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View Poll Results: Which Audio Format does your Collection Use?

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  • Advanced Audio Coding (aac)

    200 17.41%
  • Lossless (Wave, Monkeys Audio, FLAC, Shorten...)

    394 34.29%
  • Mp3 (also mp2)

    598 52.05%
  • Mp3PRO

    69 6.01%
  • MPC

    95 8.27%
  • Ogg Vorbis

    254 22.11%
  • Window Media Audio (WMA)

    186 16.19%
  • Real Audio

    34 2.96%
  • VQF

    14 1.22%
  • Other

    54 4.70%
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Thread: Audio Format Poll

  1. #1
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    Question Audio Format Poll

    Which Audio Format does your Collection Use?

  2. #2
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    when i do any ripping it is typically in ogg format. but any songs or samples i download are typically in mp3 format.

    so I have both.

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    hehe WMA has a zero :happy:

    I'll be re-ripping my whole collection over to Ogg Vorbis once my iRriver supports it. (If :confused: )

    Of course, I'll always have mp3s hiding in some folder on my HDD from some download. If only you could download Ogg Vorbis files :cry:
    Last edited by MODatic; 06-09-2002 at 07:51 AM.

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    Vorbis / MP3 / Shorten

    I rip tons of Ogg Vorbis, download pounds of MP3, and trade a few Shorten.

    Shorten is increasingly popular in groups I trade in. I would like Illustrate to release a Shorten codec if it hasn't already (I'll check after this is posted). It would be expecially helpful if there were an easy to use codec that supported Shorten version 3.x (which supports "seek"), along with version 2.3a (last "official" version).
    http://shnutils.etree.org/shorten

    Es.
    Last edited by edgarde; 06-11-2002 at 11:47 AM.

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    I think Spoon intends to add a Shorten codec sometime in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled

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    I use Monkeys audio (for archival purposes on a seperate computer, I tried compared shorten and Monkeys both at max lossless compression and Monkeys came out with smaller file sizes) and MPC for all my other computers and for general listening. I use Vorbis on my iBook because I can't find a player for Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X that will play MPC and vorbis is better than MP3 by a long shot but MPC, IMO, is better than vorbis.

  7. #7
    I tend to mix mp3 and Monkeys (as some may remember from this post), as I download mp3 but rip monkeys.

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    Vorbis all the way...

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    mp3,most likely. not that i really love it,but it has good enough
    quality with certain bitrate,192kb/s for instance. though,if i need to record it without compression (for some reason),i`m just using a wav format. an advantage is that most progs has familiarity with those formats. it could change,but for now...:happy:

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    I still use MP3, though I would love it if most software/hardware made the switch to OGG. Until that happens, I'll stick with MP3 for a couple of reasons:

    -My MP3 player's software doesn't support it (OpenMG)
    -You can't download many OGG files from P2P networks
    -Getting out all of my CD's and re-ripping them to OGG would be time consuming, and maybe not worth the effort yet (I could transcode, but I don't want to).

    That being said, if OGG becomes more standarized, I wouldn't mind the switch.

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    P2P support for Ogg is increasing - the latest WinMX uses it, and apparently KaZaA also supports it, though I wouldn't know since I'd never let such a scummy piece of software on my hard drive.

    In fact, one of the few major programs not to support it is Nero Burning ROM, which is why I'm keen to try dBpowerAMP Audio CD Writer .

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    Amen to that

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    Winmx also has good support for MPC too, me and a few guys share their entire collection on it, you have to choose the 'other audio format' tho,for some weird reason.

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    First of all I would like to say hi.. and I love the dBpower stuff

    As to the poll.. my collection is exclusively mp3. Can someone tell me what the qualitiy difference is between mp3 and ogg? I don't have any experience in ogg format, but if it's better I'll see about converting my 1000's of songs over

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    MP3 is best compromise

    I've just started ripping my CD collection, mainly to cut compressed CDs to play in my iRiver, so MP3 works for me. Maximum compatibility is the main driver.

    I figure my next car system will be MP3 compatible too so I won't need to buy a stacker.

    At 192kbps the sound quality is fine, and compression is still good enough to get 10 or so albums per disk.

    One of the lossless formats would obviously be superior to keep as a master copy, and convert to MP3 only when writing to CDs, but the downside is I'd have to fork out the readies for heaps more hard drive space to keep it all on-line.

    I'm not into swapping / downloading - my internet connection is still dial-up.

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