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~128 kbps Private Listening Test/ Multi Format
ezlez
post Mar 15 2010, 05:31
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Summary

ABC/HR for Java 0.53b listening tests with 6 VBR (+ 1 CBR) Codecs within a ~128 kbps range. 12 samples - 6 Musical Genres. The goal is to determine what codec achieves better quality with a compression range of ~128 kbps

Codecs

MP3: LAME 3.98.2 through Audacity 1.3.11 Beta
  • V5 with VBR
  • 110 - 150 Kbbps
  • Channe Mode: Joint Stereo
  • Variable Speed: Standard

Ogg Vorbis: aoTuV beta 5.7 though OggdropXPd 1.9.0
  • -quality 4.00 with VBR/SBR
  • Nominal Bitrate of 128 kbps

AAC: Nero 1.5.1 through foobar2000 1.0
  • Quality 0.41
  • ~130 kbps

QuickTime/Apple (Encoder) through iTunes 9.0.3.15
  1. Stereo Bit Rate: 128 kbps with VBR
  2. Sample Rate: Auto
  3. Channel Rate: Auto

Windows Media Audio Standard 9
  • VBR
  • Bit Rate Range of 85 - 145 kbps

Windows Media Audio Professional 10
  • CBR
  • 128 kbps

Musepack SV8 through foobar2000 1.0
  • Quality Setting: Q4 (~128 kbps)


Samples

6 Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop/Rap, Country
10 seconds per sample

Classical:
Drew Tretick: A Summer Serenade
  • Track 8 - O mio babbino caro
  • Track 9 - Flight of the Bumblebee


Jazz:
20 Best of Jazz
  • Track 19 - What is Thing Called Love? by Charles Mingus
  • Track 7 - People by Art Farmer


Country:
NOW That's What I Call Country
  • Track 2 - Winner At A Losing Game by Rascal Flatts
  • Track 16 - You're Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins


Rock:
  • Album - Led Zeppelin IV; Artist - Led Zeppelin; Track 1 - Black Dog
  • Album - Pablo Honey; Artist - Radiohead; Track 3 - How Do You?


Pop:
  • Album & Artist - The Good The Bad The Queen; Track 3 - Northern Whale
  • Album - Rock Steady; Artist - No Doubt; Track 4 - Making Out


Hip-Hop/Rap:
  • Album & Artist - Gorillaz; Track 5 - Clint Eastwood
  • Album - All World; Artist - LL Cool J; Track 2 - Rock the Bells




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