Ogg/MP3 encoding at very high bitrates
coryisatm at nc.rr.com
Sun Feb 10 14:19:32 GMT 2008
thomas fisher wrote:
> On Saturday 09 February 2008 17:52:08 Cory K. wrote:
>> Joseph Wakeling wrote:
>>> Probably in the long run I will do as Cory has done and back up my whole
>>> CD collection in FLAC (all it needs is time plus a big enough external
>>> hard disk).
>> Just to give you a idea of size, 650 some odd CDs encoded at "--best"
>> take up 212GB of harddrive space for me.
>> -Cory \m/
> Cory did you give the ogg format a consideration compared to flac? And if so
> what were the pro & cons?
I had considered ogg/vorbis but what it came down to for me was this:
* Hard drive space wasn't an issue.
* My devices supported FLAC and Vorbis. (iRiver player with RockBox.
Cowon makes excellent players that support open formats also)
* I wanted to be able to go to other formats using a lossless
source. FLAC fit this perfectly.
You might find this interesting. Lossless comparison chart:
I had considered Wavpack, which is also an excellent format, but it has
limited HW support and I haven't really seen it being used for anything
but personal use. ie: Used as a distribution format I mean. For-pay or
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