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kotrtim
post Nov 26 2004, 05:40
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1. LOWER COMPRESSION BUT HIGHER CPU USAGE
2. NO COMPRESSION MODE TO SELECT

EDIT : But compared with Monkey's Audio, WMA still use more power.

WMA = 34.0MB = ~13% CPU Usage
Monkey's Audio - High = 33.7MB = ~7% CPU Usage

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QUOTE (dev0 @ Nov 29 2004, 02:33 AM)
I don't think it should be the purpose of this table to somehow rate the different lossless codecs according to some weird point-system. Different people have different needs and this table is merely a help for comparing the offerings in the lossless codec world.
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Right. Oversimplifying the table wouldn't really help users. After all, this thread isn't a competition to decide the best lossless codec in the world. It's just feeding information to the users so that they can judge for themselves, based on their needs.

QUOTE (BoraBora @ Nov 29 2004, 05:20 AM)
That's what I meant: I remembered reading there wasn't yet a plug-in for popular Linux players (or any Linux player, BTW). Is there one on MacOS


Well, you asked if it could be read on these OSes. By read, I understand decoding, so yes, it can be read.

And no, it can't be played back yet.

QUOTE (guruboolez @ Nov 29 2004, 06:40 AM)
QUOTE (music_man_mpc @ Nov 29 2004, 08:57 AM)
(...) Most other codecs are natively asymerical (...)
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Are you sure about this?
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Indeed, some codecs are symmetrical (Monkey's, OptimFROG, LA, WMA), others are assymetrical (FLAC, ALAC, RKau, LPAC). WavPack is the only codec I know of that can be both.

I mentioned this feature at the Other Features section.


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QUOTE (rjamorim @ Nov 29 2004, 01:23 PM)
Indeed, some codecs are symmetrical (Monkey's, OptimFROG, LA, WMA), others are assymetrical (FLAC, ALAC, RKau, LPAC). WavPack is the only codec I know of that can be both.
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Is ALAC asymetrical? In iTunes?
Anyway, we're far from "most formats". Rkau is totally outdated, Lpac is dead. Most living formats (Monkey, WMA9, Real, ALAC, OptimFrog, LA, TTA) are not asymetrical (no options at least in the executable).
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QUOTE (guruboolez @ Nov 29 2004, 10:22 AM)
Is ALAC asymetrical? In iTunes?


It seems to be the case.

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Assymmetrical means encoding and decoding take different amounts of CPU load. Symmetrical means both take about the same amount of CPU.


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