D Audio Active MP3 decoder

Decoder Source: Audioactive http://www.audioactive.com/download/index.html
Version: v1.1.2 © 1998 Telos Systems
Price: Free
Settings: none
Similar products: Included in Audioactive Production Studio 2.0.
Audioactive are partnered with FhG.
Verdict: Good
VBR: Some
Full file: Always
Major Flaws: Some VBR files don't decode at all
Minor Flaws: 128kbps files have slight 16kHz+ error on one channel
Output level: correct
1-bit relative accuracy: Excellent
1-bit absolute accuracy: Excellent

Audio Active have worked closely with FhG, the developers of the MPEG-1 layer-3 format, to market a variety of mp3 tools. Their stand-alone mp3 decoder is easy to use: simply browse to the location of the mp3 file, and click decode (see screenshots). Unfortunately, it cannot handle certain VBR files, and has a slight high-frequency error in the output of one channel at 128kbps. Though this error is probably inaudible, one would have expected better from a company so closely involved with the creators of mp3.


Audioactive MP3 Decoder in use
Audioactive MP3 decoder in use

About Audioactive v1.1.2
About Audioactive version 1.1.2

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