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by Lateralus
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: Max and VBR AAC
Replies: 4
Views: 4527

Re: Max and VBR AAC

Lateralus wrote:And are the bit rates I'm seeing peak frequencies, or the median?
Lateralus wrote:...when I see an album encoded with VBR showing different rates for each track, what am I looking at; median or peak? I assume median.
Anybody? :(
by Lateralus
Sun May 31, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: Max and VBR AAC
Replies: 4
Views: 4527

Re: Max and VBR AAC

I'm glad you figured it out, because I'd been putting off my response :) Mean... :D I'm apparently still learning about lossy encoding, so when I see an album encoded with VBR showing different rates for each track, what am I looking at; base, median or peak? I assume median. Regardless, I prefer t...
by Lateralus
Sun May 31, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: Max and VBR AAC
Replies: 4
Views: 4527

Re: Max and VBR AAC

Ah, okay. Apparently my understanding of lossly encoding was just completely incorrect. I'd believed that when ripping with a lossy codec, the selected bit rate (say... 320) functioned as the peak bit rate with frequencies above it being filtered. Now I understand that the selected bit rate serves a...
by Lateralus
Sun May 31, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Max
Topic: Help I lost my tags, when I converted!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4004

Re: Help I lost my tags, when I converted!!

I was under the impression that both ALAC and FLAC were completely uncompressed just as AIFF and WAV. The difference being that ALAC and FLAC save space by ripping at a variable bit rate, rather than needlessly consuming space for sound that isn't in the track.
by Lateralus
Sat May 30, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: Help I lost my tags, when I converted!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4004

Re: Help I lost my tags, when I converted!!

Not to mention the fact that Apple Lossless doesn't needlessly consume space like AIFF does.
by Lateralus
Fri May 29, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: Max
Topic: Max and VBR AAC
Replies: 4
Views: 4527

Max and VBR AAC

So I decided to play around with Max to see what it could achieve when creating a VBR AAC file, either directly from a CD or from a converted Apple Lossless file. And the end result is pretty odd... http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/9721/picture1bup.png http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/3420/picture3j...