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MP3 / Re: best mp3 encoder with something better than a command line interface?
Last post by BrilliantBob -
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ABX Results:
E:\abchr-java-0.5b\abchr-java\MyEnc.mp3 vs E:\abchr-java-0.5b\abchr-java\DefaultEnc.mp3

Do I understand correctly that you did the test wrong for the third time?
Both samples have same bitrate

DefaultEnc.mp3    = mp3, 320 kbps, 44100 Hz, 2 channels, encoded with LAME default settings:
                      lame --preset insane --verbose original.wav DefaultEnc.mp3
                                using ATH type 4 with default psy tuning settings

MyEnc.mp3   = mp3, 320 kbps, 44100 Hz, 2 channels, encoded with extended LAME settings:
                      lame.exe -ms --ns-bass -8 --ns-alto -8 --ns-treble -8 --ns-sfb21 -16 --interch 0.0002 --verbose -V0 -b256 -B320 -F --lowpass -1 --highpass 0.001 original.wav MyEnc.mp3
                                using ATH type 5 with minimal/(or none?) psy tuning settings

What's wrong?
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MP3 / Re: best mp3 encoder with something better than a command line interface?
Last post by BrilliantBob -
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,116217.msg963803.html#msg963803
lame --preset insane --verbose original.wav DefaultEnc.mp3
vs
lame.exe -ms --ns-bass -8 --ns-alto -8 --ns-treble -8 --ns-sfb21 -16 --interch 0.0002 --verbose -V0 -b256 -B320 -F --lowpass -1 --highpass 0.001 original.wav MyEnc.mp3
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C:\>lame --preset insane --verbose original.wav DefaultEnc.mp3
LAME 3.100 64bits (http://lame.sf.net)
Using polyphase lowpass filter, transition band: 20094 Hz - 20627 Hz
Encoding original.wav to DefaultEnc.mp3
Encoding as 44.1 kHz j-stereo MPEG-1 Layer III (4.4x) 320 kbps qval=3

misc:

        scaling: 1
        ch0 (left) scaling: 1
        ch1 (right) scaling: 1
        huffman search: best (outside loop)
        experimental Y=0
        ...

stream format:

        MPEG-1 Layer 3
        2 channel - joint stereo
        padding: off
        constant bitrate - CBR
        using LAME Tag
        ...

psychoacoustic:

        using short blocks: channel coupled
        subblock gain: 1
        adjust masking: -10 dB
        adjust masking short: -11 dB
        quantization comparison: 9
         ^ comparison short blocks: 9
        noise shaping: 1
         ^ amplification: 1
         ^ stopping: 1
        ATH: using
         ^ type: 4
         ^ shape: 0 (only for type 4)
         ^ level adjustement: -12 dB
         ^ adjust type: 3
         ^ adjust sensitivity power: 1.000000
        experimental psy tunings by Naoki Shibata
           adjust masking bass=-0.5 dB, alto=-0.25 dB, treble=-0.025 dB, sfb21=0.5 dB
        using temporal masking effect: yes
        interchannel masking ratio: 0
        ...

    Frame          |  CPU time/estim | REAL time/estim | play/CPU |    ETA
  1169/1169  (100%)|    0:03/    0:03|    0:03/    0:03|   9.1483x|    0:00
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   kbps        LR    MS  %     long switch short %
  320.0       88.0  12.0        95.9   2.1   1.9
Writing LAME Tag...done
ReplayGain: -8.5dB

...

C:\>lame.exe -ms --ns-bass -8 --ns-alto -8 --ns-treble -8 --ns-sfb21 -16 --interch 0.0002 --
verbose -V0 -b256 -B320 -F --lowpass -1 --highpass 0.001 original.wav MyEnc.mp3
Warning: highpass filter disabled.  highpass frequency too small
LAME 3.100 64bits (http://lame.sf.net)
polyphase lowpass filter disabled
Encoding original.wav to MyEnc.mp3
Encoding as 44.1 kHz stereo MPEG-1 Layer III VBR(q=0)

misc:

        scaling: 1
        ch0 (left) scaling: 1
        ch1 (right) scaling: 1
        huffman search: best (outside loop)
        experimental Y=0
        ...

stream format:

        MPEG-1 Layer 3
        2 channel - stereo
        padding: all
        variable bitrate - VBR mtrh (default)
        using LAME Tag
        ...

psychoacoustic:

        using short blocks: channel coupled
        subblock gain: 1
        adjust masking: -6.8 dB
        adjust masking short: -6.8 dB
        quantization comparison: 9
         ^ comparison short blocks: 9
        noise shaping: 1
         ^ amplification: 2
         ^ stopping: 1
        ATH: using
         ^ type: 5
         ^ shape: 1 (only for type 4)
         ^ level adjustement: -7.1 dB
         ^ adjust type: 3
         ^ adjust sensitivity power: 1.000000
        experimental psy tunings by Naoki Shibata
           adjust masking bass=-8.5 dB, alto=-8.25 dB, treble=-8.025 dB, sfb21=-15.5 dB
        using temporal masking effect: no
        interchannel masking ratio: 0.0002
        ...

    Frame          |  CPU time/estim | REAL time/estim | play/CPU |    ETA
  1169/1169  (100%)|    0:04/    0:04|    0:04/    0:04|   7.4718x|    0:00
256 [   0]
320 [1169] %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   kbps        LR  %     long switch short %
  320.0      100.0        95.5   2.3   2.2
Writing LAME Tag...done
ReplayGain: -8.5dB

C:\>
I put all the result files in archive. I can't process all results files with this abc/hr java thing. The ABX results: 18/18 positive.

You can process files again by restoring the archived ABC/HR session, config and results. There is my ABX test result.

My conclusion is my settings are better than the default settings, even at 320 kbps encodings. MyEnc.mp3 sounds like original.wav(flac) and sounds different than DefaultEnc.mp3. In this particular case, the HF distortions of the MyEnc.mp3 and original.wav(flac) sound identical, but the HF distortions of DefaultEnc.mp3 are different.

The differences are not very significant or annoying, I think a normal ear with a normal audio system can't hear the differences.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Run Service - 'Open File Location'
Last post by sveakul -
The following service path created in Run Services will open the selected file's folder in Explorer with that file highlighted:

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explorer /select, "%path%"
Name it "Open File Location" or whatever you choose.  Note that the built-in service "Open Directory" will do that too, but will not select the file just open the folder.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Reading codec info in some video files
Last post by wcs13 -
OK, I think I can do this.
I have managed to create 2 huge playlists sorted identically : real video files (3505 items), and !.tags files (3505 items).
I have sorted them identically, then I have checked them both thoroughly. They seem identically sorted, so I am ready to work with them.

There's just this part that of your post that I don't understand : "use foo_texttools to copy text with command"
In foo_texttools dropdown menu I have "Copy Title" / "Copy Artist Name" / "Copy File Name" / "Copy File Size" / "Customize" and "Advanced".
So what should I do ? Thanks.
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