What decoder and/or application have You used for TAK? Last time TAK native app decodes as fast as FLAC.
what kind of pc hardware did you use? did you use special compiles for that hardware?
Thank you but could you translate the results for newbees ?
but only one reply? I hope that PDF wasn't too overwhelming.
It's a pity you didn't include CUETools Flake/FlacCL encoders, FLAC format is capable of so much more, and the limitations of libFLAC hide that.
Is sourceforge slowly dying? This is not the first time lately I can't access SF resource.
and bitmap instead vector graphs, makes some graphs hardly readable.
To me the charts are very confused (poor color readability, squares too small).
Can you briefly explain what changed in the outcome compared to your own 2009 and Synthetic Soul's 2008 test?
So, in short, nothing really new or stunning, but I think it's just a fair comparison encompassing a wide range of musical genre's. The only conclusion that I draw from this which wasn't drawn before AFAIK, is that there's no codec that behaves particularly good or bad at certain kinds of music: choral music gives you about the same pattern as heavy metal, only the average compression achieved is different. If you want to see that for yourself, see the raw data, which includes graphs for all CDs I tested.
I suspect a lot of that is less to [..]
If I may comment on latex article: it has unnecessary huge margins if intended for screen reading, which coupled with many formats tested and bitmap instead vector graphs, makes some graphs hardly readable. I wish more tables then graphs
To me the charts are very confused (poor color readability, squares too small). Thanks
I've got a bit of a noob question. I just RockBox'd a Sansa Clip+
flac_5.flac 2936.56% realtime Decode time - 5.99s 8.17MHzflac_8.flac 2748.43% realtime Decode time - 6.40s 8.73MHz
If I look at those graphs I see no point in using anything higher than FLAC -5. The extra compression you get is minimal and en-/decoding takes longer. Quite extreme case of diminishing returns I'd say.