Published Date 10/19/07 10:23 AM
Wide support of WMA format along with MP3 by manufacturers of portable players and powerful marketing strategy of MS did the job – WMA is very popular.
Q90 setting was added to 192 kbit/s group although it renders SE test items at average 160 kbit/s bitrate. If there are some other contenders in this bitrate sub-group, new page "Coders 160 kbit/s" will be inserted.
In case of current activity of volunteer testers first reliable values for the rating will appear in a fortnight. SE thanks Stig Lykke Iversen for this codec proposal.
Try to grade one of 94 codecs rotated in SE system at the moment (ZIP: ~3Mb)