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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. #106

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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    I have made changes to my collection several times, used monkies, Ogg, mp3 etc, although I found Monkies, a good codec, like ogg, it has little support or usage elswhere in the world... mp3 tho being the most used, is locked at 16 bit. so MP4 it is for me now as it has better support in commercial hardware, good quality and file size.

  2. #107
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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    MP3

    For Fast Fraunhoffer (Music Match 4.x and above) I do 160kbps
    For Lame (audio grabber, dbpa), I do 192kbps

    With headphones on I cannot tell much diff between the FF at 160 and the Lame at 192.

  3. #108
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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    This thread keeps popping up as new, even though no new posts are showing up.

    Is this because it is a poll, and folks (or webspiders?) keep submitting responses?

    -brendan

  4. #109
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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    Its because people keep voting in the poll

  5. #110
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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by LtData
    Its because people keep voting in the poll
    Ok then. Well, I figure I should put something smart, then, at the end of the thread while I can.

    Hey you! Yeah you! What are you doing at the keyboard? Go outside! Have fun!

    -brendan

  6. #111

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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    • I primarily rip to .APE. Monkeys Audio (.APE) is slightly better than FLAC according to tests I ran over a year ago. See also the table at http://www.monkeysaudio.com/comparison.html for a comparison of the performance of most of the popular lossless compressors.
    • Lossless compression allows for conversion to a lossy format later should I need to download to a player such as the IPod.
    • With the low cost of large hard drives these days, space isn't an issue, nor is the cost of a backup drive. A 320 GB hard drive can store a little over 8000 30-Mbyte APE files. Classical music typically rips with an average compression ratio of 2.2:1. Rock, pop and folk music usually around 1.5:1. Anyone who rips a lot of music should have at least two backups and this is easy to do now with the large and cheap drives.
    • I do a fair amount of wave editing of tracks I've ripped, often sometime after I've ripped them. This necessitates a lossless compression. I'm always on the hunt for beautiful and prefessionally recorded music and I rarely rip entire CD's, only tracks I like.
    • Music files that are poorly recorded (ie, noisy, contain distortion, poor miking, etc) or one's that interest me only a little I rip to m4a Nero (AAC) or mp3.

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