Thursday, October 13th 2005

Today I ABX-ed My First V1-quality MP3

How’s that for a technical heading?

For those who are not really into ABX-ing: It’s the art of comparing a compressed sound file with it’s uncompressed original. The point is to find out for yourself at what quality level you have to set your MP3 or OGG encoder to not be able to tell the compressed song from the original. Today I encoded a certain song (Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends) with the V1 quality setting of the Lame MP3 encoder, which for this song gave an average of 241 kbps.

That means I must have pretty decent hearing after all. Which is strange, because it was my hearing which got me out of the involuntary Swedish military service.

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