Last post by jmvalin -
I just released Opus 1.3-rc2. This is a second release candidate for the upcoming Opus 1.3. Changes include:
Fixing an issue with bandwidth detection
Enabling Ambisonics support by default
Using mapping families 2 and 3 for Ambisonics (instead of experimental families 253 and 254)
Enabling hardening by default
This release also comes with three other releases:
With these releases, opus-tools now depends on both libopusenc for encoding and on opusfile for decoding. The main difference is that opusenc is now able to use look-ahead, which helps when encoding speech and music at low-ish bitrates. Please give all of these a try and report any problems.
Last post by bdunham7 -
I see a lot of derision for high bitrates and "peace of mind" thinking. OK, I accept the consensus that 96K AAC with a good encoder is "good enough". However, I have more storage than time and I have no need to economize on space, within reason. I see no reason not to retain higher bitrates, especially for lossy--even that 320kbps MP3 doesn't cost me much space. I archive everything as it is received or recorded, whether that is MP3, FLAC, DSD or the 24/96 "needle drop". Then I typically convert to FLAC of one sort or another for convenience and true gapless playback.
Any chance there is a 64bit one? ; I ask because those encode files quicker than the 32bit.
but speaking of 64bit.... is there even a official Opus 64bit? ; because I noticed in the Foobar2000 Encoders Pack it only offers the 32bit one.
I compile the Opus GitHub repos using Visual Studio 2017 using the Release x64 configuration
In Foobar2000, you should be able to locate the opusenc.exe file. I didn't installed the encoder pack but I have it running the local executable. The same applied for EAC to rip Audio CD to Opus directly.