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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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post Jun 1 2011, 17:51
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QUOTE (djp)
I have then used OggDropXPd v1.9.0 aoTuV Beta 5.7 to encode each file (-q 5)


I downloaded the files before the links were removed. And according to their metadata, they were encoded with "official" libvorbis (ver. 1.3.2 ?), not aoTuV: "Xiph.Org libVorbis I 20101101 (Schaufenugget)".
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post Jun 1 2011, 18:37
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QUOTE (lvqcl @ Jun 1 2011, 17:51) *
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I have then used OggDropXPd v1.9.0 aoTuV Beta 5.7 to encode each file (-q 5)


I downloaded the files before the links were removed. And according to their metadata, they were encoded with "official" libvorbis (ver. 1.3.2 ?), not aoTuV: "Xiph.Org libVorbis I 20101101 (Schaufenugget)".


Thanks for the heads-up, lvqcl. I was sure I'd followed the correct link. I only found out about OggDropXPd and aoTuV from the Hydrogenaudio Wiki. I must have gone wrong somewhere...

*EDIT*

All sorted now, lvcql. smile.gif I have followed the (correct!) link and downloaded OggDropXPd v1.9.0 aoTuV Beta 6.03.

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