|Version:||build 7782 © 2000 DaanSystems|
|Similar products:||Uses the Xaudio decoding engine|
|Minor Flaws:||Audible drop out with lame encoded tone sweep, possible high frequency error decoding blade files|
|1-bit relative accuracy:||Excellent|
|1-bit absolute accuracy:||Excellent|
Cool Player is a compact mp3 player - the download is less than 200kB! The player can decode mp3 files to wavs by selecting the "output to file" option - see screenshots.
Cool Player uses the Xaudio mp3 decoding engine. Xaudio has a slight problem with a particular lame encoded tone sweep (probably related to the 8191 / 100Hz bug), and disagrees with the latest mp3 decoders when decoding a Blade encoded file. However, the differences between the old decoders (l3dec, Xaudio etc) and the newer ones ACM 1999, lame etc) are tiny (-70dB), and mainly above 20kHz.
Cool Player itself makes no mistakes, beyond those due to the Xaudio decoding engine. A later version of Cool Player (build 8006) offers the choice of a MAD decoder plug-in, which will remedy the noted decoding bugs, but will clip the end off most files. For perfect decodes you must look elsewhere, however at less than 200kB, Cool Player is a very attractive download.
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