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FhG FDK AAC encoder library 3.4.22p3
"p" version stands for modified by Poikosoft audio laboratories.
Modifications to the original encoder are the following:
· Tuned bandwidths for better audio quality
· Uses the highest quality options available in the original codec for better audio quality
· Double-precision algorithms for better audio quality
· Uses high precision math functions rather than precalculated tables for better audio quality
· Modified VBR tables for more VBR encoding modes
· Improved x64 performance by using faster math functions
· Uses MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, and AVX2 multimedia instructions whenever there is a performance benefit

Speaking as someone who uses this software, I'm really impressed with the results I get with Poikosoft's FHG encoder; encoding from FLAC to VBR AAC @ Q3 (120-190kb) gives me some great, transparent results.
General Audio / Spek Questions
Last post by bvincent_24 -
Hello all, I've been browsing for a really long time. Just joined today.

I've transitioned into higher quality audio for about two years now, and I've come across this situation quite a few times now.

These are two different spek readings of the same song. The first is the .flac directly ripped from the NOW! 61 US CD, and the second is directly from his album "Flicker". Why is there the extra blue "fuzz" at the top of the album version? There is nothing in the single version, just black.

Single version-

Album version in question-

3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Linear Phase Subwoofer
Last post by alex955 -
Ok thanks for all your answers !

Last question, a bit out of context but whil I have experts on the hand... Do you know if it's possible to split the sound from the computer tu 2 different cards: one program on one soundcard and another on on anoher soundcard (I don't need them to be synchronized)
Support - (fb2k) / Re: Problem streaming radio
Last post by eahm -
This can be caused by a lot of things, your internet, router (this option is possible but unlikely since it works when you restart the PC), dns etc.

Have you tried with a different software?

Are you testing with one radio only? Which radio/s?
Support - (fb2k) / Problem streaming radio
Last post by Zazie -
After many times streaming with Foobar2000 (v.1.3.16) stop working (same problem with checking updating)! I can only restart the pc and reload Windows 7 (64 bit).  :'(
How can I solve this problem?
MP3 - General / Re: Lame 3.100 has been released
Last post by john33 -
OK, thanks, I'll sort it out.
AAC - General / Re: Which encoder to use today?
Last post by eahm -
@ThaCrip thanks for understanding and replying so nicely.

-5 because IIRC there is about 30MB per GB of difference but the converting speed is much higher. I am testing with an i7 k processor, for what is worth converting with -8 would be much slower on lower processors.

I'll test again right now to compare the speed.

-8: Total encoding time: 0:09.969, 313.99x realtime - 231MB
-6: Total encoding time: 0:06.375, 491.01x realtime - 232MB
-5: Total encoding time: 0:04.250, 736.52x realtime - 233MB
MP3 - General / Re: Lame 3.100 has been released
Last post by eahm -
From the RareWares 64bit build:

I just want to mention that the reqiured "hack" to refresh the PSS panel works well with local media files, but not with internet radio streams where there is a noticable pause in the playback.
That's a well known limitation of PSS and not exactly what the focus of this experiment was. Until there's another component that allows the same flexibility as PSS without it's warts we're sort of stuck with what we have at hand. If a user can live with the drawbacks then this simple script permits PSS switching from anywhere in the UI as long as the jscript panel doing the switching is visible. I even rolled this into my heavily modified 'track info + seekbar + buttons' control bar.