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Multiformat Listening Test @ 48 kbps - OPEN
Sebastian Mares
post Nov 22 2006, 14:44
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Hello!

I would like to announce the launch of my public, multiformat listening test @ 48 kbps.

The encoders featured are:
  • iTunes AAC 7.0.2.16 (96 kbps High Anchor)
  • Ogg Vorbis AoTuV 5 Beta
  • WMA Professional 10
  • Nero HE-AAC May 26 2006
  • WMA Standard 9.2
  • iTunes AAC 7.0.2.16 (48 kbps Low Anchor)
For further information on how to participate, please visit the test announcement page: http://www.maresweb.de/listening-tests/mf-48-1/

The test is scheduled to end on December 8th, 2006.

For those using BitTorrent, statistics are available here: http://www.rarewares.org/tracker/mystats.php
Please use BT whenever possible.
Thanks to Roberto for sharing. smile.gif

Thank you!

Regards,
Sebastian Mares

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post Nov 22 2006, 14:54
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Weeee, a new test! I didn't follow the pre-test discussion, but I'm definitely gonna take part.


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Sebastian Mares
post Nov 22 2006, 14:55
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Was way better than the one for my last test. tongue.gif

I am out to deliver newspapers (not regarding the listening-test, though biggrin.gif).

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post Nov 22 2006, 14:56
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QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Nov 22 2006, 14:55) *
Was way better than the one for my last test. tongue.gif

Haha biggrin.gif

Damn, and I missed it! tongue.gif


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post Nov 22 2006, 15:14
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Great...smile.gif

But the last 3 links for Sample18/Sample19/Sample20 are the same on the ReadMe.html page...

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Sebastian Mares
post Nov 22 2006, 19:00
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Fixed, thanks!


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post Nov 22 2006, 19:23
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I downloaded some samples (8,10,11,13), but there not any wma files at all?
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Sebastian Mares
post Nov 22 2006, 19:26
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Yes, the WMA files were decoded to WAV and then encoded to WavPack because there is no WMA Professional decoder for Linux and OS X.


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post Nov 22 2006, 19:58
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Yes, the WMA files were decoded to WAV and then encoded to WavPack because there is no WMA Professional decoder for Linux and OS X.
Ahh, thanks.
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post Nov 22 2006, 20:32
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Test announcement newsletter sent.

Those that are not yet in the newsletter: subscribe!


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Sebastian Mares
post Nov 22 2006, 20:51
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Thanks Roberto!

By the way, I already have results for 4 samples! smile.gif


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post Nov 22 2006, 21:05
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QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Nov 22 2006, 20:51) *
Thanks Roberto!

By the way, I already have results for 4 samples! smile.gif


That was me smile.gif
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post Nov 22 2006, 21:05
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a little note about the .torrent files which are shown on readme.htm

whenever i try to download one of the .torrent files from there, for some reason, Opera renames the file to "SampleXX.zip.zip" instead of "SampleXX.zip.torrent". manually adding it from µTorrent worked though.
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post Nov 22 2006, 21:10
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No idea why it happens. Works flawlessly with Firefox and µTorrent. smile.gif


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post Nov 22 2006, 21:10
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QUOTE (Mangix @ Nov 22 2006, 17:05) *
whenever i try to download one of the .torrent files from there, for some reason, Opera renames the file to "SampleXX.zip.zip" instead of "SampleXX.zip.torrent". manually adding it from µTorrent worked though.


Looks like the server is delivering the wrong MIME type. Firefox keeps the correct extension, but tries to open the file with the ZIP file handler.

I don't think I can fix that without admin access to the server (which I don't have) sad.gif


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post Nov 22 2006, 21:32
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Yep, problems with Opera as well. I'm not really keen on installing some vague BitTorrent client, so I guess it's HTTP download for me sad.gif

edit: somehow the Java ABC-HR does't work, everything is greyed out, no sound, no sign of anything playing. (I have the sample folders as they are described, and decodeall worked fine). I´m now doing the test with the w32 binary of ABC-HR 1.0 stable, should be acceptable, right?

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post Nov 22 2006, 21:45
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<sarcasm>the HTTP downloads should be web-seeded</sarcasm>
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post Nov 22 2006, 22:49
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When I tried fot the first time to run ABC/HR I didn't get a sound. Then I check a sound blaster as a playback device in settings of ABC/HR. There is sound with both : Sound Blaster and primary sound driver.
I suppose I should check Sound Blaster, right?
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post Nov 22 2006, 23:14
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QUOTE (rjamorim @ Nov 22 2006, 16:10) *
Looks like the server is delivering the wrong MIME type. Firefox keeps the correct extension, but tries to open the file with the ZIP file handler.

I don't think I can fix that without admin access to the server (which I don't have) sad.gif


Interestingly enough, my Firefox handles it fine. It shows the ZIP icon, yet opens the torrent files with the proper program (µTorrent).
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post Nov 22 2006, 23:47
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QUOTE (eofor @ Nov 22 2006, 17:32) *
Yep, problems with Opera as well. I'm not really keen on installing some vague BitTorrent client, so I guess it's HTTP download for me sad.gif


That's OK.

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edit: somehow the Java ABC-HR does't work, everything is greyed out, no sound, no sign of anything playing. (I have the sample folders as they are described, and decodeall worked fine). I´m now doing the test with the w32 binary of ABC-HR 1.0 stable, should be acceptable, right?


What version of the Java Runtime are you using?

I'm afraid the results from ABC-HR 1.0 won't be of much use. For instance, it doesn't account for delay. there must be some problem on your side, as it seems to be working for everyone else...


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post Nov 22 2006, 23:51
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It didn't output any sound for me either, but when I changed the audio output to Primary Sound Driver it worked fine.
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post Nov 23 2006, 00:01
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With a little luck schnofler is going to see this thread and come with a solution smile.gif


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post Nov 23 2006, 01:13
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Doing these tests makes me wonder how guruboolez can hear artifacts in some of this stuff. tongue.gif

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Sebastian Mares
post Nov 23 2006, 07:00
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For people without sound, simply change the playback device from the options. I don't know why ABC/HR does not default to the primary audio device like every other program.


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post Nov 23 2006, 07:35
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Perhaps you can add that note to the readme, or at least to the first post/listening test page.
Also, I sent you my results.

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