[LAU] Lossy audio to lossless format

Markus Seeber markus.seeber at spectralbird.de
Wed Oct 1 14:17:54 UTC 2014

On 1. Oktober 2014 15:14:22 MESZ, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 7:27 AM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
>> Your ears are probably the best tool. Some hear well, and some do
>> I am amazed at the number of people who cannot tell if mp3 has ever
>> in the mix. To me its obvious, when your ears get tired of it, and
>want to
>> "change the station" in just a minute or so, its been an mp3 at some
>> point.
>For crying out loud, stop this nonsense!
>It is established without any shadow of a doubt that the overwhelming
>majority of the population CANNOT tell the difference between a
>bit-rate encoding in mp3 format and the original PCM data. This isn't
>for debate.
>Reasonable bit-rate means 256kbps; by the time you reach 320kbps even
>expert listeners have a very very hard time differentiating the mp3
>the PCM in an ABX test.
>By all means talk about low bit rate encodings and how they are no
>but please folks - double blind testing doesn't lie, and the double
>tests are close to unambiguous at this point.
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Also, mp3 did change in quality over the years, but if you have old low Bitrate mp3, well... thats your fault. Same goes for using old/crappy implemented encoders/decoders.
-- Markus
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