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FLAC & APE, Comparison?
Žom
post Jan 11 2004, 22:38
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I see most of people who use lossless use FLAC codec...

I did some tests, & I don't know why more use FLAC instead of APE...

I tested with:
FLAC compression 8 (maximum)
APE 3.98a1, compression normal

Size of files: FLAC - APE (Kb)
file 1: 1268 - 1246
file 2: 31049 - 30387
file 3: 27871 - 27213
file 4: 33252 - 23975 (!)

So APE normal compress more than FLAC maximum...

APE Encoding was shorter than APE encoding (far away).

Decoding seems to be equivalent (APE maybe better).

So why people prefer FLAC, what advantages?

If I forgot anything to compare, or else...
Thanks...
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Amadablam
post Jan 12 2004, 14:48
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QUOTE (rjamorim @ Jan 12 2004, 05:49 AM)
QUOTE (Amadablam @ Jan 12 2004, 10:44 AM)
and it's open source

The Monkey's Audio sources are also available.

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and it's very linux-friendly


I don't know what you mean by "linux friendly", but there are Monkey's Audio Linux binaries from Frank Klemm's site.

I apologize for being vague. First, I had forgotten that the Monkey's Audio source was made available, even if it's not as "free" as FLAC. Also, when I said "linux-friendly", I was reflecting on the fact that I can, in Debian, simply do "apt-get install flac xmms-flac" and I'm ready to go. I do greatly appreciate the rarewares debian repository, and I see that Monkey's Audio is available there. I'm not sure if that includes an XMMS plugin, however. Also, by "open-source" and "linux-friendly", I believe that FLAC and it's development model would be found in much greater favor by the open-source and linux community than that of Monkey's Audio.

Of course, if you're a Windows user who has no plans to play lossless on a special hardware player, I'd say go with whatever looks best to you. Under those conditions, I'd have to say that the two choices are nearly equal.
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- Žom   FLAC & APE   Jan 11 2004, 22:38
- - atici   Oh no please use the search. Or just click on For...   Jan 11 2004, 22:42
- - Žom   QUOTE (atici @ Jan 11 2004, 01:42 PM)Oh no p...   Jan 11 2004, 23:01
- - user   hm, flac has way shorter decoding times / cpu usag...   Jan 12 2004, 00:46
- - Garf   Disadvantage of FLAC: buggy seeking.   Jan 12 2004, 00:50
- - Žom   QUOTE (user @ Jan 11 2004, 03:46 PM)hm, flac ...   Jan 12 2004, 00:56
- - jcoalson   QUOTE (Žom @ Jan 11 2004, 04:38 PM)So why peo...   Jan 12 2004, 05:02
- - Žom   So, the (only) advantage of FLAC is decoding time,...   Jan 12 2004, 12:30
- - Amadablam   QUOTE (Žom @ Jan 12 2004, 04:30 AM)So, the (o...   Jan 12 2004, 13:44
- - rjamorim   QUOTE (Amadablam @ Jan 12 2004, 10:44 AM)and ...   Jan 12 2004, 13:49
- - guruboolez   Advantage (for me) of Monkey: APEv2 tags are store...   Jan 12 2004, 14:29
- - Amadablam   QUOTE (rjamorim @ Jan 12 2004, 05:49 AM)QUOTE...   Jan 12 2004, 14:48
- - Žom   Ok thanks very much for your answers   Jan 12 2004, 15:33
- - Žom   QUOTE (Garf @ Jan 11 2004, 03:50 PM)Disadvant...   Jan 12 2004, 18:20
- - spase   I have myself decided to use FLAC with external cu...   Jan 12 2004, 18:54
- - Garf   QUOTE (jcoalson @ Jan 12 2004, 06:02 AM)how s...   Jan 12 2004, 19:30
- - rjamorim   QUOTE (dev0 @ Jan 12 2004, 04:57 PM)Eric Raym...   Jan 12 2004, 19:59
- - dev0   Licensing / OSI discussion (What is open source?) ...   Jan 12 2004, 20:00
- - rjamorim   QUOTE (dev0 @ Jan 12 2004, 05:00 PM)Licensing...   Jan 12 2004, 20:04
- - bawjaws   I realize that the discussion of what defines open...   Jan 14 2004, 10:59


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