AAC vs MP3 VBR -v1

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AAC vs MP3 VBR -v1

Post by telliott » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:13 pm

I downloaded the trial AAC plugin for MM. I want to try AAC transcoding of my FLAC files when filling my iPod Touch 16 gig. I had been using MP3 VBR -v1

I am currently using M4A VBR 75%. Is that going to give me similar sound quality with smaller file sizes? I know there is no exact answer but I haven't messed with AAC much.

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Re: AAC vs MP3 VBR -v1

Post by nohitter151 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:24 pm

Maybe you should just test some files at different encoder settings and see what suits you.
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Re: AAC vs MP3 VBR -v1

Post by telliott » Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:22 pm

I could do that but I'm asking other people's opinion

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Re: AAC vs MP3 VBR -v1

Post by malikatan » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:49 pm

Hi,

I've done some comparison of quality levels between AAC and MP3 at various bit rates in including both constant and variable rates.

I used the Winamp encoder, not the MM encoder. I believe they are based on the same code though.

In ALL cases, I found that MP3 resulted noticeably more accurate sound than AAC. The difference was not subtle.

I do find though that AAC gives a character that might be considered more appealing (maybe softer or warmer) compared to MP3.

In the end, I bought a 64GB iPod touch and use MP3 320 kbps for all my music.

My 2 cents.

Matt

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