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Vorbis settings for SE listening test

I want to add two recent vorbis encoders to SoundExpert - libVorbis v1.2.3 and  aoTuVb5.7. Most vorbis suggestions received from site visitors relate to low bit rates, so some corresponding setting have to be chosen for both of them. Need your advice, guys. Comments about versions and bit rate chosen are welcome as well. Thanks.
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Vorbis settings for SE listening test

Reply #1
-q 4 for ~128 kbps.
-q 3 for ~112 kbps.
etcetera...

Vorbis settings for SE listening test

Reply #2
I incline to (-q3) for both of them. For nine SE sound samples it gives:

  • libVorbis v1.2.3 (-q3) – 107.10 kbit/s
  • aoTuVb5.7 (-q3) – 109.55 kbit/s


Another variant is to adjust target bit rate with fractional q values. aoTuVb5.7 (-q2.99) gives 102.04 kbit/s, so the only option to equal them is to use fractional qualities for both. Something like this:

  • libVorbis v1.2.3 (-q2.99) – 98.35 kbit/s
  • aoTuVb5.7 (-q2.47) – 98.34 kbit/s


But I think the second variant is less preferable because those quality settings will hardly be used in practice and so less interesting for general public. Also huge gap in target bit rate between (-q3) and (-q2.99) probably means that integer values are specially tuned.

If there are no better ideas, I will add the first ones to SE 105 kbit/s group.
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Vorbis settings for SE listening test

Reply #3
IIRC libVorbis v1.2.3 is still based on aoTuV b2 (as libvorbis 1.1.0)

Vorbis settings for SE listening test

Reply #4
IIRC libVorbis v1.2.3 is still based on aoTuV b2 (as libvorbis 1.1.0)

May be. But it is widely used now (Theora, VLC, Helix).
Is it worth to compare it with Aoyumi's latest version?
Also I'm not sure about the bit rate. May be lower (-q) settings would be more interesting as they were tuned the most by Aoyumi.
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Vorbis settings for SE listening test

Reply #5
Finally short investigation put everything into place. Below are the output bit rates of both Vorbis encoders depending on -q parameter with 0.1 step. Nine SE samples are used.

Code: [Select]
-q   libVorbis  aoTuVb
1.2.3 5.7
------------------------
-2 31,14
-1,9 31,97
-1,8 32,93
-1,7 33,84
-1,6 34,85
-1,5 35,63
-1,4 36,64
-1,3 37,7
-1,2 38,86
-1,1 39,91
-1 48,02 42,73
-0,9 50,06 43,68
-0,8 51,26 44,64
-0,7 53,34 45,6
-0,6 55,48 46,52
-0,5 57,7 47,61
-0,4 58,81 48,61
-0,3 61,19 49,82
-0,2 63,63 50,93
-0,1 64,91 52,33
0 55,17 61,69
0,1 56,73 63,16
0,2 58,74 65,08
0,3 60,37 66,73
0,4 62,01 68,37
0,5 63,66 70
0,6 65,31 71,57
0,7 67,22 73,49
0,8 68,93 75,27
0,9 70,63 77,13
1 71,96 80,43
1,1 72,92 81,24
1,2 74,49 82,59
1,3 75,44 83,41
1,4 76,47 84,25
1,5 77,48 85,09
1,6 78,49 85,93
1,7 79,87 87,08
1,8 80,96 87,95
1,9 82,03 88,84
2 88,14 94,06
2,1 89,03 94,98
2,2 90,49 96,41
2,3 91,81 97,85
2,4 92,7 98,78
2,5 93,61 99,72
2,6 94,74 100,82
2,7 95,66 101,77
2,8 96,58 102,7
2,9 97,51 103,65
3 107,1 110,64
3,1 108,6 112,23
3,2 110,05 113,75
3,3 111,54 115,14
3,4 112,71 116,64
3,5 114,49 118,22
3,6 115,76 119,53
3,7 117,27 121,34
3,8 118,45 122,77
3,9 120,33 124,38
4 119,44 123,74
4,1 121,88 126,15
4,2 124,25 128,93
4,3 126,78 131,47
4,4 129,24 134,05
4,5 132 136,69
4,6 134,55 139,59
4,7 136,95 142,47
4,8 139,89 145,41
4,9 142,21 147,93
5 151,47 162,03
5,1 154,44 164,21
5,2 157,1 166,08
5,3 159,83 167,93
5,4 162,58 169,75
5,5 165,43 171,79
5,6 168,43 173,73
5,7 171,29 175,59
5,8 174,12 177,42
5,9 177,07 179,54
6 185,66 183,22
6,1 188,55 185,57
6,2 191,33 187,89
6,3 194,17 190,2
6,4 197,11 192,51
6,5 200 195,05
6,6 202,79 197,73
6,7 205,5 200,3
6,8 208,56 202,81
6,9 211,52 205,42
7 215,47 211,38
7,1 218,19 214,16
7,2 220,94 216,96
7,3 223,92 219,82
7,4 226,72 222,55
7,5 229,71 225,35
7,6 232,53 228,16
7,7 235,9 230,96
7,8 238,79 233,73
7,9 241,97 236,5
8 245,19 238,89
8,1 250,42 244,96
8,2 256,35 250,71
8,3 261,96 256,47
8,4 267,31 262,62
8,5 273 268,96
8,6 278,61 275,22
8,7 284,22 282,08
8,8 290,16 289,3
8,9 296,15 299,08
9 313,2 312,46
9,1 329,23 329,87
9,2 344,06 346,31
9,3 359,02 363,21
9,4 372,9 379,36
9,5 384,53 393,96
9,6 393,86 406,43
9,7 401,25 416,7
9,8 407,88 426,55
9,9 414,22 436,33
10 419,97 445,53
Graphical charts are available in SE news article.

There are several distinct monotonous segments. I think fair comparison of the encoders has to be done within the boundaries of corresponding segments. So the first pair has been added to SE rating system with the following settings:
  • aoTuVb5.7 (-q1) – 80.43 kbit/s
  • libVorbis v1.2.3 (-q1.75) – 80.41 kbit/s
Volunteers are welcome!
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