IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

14 Pages V  « < 2 3 4 5 6 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
AAC @ 128kbps listening test discussion
AtaqueEG
post Feb 9 2004, 04:07
Post #76





Group: Members (Donating)
Posts: 1336
Joined: 18-November 01
From: Celaya, Guanajuato
Member No.: 478



QUOTE (rjamorim @ Feb 8 2004, 07:54 PM)
Well, I see there is too much discussion about what codecs to support and what anchor to use. I think the best and most fair way to settle the issues is creating a poll.
(...)
Do you agree?

Yes, absolutely.
I think this would be the best way to settle this issue.

But I think that everybody agrees on the 3 codecs you mention, so why don't you have a list with only the remaining codecs. Let every one vote and select the three with the most votes.


--------------------
I'm the one in the picture, sitting on a giant cabbage in Mexico, circa 1978.
Reseņas de Rock en Espaņol: www.estadogeneral.com
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
rjamorim
post Feb 9 2004, 04:10
Post #77


Rarewares admin


Group: Members
Posts: 7515
Joined: 30-September 01
From: Brazil
Member No.: 81



QUOTE (AtaqueEG @ Feb 9 2004, 01:07 AM)
Let every one vote and select the three with the most votes.

Two, actually wink.gif
(The anchor would be handled in another poll)

I think that might work too, although that would limit votes to one per person, and the ideal would be two. Ideas, comments?


--------------------
Get up-to-date binaries of Lame, AAC, Vorbis and much more at RareWares:
http://www.rarewares.org
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
AtaqueEG
post Feb 9 2004, 04:14
Post #78





Group: Members (Donating)
Posts: 1336
Joined: 18-November 01
From: Celaya, Guanajuato
Member No.: 478



Hmm?
Two separate polls?
Monday through wednesday, choice of first contender.
Separate poll, thursday through saturday, remaining candidates minus first poll winner.

It's the only thing that comes to my mind right now.


--------------------
I'm the one in the picture, sitting on a giant cabbage in Mexico, circa 1978.
Reseņas de Rock en Espaņol: www.estadogeneral.com
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
ssjkakaroto
post Feb 9 2004, 04:22
Post #79





Group: Members
Posts: 203
Joined: 22-May 02
Member No.: 2096



that's a good idea, having a separate poll for the anchor i think it's the best choice right now

after reading this thread i've been convinced that LAME would not be a good anchor, now my vote would go for iTunes since it had the lowest score in the last test


--------------------
Allegari nihil et allegatum non probare, paria sunt.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
MGuti
post Feb 9 2004, 04:37
Post #80





Group: Members
Posts: 47
Joined: 11-January 04
From: Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
Member No.: 11142



go for the polls separated by time.

please just pick an anchor. it doesn't really matter as long as it sucks. it isn't in there to compare to the other codecs, its there to lose, and keep the other ratings up.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
eagleray
post Feb 9 2004, 04:44
Post #81





Group: Members
Posts: 265
Joined: 15-December 03
Member No.: 10452



My vote is to use the old FAAC as the anchor. After all, this test is about AAC.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
rjamorim
post Feb 9 2004, 04:50
Post #82


Rarewares admin


Group: Members
Posts: 7515
Joined: 30-September 01
From: Brazil
Member No.: 81



QUOTE (MGuti @ Feb 9 2004, 01:37 AM)
go for the polls separated by time.

Yes, I will do that.

Now, choosing the codecs:
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/show.php/showtopic/18523

Some time next week, choosing the anchor.

Please vote.

Regards;

Roberto.


--------------------
Get up-to-date binaries of Lame, AAC, Vorbis and much more at RareWares:
http://www.rarewares.org
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Canar
post Feb 9 2004, 06:18
Post #83





Group: Super Moderator
Posts: 3372
Joined: 26-July 02
From: To:
Member No.: 2796



What about the Homeboy AAC encoder as an anchor? Wasn't it really bad?


--------------------
You cannot ABX the rustling of jimmies.
No mouse? No problem.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Ivan Dimkovic
post Feb 9 2004, 09:17
Post #84


Nero MPEG4 developer


Group: Developer
Posts: 1466
Joined: 22-September 01
Member No.: 8



Regarding Nero AAC - Fast mode shouldn't be used, as it is still not tuned.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
knik
post Feb 9 2004, 09:36
Post #85


FAAC developer


Group: Developer
Posts: 32
Joined: 8-July 03
Member No.: 7654



QUOTE (Continuum @ Feb 8 2004, 08:40 PM)
Besides, what's wrong with using Lame in many tests? It allows (to an admittedly small amount) inter-test comparability (Another meaning of the word anchor?), while FhG l3enc 1.0 will only make the used rating range smaller.

I like the idea.
Using a stable high quality encoder as an anchor could indeed allow some inter-test comparison and IMO such kind of anchor would be much more valuable than any low quality old encoder. An ancient encoder is just a waste of listening slot.


QUOTE (rjamorim)
Let's be realistic: If Lame is included, it won't be an anchor. It will just be another competitor. An MP3 competitor in an AAC test. You probably notice the mess here...

How can you know LAME won't lose? IMHO LAME at a last place is a realistic scenario.
I really think comparing the best MP3 to the worst AAC encoder would be fascinating and I can't see any mess here.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
menno
post Feb 9 2004, 09:47
Post #86


Nero MPEG4 developer


Group: Developer (Donating)
Posts: 1218
Joined: 11-October 01
From: LA
Member No.: 267



EDIT: Winamp problem is a decoder-only problem. Nothing seems wrong with the encoder.

EDIT: Hmm, actually I can't be sure if this is an encoder problem too. I guess some testing should be done whether a Winamp file decoded with Winamp sounds better then with another decoder. The difference between 2 decoded samples (winamp decoder versus another) is quite difficult to hear, but in a test like this it will probably be noticed.

Besides this, I think NCTU-AAC should be added to the test, just to show how much it sucks. As low anchor also the new Adobe Audition filter could be used.

Menno

This post has been edited by menno: Feb 9 2004, 21:52
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
eltoder
post Feb 9 2004, 10:19
Post #87





Group: Members
Posts: 158
Joined: 16-May 03
From: nsk.su
Member No.: 6653



If everyone knows that NCTU-AAC sucks badly may be it could be used as anchor? Just a thought.

-Eugene


--------------------
The greatest programming project of all took six days; on the seventh day the programmer rested. We've been trying to debug the !@#$%&* thing ever since. Moral: design before you implement.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
plonk420
post Feb 9 2004, 13:33
Post #88





Group: Members
Posts: 312
Joined: 6-October 01
Member No.: 227



QUOTE (rjamorim @ Feb 7 2004, 05:31 PM)
QUOTE (harashin @ Feb 7 2004, 10:25 PM)
How about VQF as anchor? According to AudioCodingWiki , it is(was?) a part of MPEG-4 Audio version 1.

Actually, TwinVQ is part of MPEG4 audio. It's slightly different from VQF, and in MPEG4 audio it's limited to veeeery low bitrates - around 8-16kbps

That said, I was planning to use it as an anchor in the multiformat test that will come after the AAC test.

VQF ran at around 80-96kbps. i should know, i was the one that was so happy about it intially (with my 128kbps mp3 vs 96kbps vqf) i spammed the mp3 newsgroups and mp3.d newsgroup about it when i first started playing with it. (i wouldn't even touch it now, altho i think it's in my audio tools collection somewhere X)

can't find it or anything else that's helpful .. seems to have fallen off google dry.gif

oh, here we go.. here's one at least... http://www.mp3-tech.org/tests/pm/VQF-96k.htm

This post has been edited by plonk420: Feb 9 2004, 13:35
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
danchr
post Feb 9 2004, 13:53
Post #89





Group: Members
Posts: 487
Joined: 6-April 03
From: Århus, Denmark
Member No.: 5861



QUOTE (menno @ Feb 9 2004, 09:47 AM)
Besides this, I think NCTU-AAC should be added to the test, just to show how much it sucks. As low anchor also the new Adobe Audition filter could be used.

A question comes to mind: Is NCTU AAC bad enough to be used as low anchor?
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
knik
post Feb 9 2004, 14:00
Post #90


FAAC developer


Group: Developer
Posts: 32
Joined: 8-July 03
Member No.: 7654



QUOTE (schnofler @ Feb 8 2004, 10:48 PM)
But if, say, Lame finishes last in both the AAC test and the multiformat test (excluding anchors, the latter is to be expected), you will only provoke senseless claims like "Vorbis finished 1.2 points ahead of Lame in the multiformat test, but FAAC only managed an advantage of 0.9 in the AAC test, so Vorbis must be better than FAAC".

Well, such claim is better than pure guess when you can't compare faac to vorbis directly.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
rjamorim
post Feb 9 2004, 14:57
Post #91


Rarewares admin


Group: Members
Posts: 7515
Joined: 30-September 01
From: Brazil
Member No.: 81



@ Menno: Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention.

Discussion here:
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....ndpost&p=182562

About anchors: I'm taking note of all your suggestions, and will later create a poll so that people can vote on what they prefer. Thank-you.

This post has been edited by rjamorim: Feb 9 2004, 14:58


--------------------
Get up-to-date binaries of Lame, AAC, Vorbis and much more at RareWares:
http://www.rarewares.org
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
askoff
post Feb 9 2004, 15:51
Post #92





Group: Members
Posts: 445
Joined: 23-December 02
Member No.: 4214



rjamorim: Are you going to use VBR streaming profile with Nero? I have done some encoding with it, and the average bitrate is too high for this "128kbps" test. VBR Internet profile produces closer to 128kbps on average.

I think that more encoders should be included or the anchor should be replaced with some AAC encoder. As i did the MP3 test, the anchor was useless to me, and this time it make out quite well against some other encoders.

This post has been edited by askoff: Feb 9 2004, 15:51
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
tigre
post Feb 9 2004, 16:46
Post #93


Moderator


Group: Members
Posts: 1434
Joined: 26-November 02
Member No.: 3890



QUOTE (askoff @ Feb 9 2004, 04:51 PM)
I think that more encoders should be included or the anchor should be replaced with some AAC encoder. As i did the MP3 test, the anchor was useless to me, and this time it make out quite well against some other encoders.

Seconded. Same here.


--------------------
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
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
ff123
post Feb 9 2004, 17:22
Post #94


ABC/HR developer, ff123.net admin


Group: Developer (Donating)
Posts: 1396
Joined: 24-September 01
Member No.: 12



QUOTE (tigre @ Feb 9 2004, 07:46 AM)
QUOTE (askoff @ Feb 9 2004, 04:51 PM)
I think that more encoders should be included or the anchor should be replaced with some AAC encoder. As i did the MP3 test, the anchor was useless to me, and this time it make out quite well against some other encoders.

Seconded. Same here.

I personally would prefer that fewer codecs be tested rather than more. If an anchor is used it should sound bad, IMO. Otherwise, I think it's better to just drop it. Especially on a test in which all the codecs should approach transparency. 6 codecs was almost too much for me in the mp3 test.

ff123
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Latexxx
post Feb 9 2004, 17:25
Post #95


A/V Moderator


Group: Members
Posts: 858
Joined: 12-May 03
From: Finland
Member No.: 6557



Evil Psytel as anchor. wink.gif
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
rjamorim
post Feb 9 2004, 20:02
Post #96


Rarewares admin


Group: Members
Posts: 7515
Joined: 30-September 01
From: Brazil
Member No.: 81



OK, now a fucker decided to mess my poll.

My patience is growing too thin, so I'll tell you what I plan to do:

-Compaact and Real are in
-Winamp is out because it seems to be broken, so it would be unfair to test it now.
-NCTU is in as an anchor.
-The test will be encrypted and will require Java ABC-HR.

Flames? Opinions? Comments?

BTW: Everything is discusseable, except encryption. It is definitely going to happen.

Regards;

Roberto.

This post has been edited by rjamorim: Feb 9 2004, 20:07


--------------------
Get up-to-date binaries of Lame, AAC, Vorbis and much more at RareWares:
http://www.rarewares.org
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Alexander Lerch
post Feb 9 2004, 20:06
Post #97


zplane.development Compaact! developer


Group: Developer
Posts: 65
Joined: 4-January 02
Member No.: 918



It may sound a bit unfair to newer members, but to remove any doubts about manipulating the result in favour of compaact!, I suggest to only take hydrogenaudio members into account, that were members *before* the release of compaact!, i.e. end of october 03.

If the participation at the listening test would be without restriction, and compaact! would rate good, nobody would believe it now anyway.

Alexander


--------------------
zplane.development
http://www.zplane.de
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
menno
post Feb 9 2004, 20:07
Post #98


Nero MPEG4 developer


Group: Developer (Donating)
Posts: 1218
Joined: 11-October 01
From: LA
Member No.: 267



*deleted*

This post has been edited by menno: Feb 9 2004, 20:15
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
JohnV
post Feb 9 2004, 20:10
Post #99





Group: Developer
Posts: 2797
Joined: 22-September 01
Member No.: 6



QUOTE (rjamorim @ Feb 9 2004, 09:02 PM)
-The test will be encrypted and will require Java ABC-HR.

How strong this encryption is? What crypto system it uses?


--------------------
Juha Laaksonheimo
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
rjamorim
post Feb 9 2004, 20:12
Post #100


Rarewares admin


Group: Members
Posts: 7515
Joined: 30-September 01
From: Brazil
Member No.: 81



QUOTE (Alexander Lerch @ Feb 9 2004, 05:06 PM)
If the participation at the listening test would be without restriction, and compaact! would rate good, nobody would believe it now anyway.

Ph34r my m4d scr33ning skillz!


--------------------
Get up-to-date binaries of Lame, AAC, Vorbis and much more at RareWares:
http://www.rarewares.org
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

14 Pages V  « < 2 3 4 5 6 > » 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 24th November 2014 - 10:47