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Lostincyberspace
November 17th, 2007, 08:17 PM
What is your favorite encoding for audio.

My choices
#1. OGG, high quality is possible but still has tags
#2. MP3, I can use it on my mp3 players

I don't really like any of the lossless types because they dont have tags so I have no Idea what I'm listening to. :guitar:

happysmileman
November 17th, 2007, 08:37 PM
What is your favorite encoding for audio.

My choices
#1. OGG, high quality is possible but still has tags
#2. MP3, I can use it on my mp3 players

I don't really like any of the lossless types because they dont have tags so I have no Idea what I'm listening to. :guitar:

Same as yours, wish i had an MP3 player that supported OGG, when i get my friends CD I'm gonna save it as FLAC as well as MP3, since there'll probably never be more than 2-3 copies (he made it as a joke) and I'd like to know I have it in it's original quality (I'm getting the first copy of it)

hessiess
November 17th, 2007, 09:08 PM
flac and oog

Lostincyberspace
November 17th, 2007, 09:12 PM
I'd like to know I have it in it's original quality (I'm getting the first copy of it)

If you want it original quality then just rip an iso. :lol:

happysmileman
November 17th, 2007, 09:30 PM
If you want it original quality then just rip an iso. :lol:

Was thinking that, but FLAC is lossless and can at least be listened to, also it'd take much less space (short CD). Main thing I'm thinking about is whether he burned the music straight from the WAV files he made or whether we converted to MP3 first and then burned. *Goes to call friend*

TeaSwigger
November 18th, 2007, 03:59 AM
FLAC, and it does support tags.

tdrusk
November 18th, 2007, 05:20 AM
mp3. My ipod plays it and it's supported by basically everything.

stmiller
November 18th, 2007, 05:24 AM
I like lame 3.97 with this:


lame -V2 --vbr-new -q0 file.wav file.mp3

yabbadabbadont
November 18th, 2007, 05:29 AM
FLAC, and it does support tags.

++

(abcde to rip to flac, and it uses metaflac to set the tags)

rowanparker
November 18th, 2007, 11:23 AM
MP3
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Sounds good, small files, everything will play it.

bobbocanfly
November 18th, 2007, 12:09 PM
Flac
Ogg -q 1
MP3 (lame -V 0 --vbr-new)

n3tfury
November 18th, 2007, 04:05 PM
FLAC
Nero AAC

corbbz
November 18th, 2007, 05:14 PM
1. FLAC - by far the best choice. (space shouldn't be a problem nowadays?)
2. Ogg - another copy of the music for portable players (and if the portable doesn't support this, its not worth of buying ^^).

inversekinetix
November 19th, 2007, 05:16 AM
.shn .flac .mp3

FranMichaels
November 19th, 2007, 05:38 AM
flac and ogg.

flac especially since it is the same quality as the source, and can easily be converted to other formats if need be.

kevdog
November 19th, 2007, 05:43 AM
Does monkey's audio (ape) lossless codec produce smaller files than flac?

yabbadabbadont
November 19th, 2007, 05:45 AM
Does monkey's audio (ape) lossless codec produce smaller files than flac?

Maybe, but good luck finding linux software that will encode to it. I don't believe that it is a truly open format whereas flac is.

kevdog
November 19th, 2007, 05:49 AM
I didnt know that -- any other lossless codecs that can go Ubuntu style?

nalmeth
November 19th, 2007, 05:50 AM
One more vote for flac for home use (i.e. portable devices may need different choices)

Once you go lossless, you don't go back

Dirty Ole
November 19th, 2007, 05:57 AM
Mp3.

mellowd
November 19th, 2007, 05:59 AM
flac and ogg

yabbadabbadont
November 19th, 2007, 06:04 AM
I didnt know that -- any other lossless codecs that can go Ubuntu style?

Just use flac. As noted by others, once your collection is encoded in flac format, it is trivially simple to convert to a lossy format for use on portable players.

Lostincyberspace
November 19th, 2007, 06:20 AM
does any one know if grip will burn flac with tags. :)

mrf
November 19th, 2007, 06:55 AM
alac, because I can use it on my portable player, does have tags, and I can convert it to whatever other format without loss, if I want to.

EDIT: ok, I take that back alac doesn't use tags. damit.

cozmicharlie
December 13th, 2007, 12:46 PM
Any lossless but I prefer flac also. I use Rythmbox in my Ipod so I don't need to convert to mp3, I can tag flac and almost all players will play flac. If I do have to convert to lossy I use mp3lame. For those usnig ipods with the native software, Apple lossless isn't bad- smaller files than flac and still good sound.

n3tfury
December 13th, 2007, 12:52 PM
and almost all players will play flac.

are you referring to DAP's or an OS's media player?

kpkeerthi
December 13th, 2007, 01:00 PM
Flac - For Archived Media
MP3 (lame -V 0 --vbr-new) - For my iPod

yabbadabbadont
December 13th, 2007, 11:48 PM
are you referring to DAP's or an OS's media player?

He almost has to be talking about software players in the OS. I've only heard about one or two hardware players that support FLAC. If you are watching, Santa, I would really, really, like one for Christmas this year. :D

bruce89
December 13th, 2007, 11:59 PM
ARRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH.

Ogg is a container format.

Vorbis is an audio compression method.

FLAC can be put in an Ogg container.

cozmicharlie
December 17th, 2007, 06:35 AM
He almost has to be talking about software players in the OS. I've only heard about one or two hardware players that support FLAC. If you are watching, Santa, I would really, really, like one for Christmas this year. :D

Yes I am talking about players in the OS (Quod Libet, Amarok and even Rythmbox plays flac), though I play flac files in my Ipod using Rockbox.

Lostincyberspace
December 17th, 2007, 06:48 AM
Windows is lacking in the flac playing category since I just realized that I cant play my new flac collection in itunes, one of the most common music player, haven't tried others yet though.

Tom Mann
December 17th, 2007, 08:35 AM
FLAC then MP3

hugmenot
December 17th, 2007, 06:34 PM
Flac and Vorbis.



If you want it original quality then just rip an iso. :lol:

CD Audio is ripped as PCM, viz. WAV. You can just as well compress that. You cannot rip a CD to ISO.



I don't really like any of the lossless types because they dont have tags so I have no Idea what I'm listening to. :guitar:

All lossless codecs support tags.


I didnt know that -- any other lossless codecs that can go Ubuntu style?

Wavpack is well supported and compresses better at the cost of speed.

Bungo Pony
December 17th, 2007, 06:49 PM
None.

Seriously, I only use encoded audio when I need to, which isn't very often. I prefer to listen to the original CDs than have it stored on my computer.

But when I need to put it in a digital format, it's usually .wav or .mp3 which are pretty universal. I only use MP3s when space is an issue or an advantage. I'm currently preparing my third DVD full of MP3s which will reside in my Garage computer. 3 DVDs x 700 MP3s = 2100 songs. :) Hit shuffle when I have a backyard party, and it's commercial-free non-stop music with no duds! I could throw a party for a whole week and not hear the same song twice.

cozmicharlie
January 31st, 2008, 02:32 PM
Windows is lacking in the flac playing category since I just realized that I cant play my new flac collection in itunes, one of the most common music player, haven't tried others yet though.

iTunes does not support flac but there are plenty of Windows players that do: Foobar, Winamp, DBPoweramp and the list goes on.

RebounD11
January 31st, 2008, 03:27 PM
FLAC - CD/other lossless format to computer
OGG - mp3/other lossy format to computer

oomingmak
January 31st, 2008, 05:24 PM
Strictly WavPack for me.

:guitar:

http://www.wavpack.com (http://www.wavpack.com)

(I don't like Flac, and it's useless for me as it can't support any of my 32bit floats).


For lossy compression, it's plain old LAME MP3 (at VBR0).

n3tfury
January 31st, 2008, 07:23 PM
For lossless, it's plain old MP3 (at VBR0).

what?

wieman01
January 31st, 2008, 07:26 PM
FLAC - CD/other lossless format to computer
OGG - mp3/other lossy format to computer
+1

FLAC if you have enough HD space. CDs decompose, data don't (if you do it right).

RebounD11
January 31st, 2008, 08:07 PM
+1

FLAC if you have enough HD space. CDs decompose, data don't (if you do it right).

250 GB only inside the computer... 4TB outside... So I think I can safely assume I have enough HD space :D

wieman01
January 31st, 2008, 08:29 PM
250 GB only inside the computer... 4TB outside... So I think I can safely assume I have enough HD space :D
Very much so. :-) Depending on the amount of CDs you have though.

arsenic23
January 31st, 2008, 08:36 PM
I don't really have a good enough sterio system to care about flac, so its

OGG
followed by
MP3 for me

oomingmak
January 31st, 2008, 10:41 PM
what?
Oops, I meant lossy .... not lossless. (I've fixed the original post).

Wavpack (http://www.wavpack.com) handles all my lossless requirements and Lame VBR0 handles the lossy stuff.

UbuWu
February 1st, 2008, 12:05 AM
I prefer flac and ogg, but for practical reasons I mostly use mp3.

Specter043
February 1st, 2008, 12:50 AM
I pick FLAC for the win.