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NSTL WMA Pro listening test, MS claims test proves WMA Pro > HE-AAC
[JAZ]
post Jan 11 2006, 21:40
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QUOTE (gameplaya15143 @ Jan 11 2006, 03:32 AM)
i think they are 'supposed' to represent a % quality.. but they are just high-to-low (or should it say low-to-lower... uh oh.. i better watch out for tos8)
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Have you heard problems with a ~240Kbps VBR (Q98) wma 9.1 file to say it is low quality?
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post Jan 12 2006, 01:01
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QUOTE ([JAZ] @ Jan 11 2006, 12:40 PM)
QUOTE (gameplaya15143 @ Jan 11 2006, 03:32 AM)

i think they are 'supposed' to represent a % quality.. but they are just high-to-low (or should it say low-to-lower... uh oh.. i better watch out for tos8)
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Have you heard problems with a ~240Kbps VBR (Q98) wma 9.1 file to say it is low quality?
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How about this new report (DBT and all) on WMA Pro quality?

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsme...Comparison.aspx


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post Jan 12 2006, 02:33
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QUOTE (Cyaneyes @ Jan 11 2006, 08:05 PM)
It would be nice if they stated the bitrate of the HE-AAC used in the test.
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one would asume that the bitrate was close to that of the wma it was being compared to... unsure.gif but that IS just an asumption

i liked this line: "71% of all listeners indicated that WMA Pro was equal to or better than HE AAC."

there is a 48kbps multiformat test coming up isnt there? I'll wait for those results smile.gif

@[JAZ] no problems at that kind of a bitrate.. but then again i dont know, i don't really use wma, i just keep the dbpoweramp encoder around for occational tests wink.gif


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