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Which of these formats is highest quality?

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by WNxScythe, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Meandor

    Meandor Dark Elf

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    Wow, who thought that audio compression schemes could make so many people yell at each other. Ah, well... OGG is the best quality, and yes, it takes a little more to learn how to use. Winamp plays it just fine, granted you know what you're doing and have the mental capacity to install a few files. Again, if you know what you're doing OGG will produce better sounding files with smaller sizes.
     
  2. The ORIGINAL South Of Heaven

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    I like to keep it simple. Wave file if I care about sound quality, MP3 for everything else.
     
  3. dill_the_devil

    dill_the_devil OneMetal.com Music Editor

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    Sounds like I'm gonna have to switch to OGGs... my digital music player supports 'em, and it's only got 256Mb memory - I didn't know anything about OGGs, so I just stuck to WMAs to get more tracks on it.
     
  4. polarity

    polarity New Metal Member

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  5. DE

    DE vote bnp

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    Why not rip to FLAC/SHN and save some space whilst retaining perfect sound quality
     
  6. Jean-Pierre

    Jean-Pierre Son of The Bitch

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    That one.
     
  7. V.V.V.V.V.

    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    Aren't OGGs gigantic? I may be mistaken. I just use mp3. I'm not really an audiophile, so whatever.
     
  8. Erik

    Erik New Metal Member

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    You're just jealous because I'm inherently superior to you through my pure Aryan bloodline.
     
  9. Erik

    Erik New Metal Member

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    MATH 101!

    Exercise 1.

    a) Given a 60-second OGG Vorbis file at 192 Kbit per second and a 60-second MP3 file at 192 Kbit per second, which is the larger file?

    A) The OGG Vorbis file
    B) The MP3 file
    C) They're the same size


    b) Which sounds better at the same bitrate?

    A) The OGG Vorbis file
    B) The MP3 file
    C) There's no difference


    Please hand in your answers before this Friday
     
  10. V.V.V.V.V.

    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    You could have just told me instead of being gay.
     
  11. The ORIGINAL South Of Heaven

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    I've never heard of that format before. I don't have any real ripping program, I use Cubase SX, which is a pro audio sequencer/multitrack program, to rip them, and then save each of them individually. Most of the time though, I only keep music on my computer that I don't own.

    So anyways, what programs rip in that format?
     
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    FLAC and SHN take a lot of space. So I prefer mp3s with the alt-preset standard.
     
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    I just rip at 256kbps to stick on my HDD mp3 player. Sounds fine to me and as its a 60gb player i couldnt give a shit about the file sizes.
     
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    Exactly. OGG is the best lossy format I know of, but I understand musepack is also very good. I haven't researched the format, though, so any information would be appreciated.

    How do .ape files compare to flacs? I have some .ape files and they're easy to work with.
     
  15. mrweijia

    mrweijia Meh

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    I heard you need a .banana decoder to play .ape files.
     
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    You download a program from the monkeyaudio website and it decompresses an album of 45 minutes in around 2 minutes.
     
  17. prozak

    prozak Cross Inverter

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    OGG or Fraunhofer MP3 (192kps and up) are best.
     
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    CountSorion New Metal Member

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    Which essentially means that MP3 is superior to WMA... People who convert to less than 192 kbit/s are clearly insane or deaf.
     
  19. FluffyDonkey

    FluffyDonkey Ride The Spiral.

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    CD's are in wav format.
     
  20. DE

    DE vote bnp

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    No, LAME is a much superior encoder to the Fraunhofer one.
     

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