Friday, January 27, 2006
Reaching 128kbps audio bliss.
The results of a public 128kbps multiformat test have been posted. Compared with previous results, it looks like all CODECs are reach a level of high quality with minimal difference between each. The next stop is to achieve the same levels of quality at lower bitrates. HE-AACv2 it out and in the process of being refined. You can get HE-AACv2 in WinAmp 5.12. Winamp 5.2 currently in beta test. It should be bringing refinements to HE-AAC. Nero is also beta testing their AAC and hopefully have an update soon.