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Mix3dmessagez
post Jan 26 2013, 17:10
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I have some needledrops, 24/96 *forget the hdtracks now cause i'm learning some new stuff*

andn i use izotope src and mbit to resample and dither to 48/16

i've apparently learned that there is no depth in aac *bit depth*

and i'm curious, is it better to simply just leave all my drops at 24 bits so when encoded for portable use it will be used?

In comparisons i've done when dithered and when just left normal the dithered files *when both are encoded to aac* result in slightly larger file sizes and higher bitrates *of maybe 1,2 o even 3 larger, than when converting from 24 bit sources.

I figured with that being the case it must ignore bit depths and always use 16 bit anyway so I left it at that.

If any experts could provide me insight it would be greatly appreciated as i'd like to know which is better and how much difference it makes *not in terms of listening tests but scienticially*
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post Jan 26 2013, 23:36
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Will this silly notion that a listening test does not somehow constitute "science" when dealing with perceptual coding ever die?

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post Jan 27 2013, 05:00
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QUOTE (greynol @ Jan 26 2013, 17:36) *
Will this silly notion that a listening test does not somehow constitute "science" when dealing with perceptual coding ever die?



I apologize for my inspecification, I meant, I was looking for a reason as to if one choice was better than the other why, so I could learn, as I'm very interested in audio fidelity and all its perks too, not, that's the only and listening tests don't prove anything.

i tried googling this and found no topics on it so i came here


Bitrate goes up slightly because the dither is harder to compress. I probably wouldn't bother dithering down to 16 bit, but it won't make much difference.

When you say it won't make much difference which choice, are you referring to the fact of with lossy compression the differences between dithering or just converting from the 24 bit source will be insigificant?
With that being said, i remember reading when you resample you should always dither
The files in hand are resamples with izotope, then i dither with mbit dither+ for portable use.

How does qt aac handle 24 bit compared to dithering it in izotope?
Which is better *As in, better, not what i prefer sonically* and why?
Is the difference significant between the 2 options? and why?

I hope i don't come off as annoying, i'm genuinely interested in knowing these things.
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