I'm actually more interested on multiformat.
Candidates:1. Nero2. At least one Apple encoder (CVBR or TVBR) or two of them (?)3. Fraunhofer4. Winamp's Coding Technologies and Divx (Pre-Test)
As I understand it, transparency for the latest batch of codecs is believed to be somewhere between 128 kbit and 64 kbit, thus the proposed testing at 96 kbit.As we try to resolve this further, we should also try to deal with the fact that outside scientific and developer circles, transparency at 128 kbit is not well appreciated. Is there some testing we can do that will bring a greater appreciation?Many people base their disdain for lossy coding on the performance of early encoders. Can we, to show how far the art has progressed, compare some crusty but widely-used encoder at high bit rate to newer ones at lower bit rates?
I will strongly suggest to perform first LC-AAC test and only then go for Multiformat.Because later it can turn into a lot of discussion of not right choice of AAC encoder for Multiformat test.
How cool would it be seeing a ~96kbps sample outperforming an "old" 128kbps sample!
Let's decide if test will be multiformat or AAC. Deadline was set until 1st of JulyRight now Kennedyb4, Kohlrabi(?), /mnt are interested in AAC test. Kwanbis and Zarggg - multiformat Who else?
Can we include more then one encoder per format into the test? Otherwise we must first of all determine the best encoder @96kbps for mp3 and AAC. I see no other ways.
And how about WMA (or even WMA 10 Pro)
I'm also only interested in a multiformat test.
I am for an AAC test.
I do not like WMA at all, but i find it more interesting to test it than lets say CELT. I would doMP3 LAMEAAC iTunesVorbis AoTuvWMA
AAC test would be great.
If so, I'm for an AAC test too.
But what dou you think about competition between:Nero AAC, QT AAC, LAME MP3, FhG MP3?Thus we can find out the winner for mp3 and aac using the results of only one test. Or someone insist on iclusion other encoders to the AAC test?
So what encoder we should choose for our test - LAME or FhG?And I'm still don't see the final solution about the list of formats (for future multiformat test) - will it be aac/celt/mp3/vorbis or aac/celt/vorbis/wma or some else combination?
I guess it's WMA PRO 10. Right?
How can a multi format test be considered complete without testing MP3 alongside the others?
For the multi-format test I would prefer constrained VBR or CBR at 96Kb/s for streaming purposes.
Also if members have voted for Apple encoder I submit them to iTunes (CVBR) because until now TVBR produces very low bitrate for the test (~92 kbps).
Quote from: muaddib on 25 June, 2011, 03:20:51 AMI am for an AAC test.What about Nero encoder? 1.5.4 is ok, right?