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Old 2007-05-16, 15:08   Link #6
Two bit encoder
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Age: 34
Well there isn't much in it between Vorbis and AAC now, some cases Vorbis edges ahead, others AAC is better.

Though in true Hydrogenaudio style, I should say ABX OR GTFO. It's kind of a shame that LC-AAC has become the defacto standard for AAC, because if Nero were to implement LTP into their free encoder, I'm sure it would give Vorbis a very hard time (since it's already holding it's own).

A shame, but to some extent it's the community that makes things the way they are.

Some of these are a bit old, but perhaps will serve some insight. It suggests that AAC has (or had) the upper hand at 105/128kbps, with Vorbis pulling back at 192kbps. Not surprisingly, at the low end (64kbps) AAC had quite an advantage, even with LC-AAC. Since these tests, the Nero CLI AAC encoder has had a few updates, so it has potentially closed the gap; however I don't know how Vorbis is progressing, so it might be so damn close it doesn't even matter.

Mixed results, but you should be the judge ultimately.
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