours. It is so easy to hear that blind testing isn't required.See why proper testing is needed before any audio quality claims are made? It doesn't matter if the difference is "easy to hear." You need proper testing to backup your claims, period. Don't like it? Well, those are the rules here which you and everyone else agreed upon. There is a reason why that is part of the rules and it is enforced here.