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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. #16
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    I rip exclusively to monkeys cause quality is * 1 with me,but i have some mp3 and some ogg.


    Whats the origin of .ape anyway,is that a spoon creation?

  2. #17
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  3. #18

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    I'm blessed with an audio-challenge (I'm a bit deaf ) so I'm sticking with (and converting every file I find to) MP3, which is still - and probably will be - the best supported format...

  4. #19
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    yes mp3 is prbably still the most widely supported format. however that will/is slowly changing.

    what is being a bit deaf got to do with mp3's?

  5. #20

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    Quantity over quality :p

    (MP3's can play in my car if I want to, ogg's won't.)

  6. #21
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    yeh it's a shame more hardware support isn't there yet for OGG.

    but if you ever want to reach the "G" Spot in OGG do a convert to ogg q-6 / 192/kbps Variable Bitrate. near cd quality perfection :p

  7. #22

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    Well, my car CD-player does actually play CD's too

  8. #23

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    any tried soulseek lately?

  9. #24
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    Talking well i use all the types including

    .asf , but wma for my player but winamp plays every format there is and i guess i so used to it that i will never change peace to yous AA

  10. #25
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    Wink

    I've tried most of them. Even ones not supported by DMC. I'm not trying to have a uniform collection, though. It would take too much time. In theory I like Ogg the best because it is truly a free, open architecture format. Other formats might also be free, but I don't know about it.

    It isn't like people are going to come along and try to charge you money for your Mp3s (at least I hope not) but the idea of a truly non comercial format is appealing. Like the DMC itself

    Still, I use flac, mpc, shn, ogg, ape, mp3 (lame, frauenhoffer, and pro), Mp2 & 4, Wma 9 (though I hate to admit it), wvc, and more.

    My major gripe about all these formats, is that my Windows XP doesn't recognize most of them as being audio files, and so the ID tag info doesn't show up in explorer. (or only the title)

    Comparing audio quality is difficult, because they are always releasing new codecs, and to compare someone's old version with the latest of another kind is useless.

  11. #26
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    My major gripe about all these formats, is that my Windows XP doesn't recognize most of them as being audio files, and so the ID tag info doesn't show up in explorer. (or only the title)
    i don't run XP but i would check with Spoon on this one, as it should all work fine in that area.

  12. #27
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    Not within explorers file list, that would need special coding which is on my todo list...

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    I've been using Monkeys for classical and Jazz, for lossy MPC,for portable mp3 at 128kps on nomad llc, and wave on nomad 10g., holds about 150 songs.

  14. #29
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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Mortus
    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

    It's mainly opinion, but the first time I ever listened to an ogg rip right after hearing the same song ripped to mp3... it really caught my attention. I looked up at my speakers and started thinking I had a bad wire connection before. The dynamic range was much better with ogg. I think the technical phrase would be 'better psychoacoustcal modeling'. mp3's sound slightly muddy to me while ogg files sound more crisp. When you say "convert to .ogg", I hope you mean "rip to ogg". Converting between lossy formats should only be done as a last resort. Converting from .mp3 to .ogg can add noises or "artifacts' that you don't want.

    If you have the storage space and you want to archive your sound collection permanently, you should really rip to a lossless format. I trust .flac for longevity and offering future hardware support. Spoon has always promoted .ape and I'm sure it is a slightly better performer, but I think .flac will be better accepted by the general public. If you rip to lossless, then you can make quick copies to whatever lossy format you want for portable devices.

    I usually rip all my new cd's to .ogg. I don't really download music off the web. My computer output goes to my home sound system, so I have a jukebox of several thousand songs available at the click of a mouse.

    Mti

  15. #30
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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    My major gripe about all these formats, is that my Windows XP doesn't recognize most of them as being audio files, and so the ID tag info doesn't show up in explorer. (or only the title)

    I like the fact that Microsoft doesn't know what a file type is. If I know what it is and I have a stand-alone application that knows what it is, I'm very happy.

    Mti

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