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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. #61

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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by ChristinaS
    The old turntable, while it can be plugged into the new amplifier, sounds terrible, as they are not really compatible.
    It seems that you only need a separate phono pre-amp for your new amplifier which are available from different manufacturers at a wide price range.

    I won't buy a new turntable for that, I am not that desperate. Especially since most everything I wanted to salvage off of my old vinyls is available on remastered cd's anyway. :D For the most part it's even cheaper than new current releases, and it beats any ability and patience I may have to transfer everything myself. But that's just me :D
    Right, I'm in a similar situation, but for some vinyls I might do it at some time, because they don't exist as an exact CD replica, e.g. the old ZZ Top albums.

  2. #62
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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    there are quite a few ZZ track/albums here: http://catalog.allofmp3.com/mcatalog.shtml?group=61

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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    Thanks for the link, but the only available "old album" there would be the first one, and I doubt that someone actually uploaded a lossless conversion of the original vinyl version. The problem with the first six ZZ Top albums is that they were republished in the CD Sixpack which was heavily remastered by the producer who thought this was a good idea back then. The 1:1 transfer from the original master tapes was done in 2004 with another 4-CD Box, but not completely. :(

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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    yes there is no wav file available for download. pick a track and i will grab it and we can see how good it is or isn't. i have an account there and it would only cost me something like 5 cents for the track

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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    Thanks Razgo for your kind offer, but I'm pretty sure the available "Rio Grande Mud" album on Allofmp3.com is a plain CD rip either from the Sixpack or the identical single CD which had been published shortly after the Sixpack release (like the other five in that box, too).

    To add something on-topic to this poll , I voted for AAC (of course) and lossless, too, because I stored some demo recordings of my band in APE format.

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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    Oh, oh! You've just lost your umlaut in the conversion! :D

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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    Yes, I've noticed that, too. This might become a problem when the forum cookie expires and I have to login again, at least this happened to me over at 3ivx.com.

  8. #68
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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    what is the correct letters that should be there? i will see if i can fix it.

  9. #69
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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    nevermind, i just realised this is all over the german and french forum also.

  10. #70
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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    For archiving I use Monkeys Audio on Normal setting, but for regular day to day listening I use MP3s done with Lame 3.96.1 on Alt Preset Standard.
    This way I have ready MP3s for trading with friends and if someone needs different format, or higher quality, I can just convert off the archive and don't have to search for that specific CD. Plus if anything happens to my MP3s, and I did loose the HD with all my movies and music once before, I don't have reripp all CD's, just do a bulk conversion.

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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)
    Here's my salvation of this: In winexplorer go to Tools>Folder Options>File Types. Press "New" button. add your extension, e.g., ogg or aac or mp4 or else =). Optional: Press "advanced" and choose what kind of file it is (windows media audio/video, etc). Now just check, M$ now goes familiar with not "original" file extensions! =)
    Last edited by Larry!; 10-28-2004 at 07:07 AM.

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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    Or use dMC R11 to add dBpowerAMPs columns in explorer, these support any audio file dbpoweramp knows about.

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    Re: MP3 is best compromise

    Ogg Vorbis , mp3, and APE.

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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    So, OGG Vorbis isn't lossles?

  15. #75
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    Re: Audio Format Poll

    No. Ogg is lossy just like mp3, wma, Musepack, and various other formats. More information about different audio formats is here: http://www.dbpoweramp.com/spoons-audio-guide.htm

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