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At what vbr setting does WMA reach transparency?

WMA command line encoder has Q 10, Q 25, Q 50, Q 75, Q 90, and Q 98 options.

Which of these is comparable to LAME's V 4 (near transparency)?

Re: At what vbr setting does WMA reach transparency?

Reply #1
LAME V 4 target is 160 kbps.  In my library they average 150 kbps.
Some WMA info is here:
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php?topic=66160.msg590664#msg590664

You'd have to ABX them yourself to come up with an answer.

BTW, WMA commandline encoder has options other than Q: you can also set CBR and ABR.

Re: At what vbr setting does WMA reach transparency?

Reply #2
I failed ABX test on Q 10 (48kbps). Oh, man.

Code: [Select]
foo_abx 2.0.6c report
foobar2000 v1.4.4
2020-06-23 22:02:42

File A: WAV.wav
SHA1: 31afccf36c57398c9d74e2ce31d0764cdfbcc28f
File B: WMA.wma
SHA1: 0bc3b873c0f651ca226264badbe78d623dc2ab05

Output:
DS : Primary Sound Driver
Crossfading: NO

22:02:42 : Test started.
22:06:57 : 00/01
22:07:20 : 00/02
22:08:31 : 00/03
22:08:45 : 00/04
22:09:22 : 00/05
22:09:30 : 01/06
22:09:43 : 01/07
22:09:54 : 01/08
22:09:54 : Test finished.

 ----------
Total: 1/8
p-value: 0.9961 (99.61%)

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Re: At what vbr setting does WMA reach transparency?

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