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64kbps listening test

Hello.

I'd like to invite all HydrogenAudio members to participate in my 64kbps public listening test, that starts now.

Please head to my listening tests page, instructions are there.
http://audio.ciara.us/test/

Test ends on September 21st.

Thanks for your attention.

Best regards;

Roberto.

Update: A Java version of ABC-HR has been released. Now, users of MacOS, Linux, Solaris, etc. can also participate.

Further details are available at the presentation page.

Regards;

Roberto.

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Reply #1
"Redirection limit for this URL exceeded...."  are there obligatory cookies involved?

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Reply #2
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"Redirection limit for this URL exceeded...."  are there obligatory cookies involved?

I had the same error as well-in Mozilla. IE just wouldn't load the page-no error given.
you will make mp3's for compatibility reasons.

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"Redirection limit for this URL exceeded...."  are there obligatory cookies involved?

That's WEIRD!

Can you try now, starting at the test home page?

@verloren: Are you around? :B

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Reply #4
Goin to the test home page, and then to the 64kbps presentation worked!
you will make mp3's for compatibility reasons.

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IE just wouldn't load the page-no error given.

had the same problem, works now, just try again

*edit* all right, I was a little too late  *edit*
Nothing but a Heartache - Since I found my Baby ;)

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Goin to the test home page, and then to the 64kbps presentation worked!

Ah, much better. Thanks for checking it out

Still, something very weird is going on. Probably the server is misconfigured.

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Reply #7
No problem Roberto,

Anything to help a dedicated hard working man such as yourself!
you will make mp3's for compatibility reasons.

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Reply #8
Working now....that's some quick work! 

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Reply #9
just wondering, are you using that new compile of oggenc john33 posted recently? not that I really worried, just wondering
The Plan Within Plans

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Reply #10
Just finished downloading the first sample set.... 12MB.... big on a 56k 

One question, though: do we post test-results here?

Thanks. Looking foward to seeing what 64kbps format I should use for a little flash player if and when they support it.

EDIT: Disregard that first question for anyone who may have noticed it.....

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Reply #11
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just wondering, are you using that new compile of oggenc john33 posted recently? not that I really worried, just wondering

Yes, it is.

Unfortunately, I couldn't wait anymore for Vorbis 1.0.1. The Xiph schedules are not reliable enough, I was fearing I would have to conduce this test in december if I waited for it (I already wasted one week waiting). :B

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One question, though: do we post test-results here?


No! Please! Don't even comment about your results here.

The instructions are in the readme. Send them to my e-mail.

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One question, though: do we post test-results here?


No! Please! Don't even comment about your results here.

The instructions are in the readme. Send them to my e-mail.

Heehee.... missed that part 

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Reply #13
D'oh!

I was  trying to find the real audio codec, until I realized the sample files were already encoded for the most part... <sigh>

I'll do my best to help out, downloading the samples now.


Cheers, Joey.

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Reply #14
Great work, Roberto! It's really interesting to *hear* the differences between codecs I would have never bothered to test otherwise. I hope many people will participate.
Let's suppose that rain washes out a picnic. Who is feeling negative? The rain? Or YOU? What's causing the negative feeling? The rain or your reaction? - Anthony De Mello

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Reply #15
rjamorim,
thanks for all the work from my side too!

it's really interesting how absolutely different the codecs can sound...
I know, that I know nothing (Socrates)

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Reply #16
OOPS!!!!

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Reply #17
 @ ViPER1313

better not post your results here
I know, that I know nothing (Socrates)

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Reply #18
EDIT: So once again i'm too late... But i gues that's not so important afterall.

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Reply #19
Hehe

Well, sorry about that "rule", but that's needed to avoid people "comparing results".

Something like "oops, Guruboolez rated sample 4 2.2, I rated it 4.5. He has much better hearing, so I must be doing something wrong. Let me edit this result file..."

Also, by comparing results people might find out which codec is which. That is no good :B

Thanks for your comprehension

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Also, by comparing results people might find out which codec is which. That is no good :B

Hmmm.... hate to tell you this, but knowing the codecs involved, I can pick at least two of them out 

Of course I'm completely objective

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Hmmm.... hate to tell you this, but knowing the codecs involved, I can pick at least two of them out  

Of course I'm completely objective

Ah, of course, some of them are impossible to hide.

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[00:37:49] <ff123> oh damn!  played the very first file for 1 second.  Found blade


But at least, People aren't announcing out loud "1 is XXX, 2 is YYY..."

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Reply #22
ok guys ... i help you to abx 64kbs files if you help me abx eac vs. cdparanoia rips 

BadHorsie

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Reply #23
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ok guys ... i help you to abx 64kbs files if you help me abx eac vs. cdparanoia rips 

Uhhhh....... to...... WAV files (as PCM blah blah)??? I think that's a losing battle.

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Reply #24
would you please do a quick abx test?

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