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Confused by results of my first ABX test..., Vorbis file better when encoded from 24/96 rather than 16/44.1 FLAC?
djp
post Jun 1 2011, 10:50
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My first ABX test here, so be gentle with me! Basically what I've done is as follows...

I have two lossless FLAC files, one @ 24/96 the other @ 16/44.1. I have then used OggDropXPd v1.9.0 aoTuV Beta 5.7 to encode each file (-q 5). When played back the .ogg file encoded from the 24/96 FLAC sounds better. To test I used the ABX comparator in foobar2000. The results were as follows;



Do these results confirm that the .ogg file encoded from the 24/96 FLAC is indeed of better quality than the one encoded from the 16/44.1 FLAC and if so, how is this audible to the human ear? Having read the forums I was under the impression that anything above 16/44.1 was pointless. Now, possibly I'm going wrong somewhere, maybe with regards the encoding.

Any advice would be most appreciated.

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*EDIT*

Just realised a log file can be saved after ABXing in foobar2000! Doh!

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hlloyge
post Jun 1 2011, 17:04
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So, you used pirated music, probably created by pirated software, converted to 44.1 with who-knows-which-settings?
I am sorry to inform you that your test failed on so many levels smile.gif
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post Jun 1 2011, 17:14
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QUOTE (hlloyge @ Jun 1 2011, 17:04) *
So, you used pirated music,


Not pirated. Shared. smile.gif

These are my albums by the way, though digitized by somebody else.

QUOTE (hlloyge @ Jun 1 2011, 17:04) *
probably created by pirated software, converted to 44.1 with who-knows-which-settings?
I am sorry to inform you that your test failed on so many levels smile.gif


Again, piracy implies the ethical equivalent of attacking a ship, kidnap and murder. I would hope they used free software, though I presume they didn't.

I can see how not knowing what settings have been used is a problem though. I can always find out what settings were used, if that's helpful.

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