So which audio codec do you use?

Discussion in 'Computer Forum' started by alpha1, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    I prefer using Musepack for bitrates ~180kbps and higher. Gives near transparency.

    For 160kbps and lower, Ogg-Vorbis.

    Actually Ogg-Vorbis rules in higher bit rate regime too, but it makes slightly bigger files than Muse.

    So all people who though mp3 is be-all/end-all, please open you eyes to better codecs that dont compromize on quality and file size.
  2. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!


    That should be read as audio codec. not uudio codec
  3. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    Is there any place to download songs in these formats
    u get only Mp3s
    i guess it will take some time for these to catch on.
  4. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Ummm, I meant which audio codec yu use to rip Audio CDs etc.
    Ofcourse, you cant help it if the boffins use only mp3 to rip orginal CDs.
  5. sayanakaharry

    sayanakaharry Forum Leader


    exactly the same as u. musepack for 320 and OGG for 256. dont encode below 256.
  6. g0g0l

    g0g0l ! SpAm

    n' I also use LameMP3 encoder wen encoding to 128 KBPS
  7. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    ^ mp3 @ 128?

    AAC, WMA and Ogg beat MP3 at even 128kbps.

    Best bet - go for AAC right now at low bit rates.
  8. g0g0l

    g0g0l ! SpAm

    But as you know, we tend to stay with the defaults (Human nature that is). Also, most of the VCD players (Older ones) Would not support those extensions i guess and i have lotz of friends who own one of those( and I like to share :p:)
    Personally, i don't like to encode songs. I like to hear it as it is....
  9. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Your wish.

    I was just trying to say that you can have a good quality with small filesize.

    No need to keep .wav or .cda files which gobble up the whole hardisk/CD/DVD
  10. g0g0l

    g0g0l ! SpAm

    Arre yaar who said I keep dem in my hard disk!! Either I buy original CDs, or, if I download or get anything from friends, I burn it into CDs. But I like the original sound too much. i can spend a whole blank CD for that...
  11. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    But when you cant distinguish between a 16-bit Wave file from a ~180kbps MPC file, whats the point in wasting CDs?

    Or you dont actually mean you can distinguish :shock:?

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