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freeformat at 640 kbps and foobar2000, possibilities?
Wintershade
post Nov 15 2005, 22:33
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Is it possible to play freeformat mp3 at 640 kbps in foobar? If yes, how? If not, why?

I don't actually intend to use something like this, I'm just collecting some information for my college project.

Many thanks.

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Canar
post Nov 28 2006, 06:32
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At 640kbps, there is no sensible reason to use MP3. Lossless is trivially larger here, and much less lossy.

Freeformat is a non-standard encoding for MP3. There is no reason that I've read to use it. At all. Other encodings are more space-efficient, and other encodings have freeformat capability as part of the specification.

The only reason to use MP3 is for backwards compatibility, and freeformat breaks that.


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post Nov 28 2006, 10:23
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QUOTE (Canar @ Nov 28 2006, 06:32) *
Freeformat is a non-standard encoding for MP3.

Small correction: freeformat IS COMPLIANT with the mp3 standard. Decoders are required to be able to decode it up to 320kbps, but decoding higher bitrate freeformat streams is not mandatory.

Practically, it means that higher than 320kbps, only a few decoders support it. But in no way this is not compliant with the standard.
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- Wintershade   freeformat at 640 kbps and foobar2000   Nov 15 2005, 22:33
- - kalmark   Yes, IIRC. foo_mad, IIRC. Edit: Garf probably kno...   Nov 15 2005, 22:34
- - Garf   Not possible.   Nov 15 2005, 23:11
- - JWolf   QUOTE (Wintershade @ Nov 15 2005, 16:33) ...   Nov 28 2006, 06:17
- - Canar   At 640kbps, there is no sensible reason to use MP3...   Nov 28 2006, 06:32
|- - Gabriel   QUOTE (Canar @ Nov 28 2006, 06:32) Freefo...   Nov 28 2006, 10:23
- - JWolf   I just compared 320k and 640k from an LPCM 16-bit ...   Nov 28 2006, 06:56
|- - digital   QUOTE (JWolf @ Nov 28 2006, 00:56) I just...   Nov 28 2006, 08:36
||- - JWolf   QUOTE (digital @ Nov 28 2006, 02:36) QUOT...   Dec 1 2006, 02:20
|- - hlloyge   QUOTE (JWolf @ Nov 28 2006, 07:56) I just...   Nov 28 2006, 08:53
|- - JWolf   QUOTE (hlloyge @ Nov 28 2006, 02:53) QUOT...   Dec 1 2006, 02:07
|- - hlloyge   QUOTE (JWolf @ Dec 1 2006, 03:07) I forgo...   Dec 1 2006, 08:53
|- - JWolf   QUOTE (hlloyge @ Dec 1 2006, 02:53) QUOTE...   Dec 1 2006, 20:52
|- - evereux   QUOTE (JWolf @ Dec 1 2006, 19:52) I can...   Dec 1 2006, 21:35
|- - JWolf   QUOTE (evereux @ Dec 1 2006, 15:35) QUOTE...   Dec 16 2006, 20:29
- - HbG   If it is compliant, does that mean it is in theory...   Nov 28 2006, 13:01
- - robert   Freeformat is CBR by nature.   Nov 28 2006, 13:24
- - Klyith   QUOTE (HbG @ Nov 28 2006, 07:01) If it is...   Nov 28 2006, 18:17
- - Canar   Thanks for the correction, Gabriel.   Nov 29 2006, 00:51
- - JWolf   640k mp3 vs. 320k mp3 round 1 QUOTE foo_abx 1.3.1...   Dec 16 2006, 21:47
- - Firon   The correct way to interpret that is that you were...   Dec 16 2006, 21:50
- - dv1989   Firon's right. Not many people are going to cl...   Dec 17 2006, 00:17
|- - JWolf   QUOTE (dv1989 @ Dec 16 2006, 18:17) Firon...   Dec 18 2006, 12:20
- - dv1989   As far as I know, ABX testing is intended to prove...   Dec 18 2006, 12:48


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