Real Audio Codecs
All encoded files from 16b 44k1 stereo PCM.
encoding : Real Producer 8 Mac-- audio playback: Real Player as
"RA8" codecs are recent ones that work only with Real Player 8 and Real Producer 8, but not with Real Player G2 (7) and Real Producer G2 (7)
"HR" codecs are "High Response" codecs, that means that the PCM audio is resampled to a higher sampling frequency prior to applying the Real Audio perceptual compression codecs.
The comparison between the Real Player 7 32kbs stereo codec and the Real Player 8 32kbs stereo codecs shows that the new RA8 codecs sound indeed a good deal better !
Same remark concerning the difference between the v7and v8 96kbs stereo music codecs - less obvious - listen to the hi hat.