This is the 1st listening test that I am trying to do and I found it hard !! I am impressed !! It is extremely difficult to hear differences.
Haven't you saved the individual Sessions?
Is it possible to add the nickname to the files after-the-fact?
Is it necessary or meaningful to use the ABX features?
I noticed that faac doesn't support gapless decoding and adds up to 1600 samples to the beginning of WAV files. IMHO this should be avoided in future listening tests.
ABC/HR for JAVA has the Calculate Offsets feature. It should be able to handle the encoder and decoder delays (assuming the feature was used when the encrypted test configuration files were created).
The low anchor is ffmpeg's AAC encoder which is not FAAC.
Just a note guys, Quicktime has been updated on Windows as well, 7.7 like on Lion; I don't know if it contains changes to AAC encoding, but for those who are testing for the listening test it may be interesting.
I'd like to know where I would send the results of the listening test.
7. After you finish the test, save the results, (7-)ZIP, RAR or ACE them together and mail the file to email@example.com
Half of the Samples are sythesizer/MIDI-generated or othewise highly distorted music, where i almost never can tell a difference between reference and coded.
Is it useful to submit my results, if they are most of the times 5,0 to 5,0?