[Matroska-devel] Re: [mpc-devel] Re: Protocol of my 2+ hrs telephone conversation with Frank Klemm

Christian HJ Wiesner chris at wiesneronline.net
Mon Nov 17 23:02:02 CET 2003

Roberto José de Amorim wrote:

>It's worth mentioning that AC3 doesn't cope well with VBR. Even though
>it might be accepted by the standard, several decoders (most 
>notably the ones from Dolby) choke on VBR streams.
Roberto has a point here. It could be a wise decision to test especially 
hardware AC3 decoders on their VBR performance before actually investing 
work into a better tuned AC3 encoder. Apart from the better hardware 
decoder support in existing DVD players and Surround receivers, i 
personally cant see any reason to not use AAC for a new encoder format. 
I guess Frank has made tests already, i hope he is capable of sending a 
reply on this matter sooner or later.


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