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Recommended AC-3 encoder
CPKTV
post Jan 26 2009, 06:34
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What quality AC-3 encoder do you recommend?

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post Feb 2 2009, 16:46
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QUOTE (CPKTV @ Jan 26 2009, 06:34) *
What AC-3 encoder do you recommend for pro use?


Try http://code.google.com/p/wavtoac3encoder/, it's not commercial one but it's free and very fast.


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post Feb 2 2009, 17:38
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Recommended one for quality, would have to be the latest reference encoder from DD that is included in latest SoundForge (and probably others, but I only use that one).

None of that is free though, and you can't have the encoder by itself. If you looking for free, stand alone, and fairly fast, wisodev got you covered.

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post Feb 6 2009, 06:10
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what about SurCode AC-3 encoder?
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post Feb 6 2009, 09:45
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http://ac3filter.net/projects/tools#ac3enc


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post Feb 6 2009, 17:27
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QUOTE (DARcode @ Feb 6 2009, 12:15) *


No, I think AC3F is not good.
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Juan C.
post Feb 7 2009, 04:02
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In my opinion, the best AC-3 encoder is the one that comes bundled with Sonic Scenarist (AC-3 Encoder). Another one is Sonic Foundry's Softencode. There could be also more but I've use these ones.
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post Feb 7 2009, 19:18
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QUOTE (Juan C. @ Feb 7 2009, 06:32) *
In my opinion, the best AC-3 encoder is the one that comes bundled with Sonic Scenarist (AC-3 Encoder). Another one is Sonic Foundry's Softencode. There could be also more but I've use these ones.


could you rate the Sonic AC-3 encoder?
from 0 to 10.
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post Feb 8 2009, 16:15
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Aften AC3 encoder is freeware and it has an extremely good quality (probably comparable to commercial ones, as stated in many forums):

http://aften.sourceforge.net/

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post Feb 8 2009, 18:07
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QUOTE (wisodev @ Feb 2 2009, 16:46) *
QUOTE (CPKTV @ Jan 26 2009, 06:34) *
What AC-3 encoder do you recommend for pro use?


Try http://code.google.com/p/wavtoac3encoder/, it's not commercial one but it's free and very fast.



QUOTE (Fr4nz @ Feb 8 2009, 16:15) *
Aften AC3 encoder is freeware and it has an extremely good quality (probably comparable to commercial ones, as stated in many forums):

http://aften.sourceforge.net/

Please note that WAV to AC3 Encoder uses latest Aften library to create AC3 files.


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post Feb 20 2010, 00:11
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QUOTE (CPKTV @ Feb 5 2009, 23:10) *
what about SurCode AC-3 encoder?

I would think this would be the best since Surcode's DTS and MLP encoders are...
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post Feb 20 2010, 00:54
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Since they are... what?
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post Feb 20 2010, 11:49
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QUOTE (Zarggg @ Feb 19 2010, 18:54) *
Since they are... what?

The OP was asking the best encoder...
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Justin Ruggles
post Feb 20 2010, 16:12
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Personally, if money was not an issue and all I wanted was a good AC-3 encoder, I would probably go for Dolby Media Encoder SE for MSRP:$595. It also encodes E-AC-3 and TrueHD, which is a plus.

However, since money is an issue, I use Aften. smile.gif But I suppose I am somewhat biased since I'm the creator and lead developer.
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post Feb 20 2010, 17:12
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If you're encoding for DVD-video you've gotta go with AC3.
But whatever your needs, you'll probably find it at least interesting to read over this thread that I started about AC3 encoding quality:
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=78815


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post May 2 2011, 20:08
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QUOTE (wisodev @ Feb 2 2009, 16:46) *
QUOTE (CPKTV @ Jan 26 2009, 06:34) *
What AC-3 encoder do you recommend for pro use?


Try http://code.google.com/p/wavtoac3encoder/, it's not commercial one but it's free and very fast.


Sometimes replying to an old thread is not totally useless.
As of today, wav to ac3 encoding via besweet still produces a much lower volume ac3 file, while wavtoac3encoder works well.
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