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AAC - Tech / Re: Absolute best AAC quality with qaac
Last post by Deathcrow -
You are wasting your time. At these bitrates any differences will be inaudible... particular when listening in a car. Just pick the highest VBR setting if that makes you happy and focus on things that actually matter, like listening.
AAC - Tech / Re: Absolute best AAC quality with qaac
Last post by Anakunda -
I bet that you won't recognize any difference between CBR 512 and VBR Q127 unless you have a high end setup in the car, and you highly probably won't even notice a difference between VBR @Q100. That's just a placebo feeling.
I would suggest to use anything above ~192kbps and you will be safe.
AAC - Tech / Absolute best AAC quality with qaac
Last post by SigHunter -
I'm sure I'm not the first one asking this, but I could not find a definitve answer.

My car stereo only plays mp3 and aac. So flac in the car is sadly not an option.
But I want to get as close to that as possible. Size is not an issue.
I do not care about "audible difference" or something.
Even if you can't hear a difference there technically is more potential in higher bitrates or different algorithms.

I use foobar2000 to transcode my flacs to aac, so forgive me if I don't know the exact corresponding command line parameters.

I have the following options:
- VBR Q 127 : 320 kbps
- Constrained VBR 512 kbps
- ABR 512 kbps
- CBR 512 kbps

Should I just go with CBR 512? Is CBR 512 the absolute maximum AAC can do? Like 320 CBR mp3?
Or is it possible to get even closer to "lossless" with VBR, CVBR or ABR?

I am looking forward to being enlightened. Thanks
Support - (fb2k) / Re: Foobar from Windows Store Bluetooth voice commands work, normal installation not
Last post by Case -
The lack of replies means people can't help you.

Everything your Google product does it does on its own.

The developer doesn't have Google Home and no tester has such devices either. I made a quick google search about the product the day you posted first and it looks like one is supposed to program some cloud products for it and try to make money that way. I didn't see any means to use it on desktop world in C++ programs, but such information could of course be hidden or I just suck at googling.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Waveform Minibar (mod)
Last post by Case -
I saw it but I had nothing to comment.

Empty UI elements suck but these components are waveform seekbars, not spectrogram visualizers. If I used streaming audio more than to quickly test something, I'd probably be more willing to hack together something.
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