[MEncoder-users] Re: Why use TOOLS/calcbpp.pl and scale ?

Guillaume POIRIER poirierg at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 18:31:30 CET 2006

On 3/2/06, Hynek Schlawack <hs+mencoder at ox.cx> wrote:
> RC <rcooley at spamcop.net> writes:
> >> So do I if it is 5.1, otherwise I use vorbis.
> > I'd like to use vorbis, which sounds better than MP3 at similar bitrates
> > 99% of the time, but unfortunately that 1% of the time, it has
> > incredibly disgusting sounding artifacts.
> > Try something like the sounds of the cannonballs screeching through the
> > air in Gettysburg, or the metallic sounds of the hull being compressed
> > and the engine noise in Das Boot.  They sound like they're being played
> > back through a tin can... underwater.
> How about AAC? Does it also have these artifacts?

It's all a matter of implementation. Maybe, maybe not, as there's
nothing in the norm that makes either Vorbis or AAC _have to_ behave
bad in such cases.

Reinventing the wheel certainly is annoying, but as long as all other
wheels are square...

Reimar Döffinger

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