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HA2013
post Dec 23 2012, 00:28
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Is FhG AAC encoder bundled with Winamp 5.63 a decent one, or there are better free alternative?.This encoder can achieve a maximum bitrate of 448 kbps on CBR mode and LC profile, but I wonder if it's more efficient than other encoders, as I'm considering switching fro MP3 insane preset encodec with LAME 3.99.5 and re-ripping lossless source into AAC-LC (.m4a) files.Thanks in advance.

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post Dec 23 2012, 13:33
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QUOTE (soundping @ Dec 23 2012, 08:19) *
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Is FhG AAC encoder bundled with Winamp 5.63 a decent one, or there are better free alternative?

Opus is a very good Lossy free format. But it's not fully supported (yet) as ACC is.

BTW There no reason to go CBR with AAC it's a Lossy format. You're just wasting space and not gaining any audio quality. wink.gif


Hehe, I expected to read that.But due to plenty of hard disk storage and maybe a bit of pareidolia (I want to believe it sounds better even if actually doesn't), I think I'll be sticking with CBR.But reconverting my CDs and FLAC to AAC is advisable, or am I probably wasting my time?I don't think I'll hear a noticeable difference between MP3 @ 320 kbps and AAC @ 448 kbps with the headphone I have (Sony MDR-V55), but maybe it's time to change and adopt a newer and more efficient compressing technology.Thanks for the answers, I'll keep using Winamp FhG AAC encoder, at least I have everything I need in one single application. biggrin.gif
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post Dec 23 2012, 14:16
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BTW There no reason to go CBR with AAC it's a Lossy format. You're just wasting space and not gaining any audio quality. wink.gif


Hehe, I expected to read that.But due to plenty of hard disk storage and maybe a bit of pareidolia (I want to believe it sounds better even if actually doesn't), I think I'll be sticking with CBR.But reconverting my CDs and FLAC to AAC is advisable, or am I probably wasting my time?I don't think I'll hear a noticeable difference between MP3 @ 320 kbps and AAC @ 448 kbps with the headphone I have (Sony MDR-V55), but maybe it's time to change and adopt a newer and more efficient compressing technology


IF you have storage and want to believe it sounds better, why not just play the flac files? OH, but they are VBR...

BTW, Some of my flac files are already smaller than 448 kb/s.


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