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AAC at 128kbps public listening test

Roberto Amorim of Rarewares.com is conducting a public test to find out which encoder is best at encoding AAC at 128Kbps CBR. Everyone is welcomed to particpate.

“In the last few months/weeks, AAC has been receiving some media coverage thanks to the efforts of companies like Apple and AOL to push the format forward. Since there are several available AAC encoders, both free and commercial ones, interest for a comparision was raised by concerned users. Then this test was created. The test is scheduled to end on June 15. This date may be extended if proven to be necessary.”

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I tried AAC encoding at several speeds using Apple’s iTunes 4.0.1 and found that setting it to 192kbps with 48KHz produces very nice sounding music files which are smaller in file size than the alt-extreme setting I used before with a LAME encoder…

Posted by Anton in Irvine, CA on June 11, 2003 at 7:00 AM (CDT)


using itunes, i encoded the same track in mp3 and aac at 128, 160, and 192. the mp3 was actually set at vbr so it’s kind of cheating and uses only those bitrates as lower bounds. in any case, i felt the 192 mp3 sounded far superior than everything else.

Posted by andy in Irvine, CA on June 11, 2003 at 11:15 AM (CDT)


“setting it to 192kbps with 48KHz”

You realize that CDs are 44.1 KHz right?

Posted by James in Irvine, CA on June 11, 2003 at 6:01 PM (CDT)


u cant play 48khz ones on cds or iPod

Posted by ti in Irvine, CA on August 20, 2003 at 5:26 AM (CDT)

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