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zorba
post Mar 10 2009, 20:02
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hello,

my recent rips have been done with Max : WavPack lossy at 512kbps.

then, I transcode them into ogg vorbis Q3 for portable and/or AAC in itunes.

What I like is fast encoding and fast transcoding while having a good size/quality ratio for both archive and portable use.
Do I need to pay attention to noise, even with those overkilling 512kb bitrates ?

I don't want lossless because it's too big and I'm not keen on blind tests.

thank you.
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post Mar 10 2009, 20:18
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QUOTE (zorba @ Mar 10 2009, 19:02) *
hello,

my recent rips have been done with Max : WavPack lossy at 512kbps.

then, I transcode them into ogg vorbis Q3 for portable and/or AAC in itunes.

What I like is fast encoding and fast transcoding while having a good size/quality ratio for both archive and portable use.
Do I need to pay attention to noise, even with those overkilling 512kb bitrates ?

I don't want lossless because it's too big and I'm not keen on blind tests.

thank you.
Z

If you don't fancy blind tests why not just spot-check a few tracks that you know very well. Preferably ones that will enable you to hear any possible noise problem. I used to use Wavpack Lossy at around 450kbps and never found noise to be a problem especially after Bryant added noise shaping a year or so back. These days I use LossyWav/Flac. Mainly because it is truly VBR so I don't have to worry that a difficult passage might find it running out of bits, which can conceivably happen with Wavpack - though, as I said I've never actually found noise to be a problem.
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