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Why BladeEnc is so bad?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by cd-rw.org, Mar 18, 2002.

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  1. cd-rw.org

    cd-rw.org Active member

    Jan 22, 2002
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    For some reason many people consider the Blade Encoder as a high quality MP3 compressor, while this is certainly not the case.

    Garbriel Bouvigne summarizes Blade's faults briefly (audiofora.com):

    -No lowpassing
    -wrong transcient detection
    -too late short block switching
    -bad reservoir handling
    -no joint stereo
    -non optimal huffman compression
    -a lot of bugs everywhere
    -wrong ath
    -bad best quantization selection
    -no scalefactor use
    -no scfsi

    Very technical stuff, but the point is that there is no reason AT ALL to use BladeEnc.

    The highest quality MP3 compressor at the moment is LAME MP3 Encoder. Especially in VBR modes it delivers outstanding quality.


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