[flac-dev] [PATCH] Improve LPC order guess

Brian Willoughby brianw at audiobanshee.com
Wed Dec 3 16:43:52 PST 2014

Thank you for the explanation, Martijn!

On Dec 3, 2014, at 9:38 AM, Martijn van Beurden <mvanb1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Op 03-12-14 om 18:14 schreef Brian Willoughby:
>> I would like to point out that 'quiet' material is common when making original recordings.
> This is probably a misunderstanding: I said that the material that suffers is usually quiet, not that all quiet material suffers.
>> I do a great deal of live recording, and the levels are always quiet in order to guard against clipping. These live recordings are then archived via FLAC to make sure nothing is lost.
> So do I, and I included a few unaltered samples with plenty of headroom in my standard test corpus for these improvements.
>> but recent 'improvements' are sacrificing performance in one area to enhance performance in another area.
> That is certainly not the case. The compression level retuning doesn't work beneficial for all material, but it is in this case simply coincidence that it is some quiet material that seems to suffer. The patch attached to this thread you're replying to however, for some reason benefits specifically this kind of sounds.

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