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More Encoding Tests!

It's time for another TWiT encoding test. Please download the files below, try them out on your favorite devices to watch TWiT shows on (like Rokus, iPads, etc) and leave your results in the comments.

We're looking for:

  • Does it play?
  • Does it play smoothly?
  • How is the artifacting?
  • How is the quality?
  • Is it in sync?
  • And most importantly: compatibility. Try these on your devices and let us know if your favorite one for watching TWiT doesn't work.

 

Please leave your results in the comments below. Don't email them - leave them in the comments below.

Files labeled "existing" are what you get today when you download a TWiT netcast. Files labeled "proposed" are the new versions.

Existing SD mobile
http://twit.cachefly.net/video/ztest/ztest7400/ztest7400_h264b_640x368_256.mp4
MPEG 4 AVC Constrained Baseline (Level 3.0) 640x368 at 256kbps Video with AAC CBR 96kbps 2CH 48Khz 16-bit Audio

Proposed New SD mobile 
http://twit.cachefly.net/video/ztest/ztest7500/ztest7500_h264b_640x368_256.mp4
MPEG 4 AVC Constrained Baseline (Level 3.0) 640x368 at 256kbps Video with AAC VBR 96kbps 2CH 48Khz 16-bit Audio

Existing SD high
http://twit.cachefly.net/video/ztest/ztest7400/ztest7400_h264b_864x480_500.mp4
MPEG 4 AVC Constrained Baseline (Level 3.0) 864x480 at 500kbps Video with AAC CBR 96kbps 2CH 48Khz 16-bit Audio

Proposed New SD high 
http://twit.cachefly.net/video/ztest/ztest7500/ztest7500_h264m_864x480_500.mp4
MPEG 4 AVC Main (Level 3.1) 864x480 at 500kbps Video with AAC VBR 96kbps 2CH 48Khz 16-bit Audio

Existing HD
http://twit.cachefly.net/video/ztest/ztest7400/ztest7400_h264b_1280x720_2560.mp4
MPEG 4 AVC Constrained Baseline (Level 3.0) 1280x720 at 2560kbps Video with AAC CBR 128kbps 2CH 48Khz 16-bit Audio

Proposed New HD 
http://twit.cachefly.net/video/ztest/ztest7500/ztest7500_h264m_1280x720_1872.mp4
MPEG 4 AVC Main (Level 3.2) 1280x720 at 1872kbps Video with AAC CBR 256kbps 2CH 48Khz 16-bit Audio

EDIT: Thanks for all the feedback so far. One thing I forgot to include is that these are obviously going to work on a computer running VLC or your other favorite media player software. What we're looking for is DEVICES you like to watch TWiT on. That is, things that are not your computer. Your portable devices and the boxes hooekd up to your TV.