[LAU] Best-quality command-line float32-to-16-bit conversion?
ken at restivo.org
Fri Apr 23 23:00:30 UTC 2010
On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 11:33:36PM +0200, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 02:20:00PM -0700, Ken Restivo wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 10:58:03PM +0200, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> > > On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 10:31:38PM +0200, Julien Claassen wrote:
> > >
> > > > I have Ecasound, sndfile-convert and sox. But from these three I
> > > > deem sndfile-convert to be the best. but I seem to remember, that
> > > > Fons Adriaensen recently released a tool/library to do the same
> > > > task. I believe it is as good as or better than sndfile-convert. I
> > > > seem to recall, that there were issues with finetuning dithering,
> > > > that sndfile didn't offer. As I said, I'm not 100% syure about that.
> > >
> > > That is the 'resample' application, part of the source distribution
> > > of zita-resampler. For 16-bit output it offers rectangular,
> > > triangular or Lipschitz noise shaped dithering.
> > >
> > Thanks, I'm looking at the different dithering types here:
> > http://www.kokkinizita.net/linuxaudio/dithering.html
> > And wondering, which is the "best" of them to use?
> > Looks to me like the rectangular creates the fewest harmonics. Am I reading this correctly?
> No. The only harmonics to be seen are in the first picture,
> the one with *no* dithering.
> For final delivery (e.g. a CD) the noise-shaped one should
> be the best, it will produce the least audible noise. This
> doesn't matter is you have a constant high level, it does
> for music with a wide dynamic range.
Cool. Is that the "Lipschitz error feedback filter" then?
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