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time for another what-lossy-codec-do-you-do-poll, Been a while, eh?
Which lossy is YOUR daddy?
Which lossy is YOUR daddy?
MP3 [ 218 ] ** [36.09%]
Ogg Vorbis [ 154 ] ** [25.50%]
MP4-AAC [ 68 ] ** [11.26%]
MPC [ 146 ] ** [24.17%]
WMA [ 12 ] ** [1.99%]
Other [ 6 ] ** [0.99%]
Total Votes: 742
  
aabxx
post Feb 25 2005, 03:46
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Been a while since the last one, according to my search, so just curious how the different codecs are doing these days in terms of popularity.

My vote goes to Ogg Vorbis. I will not claim I can hear a difference between a High Quality-MP3 and the newer codecs, but it's nontheless good to know that the latest listening tests have indicated that Ogg Vorbis is still playing at top with the best of them.

So, since most of us don't really hear a difference between the good codecs, at least if we're talking medium bitrates and above, the choice depends on other things than audio quality. For me, the reason to use Vorbis, rather than say MP4, is mostly that Vorbis is free as in both beer and speech. We've been provided this excellent codec for free as a service to the people, by the people, so I make sure to join the good karma. Plus, it's also very easy to both obtain and use, which cannot always be said about the competitors (download and buy nero anyone?).
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J44xm
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I'm honestly surprised to find that so many people still use MP3. I switched to Ogg Vorbis months ago. I understand the hardware variables, though, as I'd be pretty reluctant to give up usage of a nice portable player solely to support an improved codec. To be honest, though, that's just what I did: I bought a used MP3 CD Discman several months back, but I've barely used it because I prefer Vorbis. I'm a man of principle to a fault. Still, I hope Vorbis will continue gaining support.

I do think that in within 10 years, lossless will be the standard audio format. We'll have so much space and bandwidth that it simply won't matter. Lossy will be the "other choice." My opinion.
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QUOTE (J44xm @ Feb 27 2005, 02:26 AM)
I switched to Ogg Vorbis months ago.
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For what reasons, If I dare to ask?

Sergio


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- aabxx   time for another what-lossy-codec-do-you-do-poll   Feb 25 2005, 03:46
- - atici   My vote will go to MPC for all lossy purposes. But...   Feb 25 2005, 03:51
- - shaneh   mp3 for me, mostly because it is pervasive and I c...   Feb 25 2005, 05:25
- - DreamTactix291   I voted Ogg Vorbis as that's what I use on my ...   Feb 25 2005, 07:06
- - kl33per   Can't believe I was the first to vote AAC, whe...   Feb 25 2005, 07:41
|- - riggits   QUOTE (kl33per @ Feb 24 2005, 10:41 PM)Can...   Feb 25 2005, 08:36
|- - Teqnilogik   QUOTE (kl33per @ Feb 25 2005, 01:41 AM)Can...   Feb 25 2005, 08:45
|- - riggits   QUOTE I used to be an AAC user when I got my iPod ...   Feb 25 2005, 09:24
|- - AtaqueEG   QUOTE (riggits @ Feb 25 2005, 02:24 AM)I thin...   Feb 25 2005, 09:37
|- - schonenberg   QUOTE (riggits @ Feb 25 2005, 02:24 AM)QUOTE ...   Mar 3 2005, 03:14
- - PoisonDan   I've used Ogg Vorbis and MPC a lot in the past...   Feb 25 2005, 09:19
|- - rjamorim   QUOTE (PoisonDan @ Feb 25 2005, 05:19 AM)I...   Feb 25 2005, 12:47
||- - kl33per   QUOTE (rjamorim @ Feb 25 2005, 09:47 PM)QUOTE...   Feb 25 2005, 16:03
||- - rjamorim   QUOTE (kl33per @ Feb 25 2005, 12:03 PM)What h...   Feb 25 2005, 21:08
||- - tev777   QUOTE (rjamorim @ Feb 25 2005, 12:08 PM)I dec...   Feb 25 2005, 21:27
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (PoisonDan @ Feb 25 2005, 09:19 AM)I...   Feb 26 2005, 11:16
- - AtaqueEG   MP3 is still king on my opinion. If you listen t...   Feb 25 2005, 09:20
- - westgroveg   Always have, always will use MPC for archiving but...   Feb 25 2005, 09:20
- - Synthetic Soul   MP3 for me. I've used LAME since I started fr...   Feb 25 2005, 10:03
|- - riggits   QUOTE (Synthetic Soul @ Feb 25 2005, 01:03 AM...   Feb 26 2005, 00:15
- - Bylie   About two years ago I finally decided to go lossle...   Feb 25 2005, 10:05
|- - smz   @Bylie I subscribe any single word of you. The o...   Feb 25 2005, 13:24
|- - jaybeee   For portable player compatibilty with less battery...   Feb 25 2005, 13:43
- - JEN   I voted for mp3, because its what I mainly use for...   Feb 25 2005, 13:41
|- - Mo0zOoH   QUOTE (JEN @ Feb 25 2005, 03:41 PM)2. which l...   Mar 2 2005, 21:25
|- - JEN   QUOTE (Mo0zOoH @ Mar 2 2005, 09:25 PM)QUOTE (...   Mar 2 2005, 22:54
- - gmB   I never used alternative lossy codecs. MP3 all the...   Feb 25 2005, 13:46
- - evereux   I've voted for MP3. When hard drive space was ...   Feb 25 2005, 14:07
- - [solid]   ogg vorbis... for the karma reason mentioned in th...   Feb 25 2005, 14:08
- - Bylie   QUOTE (smz @ Feb 25 2005, 01:24 PM)The only d...   Feb 25 2005, 14:42
|- - smz   QUOTE (Bylie @ Feb 25 2005, 02:42 PM)... the ...   Feb 25 2005, 15:22
|- - mickywicky   I second DreamTactix291 on this one. Vorbis becaus...   Mar 1 2005, 15:18
- - tev777   I'm still a Vorbis user. My reasons are excell...   Feb 25 2005, 15:04
- - DigitalDictator   I use MPC mainly because they don't like peopl...   Feb 25 2005, 15:21
|- - timcupery   QUOTE (DigitalDictator @ Feb 25 2005, 09:21 A...   Feb 25 2005, 15:59
|- - schonenberg   QUOTE (timcupery @ Feb 25 2005, 08:59 AM)QUOT...   Mar 3 2005, 03:35
- - DigitalMan   MP3 it is for me - compatible with everything, APS...   Feb 25 2005, 16:12
- - Josef K.   I've voted for vorbis : - my DAP (M3L) gives ...   Feb 25 2005, 16:37
- - Polar   QUOTE (aabxx @ Feb 25 2005, 02:46 UTC)Been a ...   Feb 25 2005, 20:34
|- - rjamorim   QUOTE (Polar @ Feb 25 2005, 04:34 PM)QUOTE (a...   Feb 25 2005, 21:11
|- - Polar   QUOTE (rjamorim @ Feb 25 2005, 20:11 UTC)Meh,...   Feb 26 2005, 13:06
|- - rjamorim   QUOTE (Polar @ Feb 26 2005, 09:06 AM)Well, th...   Feb 26 2005, 13:48
|- - Polar   QUOTE (rjamorim @ Feb 26 2005, 12:48 UTC)Well...   Feb 26 2005, 14:07
- - t.g.deck   AAC because I consider my Zen Touch a momentary in...   Feb 25 2005, 20:52
- - Lyx   Still MP3. Guaranteed support everywhere, transpar...   Feb 25 2005, 20:53
- - Tang   I voted Vorbis even if recently i came back to Lam...   Feb 25 2005, 23:44
|- - schonenberg   QUOTE (Tang @ Feb 25 2005, 04:44 PM)I voted V...   Mar 3 2005, 03:45
|- - smz   QUOTE (schonenberg @ Mar 3 2005, 03:45 AM)The...   Mar 3 2005, 03:55
|- - schonenberg   QUOTE (smz @ Mar 2 2005, 08:55 PM)QUOTE (scho...   Mar 18 2005, 16:10
- - Omion   I voted AAC, even though my entire audio collectio...   Feb 26 2005, 11:58
- - Synthetic Soul   It's quite interesting to read about the numbe...   Feb 26 2005, 14:18
|- - rjamorim   QUOTE (Synthetic Soul @ Feb 26 2005, 10:18 AM...   Feb 26 2005, 14:23
|- - Turing   QUOTE (rjamorim @ Feb 26 2005, 03:23 PM)QUOTE...   Mar 5 2005, 11:08
- - cerberus   mp3 lame extreme   Feb 26 2005, 15:21
|- - Busemann   I voted AAC, although most of my collection is aps...   Feb 26 2005, 21:19
|- - smz   This is just a comment of an "amateur" w...   Feb 27 2005, 02:12
- - Yaztromo   Ogg Vorbis Aotuv b2 at Q7. Because it's free,...   Feb 27 2005, 01:35
- - J44xm   I'm honestly surprised to find that so many pe...   Feb 27 2005, 02:26
|- - smz   QUOTE (J44xm @ Feb 27 2005, 02:26 AM)I switch...   Feb 27 2005, 02:35
||- - J44xm   QUOTE (smz @ Feb 26 2005, 07:35 PM)For what r...   Feb 27 2005, 03:27
||- - smz   QUOTE (J44xm @ Feb 27 2005, 03:27 AM)QUOTE (s...   Feb 27 2005, 03:48
|- - Turing   QUOTE (J44xm @ Feb 27 2005, 03:26 AM)I'm ...   Mar 5 2005, 11:24
- - vinnie97   Ogg as well, because it's made for small-capac...   Feb 27 2005, 03:53
- - singaiya   QUOTE I do think that in within 10 years, lossless...   Feb 27 2005, 03:58
- - Dologan   Space will always matter as long as obsessiveness ...   Feb 27 2005, 04:08
- - QuantumKnot   Ogg Vorbis for me though I probably have more AAC ...   Feb 27 2005, 05:31
- - nvivison   When I first came to HA I exclusively used Ogg Vor...   Feb 27 2005, 05:43
- - chrisgeleven   LAME 3.96.1 here, encoding with --alt-preset stand...   Feb 27 2005, 05:48
- - uart   Add another vote for mp3 from me. I've tried...   Feb 27 2005, 16:03
- - dobz   Primarily i use mareo to create flac -6 which i bu...   Feb 27 2005, 17:41
- - Zurman   mp3 only for me. Quality is far beyond my listeni...   Mar 1 2005, 16:24
- - bond   after all mp3 seems to strike back vorbis having...   Mar 1 2005, 17:09
|- - rjamorim   QUOTE (bond @ Mar 1 2005, 01:09 PM)vorbis hav...   Mar 1 2005, 17:27
|- - Zurman   QUOTE (rjamorim @ Mar 1 2005, 08:27 AM)QUOTE ...   Mar 1 2005, 18:43
- - bond   indeed   Mar 1 2005, 17:37
- - stephanV   Basically I'll use what I feel like that day. ...   Mar 1 2005, 18:00
- - vitos   Codec. That's a hard choice... Because I'm...   Mar 1 2005, 18:01
- - Emanuel   Ogg Vorbis, only on my Iriver H-140. If i need los...   Mar 1 2005, 18:17
- - jamesbaud   I started out with Fhg MP3, then WMA, then OGG, th...   Mar 1 2005, 19:04
|- - J44xm   QUOTE (jamesbaud @ Mar 1 2005, 12:04 PM)I...   Mar 1 2005, 19:20
||- - Lyx   QUOTE (J44xm @ Mar 1 2005, 08:20 PM)QUOTE (ja...   Mar 1 2005, 19:24
|||- - Zurman   QUOTE (Lyx @ Mar 1 2005, 10:24 AM)QUOTE (J44x...   Mar 1 2005, 19:29
|||- - J44xm   QUOTE (Zurman @ Mar 1 2005, 12:29 PM)@ J44xm ...   Mar 1 2005, 19:39
||- - kwanbis   QUOTE (J44xm @ Mar 1 2005, 06:20 PM)QUOTE (ja...   Mar 1 2005, 19:28
|- - QuantumKnot   QUOTE (jamesbaud @ Mar 2 2005, 04:04 AM)I...   Mar 3 2005, 00:59
- - kwanbis   here is the latest 3.9x testin thread   Mar 1 2005, 20:09
- - khiloa   I'm suprised that Vorbis only has 21%. Oh well...   Mar 2 2005, 02:06
- - assassin   I like to use only ogg and flac on my Karma. So wh...   Mar 2 2005, 19:29
- - atici   QUOTE (Mo0zOoH)Why not MPC? Just curious. You can...   Mar 2 2005, 23:04
|- - Mo0zOoH   QUOTE (atici @ Mar 3 2005, 01:04 AM)It's ...   Mar 3 2005, 19:18
|- - JEN   QUOTE (Mo0zOoH @ Mar 3 2005, 07:18 PM)Mp3 jus...   Mar 3 2005, 22:42
|- - Mo0zOoH   QUOTE (JEN @ Mar 4 2005, 12:42 AM)If mp3 play...   Mar 4 2005, 11:44
- - khiloa   QUOTE Even if XYZ proved to be higher quality I...   Mar 3 2005, 00:17
|- - atici   QUOTE (khiloa @ Mar 2 2005, 06:17 PM)hehe.. I...   Mar 3 2005, 00:21
|- - rjamorim   QUOTE (atici @ Mar 2 2005, 08:21 PM)MPC is op...   Mar 3 2005, 02:54
- - 2xG   Mp3 for me - mainly cause its the only thing handl...   Mar 4 2005, 03:26
- - JEN   QUOTE Anyway, you DID get my point, didn't you...   Mar 4 2005, 20:55
- - J44xm   Well said, Turing. I was rather brash in my other ...   Mar 5 2005, 18:26
- - Brother John   Shame there is no ťall except WMAŤ option. My an...   Mar 14 2005, 00:02
- - VCSkier   i still (gladly) use mp3 for my lossy purposes. i...   Mar 31 2005, 03:27
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