Decoder Source: Michael Hipp
Price: free
Settings: n/a
Similar products: decoding routine used in lame and Winamp mpg123 plug-in
Verdict: Excellent
VBR: All
Full file: Always
Major Flaws: none
Minor Flaws: none
Output level: correct
1-bit relative accuracy: Excellent
1-bit absolute accuracy: Excellent

mpg123 is a linux mp3 player, and is not tested here. However, the decoding engine from mpg123 has been ported to Windows in a variety of guises. The decoders we tested that used mpg123 code as their source gave excellent results. The following decoders based on mpg123 have been tested:

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