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FLAC & APE, Comparison?
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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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post Jan 12 2004, 00:56
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QUOTE (user @ Jan 11 2004, 03:46 PM)
hm, flac has way shorter decoding times / cpu usage than ape.

ape is fast encoding, yes, flac, too.
But the decoding is important for portable devices, industrial support.
and afaik, flac has already commercial support.
if you look at the file size differences in percent %, you will see, it is neglectable.
Lossless files are big, if 1% bigger, who cares ?
and wait a short time and have a look at wavepack 4.0
My personal favourites: flac & WavePack 4 in Hybrid mode.

Hum...

Thanks for your point of vue... interesting...

But, when u compare here, flac compression 5 encoding time is double ape normal, compression 8 is about 4x! OK, I'm agree with you, encoding time isn't important...

Decoding time is about 10~15% faster, and Monkey normal is already very fast (0% in windows task, so 0<%<1!)...

And flac comp 8 filesize is for some files 25% smaller than ape normal...

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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
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- - rjamorim   QUOTE (dev0 @ Jan 12 2004, 05:00 PM)Licensing...   Jan 12 2004, 20:04
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