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Which lossless audio codec do you use?
Which lossless audio codec do you use?
Which lossless audio codec do you use?
ALAC [ 15 ] ** [3.46%]
FLAC [ 228 ] ** [52.66%]
WavPack [ 140 ] ** [32.33%]
YALAC [ 2 ] ** [0.46%]
Monkey's Audio [ 36 ] ** [8.31%]
Shorten [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
WMA Lossless [ 6 ] ** [1.39%]
TTA [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
OptimFROG [ 5 ] ** [1.15%]
Other (post details below) [ 1 ] ** [0.23%]
Total Votes: 534
  
krmathis
post Apr 23 2006, 20:42
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I think its time for an updated "Which lossless audio codec do you use?" thread! smile.gif

Place a vote for your prefered lossless audio codec above.
Feel free to post the reason you prefer it over the others as well...
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Synthetic Soul
post Apr 27 2006, 13:38
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QUOTE (guruboolez @ Apr 25 2006, 04:30 PM) *
The YALAC choice surprised me as well, but it makes sense, considering the life expectancy of a poll (12...24 months). Who knows... in one month, YALAC may appear as a valid choice (but if people are moving to this encoder, they can't vote for a second time...).
A very good point. It's inclusion may be justified in this poll's lifetime.

Personally I would prefer it if polls were closed after a short period of time, e.g.: one month. I think of a poll as a snapshot at a particular time. With this in mind I would rather see a new poll 1st January each year, that lasted for one month. This gives you an indication of preference at a given point in time.

By leaving polls open for one to two years (the last lossless poll was left open for over twenty months I think), by my limited logic the results get poluted over time, by new members voting.

The Yalac situation is a great example. Right now it has no right to be in the poll, but in six months maybe it will. However a noob looking at the poll in one year will think Yalac is not popular, but it may be as various members who voted in the poll's beginning have switched since that time. At least its exclusion would highlight to the noob that there must be a reason it was excluded (it is in alpha).

QUOTE (guruboolez @ Apr 25 2006, 04:30 PM) *
Where's the elephant? Or is it a new name suggestion for yalac (after monkeys and frogs, rats and penguins)?
laugh.gif Sorry, that was just me being weird. My post was a semi-bump, and the content was semi-diversionary. When I want to divert my kid's attention I always shout "Look, an elephant!" and point in the opposite attention to the one in which they shouldn't be looking...

Is this post an elephant post? Who knows... this poll seems to be fading into the distance all too quickly though.

QUOTE (TBeck @ Apr 25 2006, 04:42 PM) *
And i didn't pay for this vote! whistling.gif
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Edit: The other poll still has a FLAC/WavPack split of 56% to 44%, this one is now 61% to 39%.

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- krmathis   Which lossless audio codec do you use?   Apr 23 2006, 20:42
- - Sebastian Mares   WavPack because of its fast encoding and decoding....   Apr 23 2006, 20:45
- - goodnews   FLAC due to the very good software support. I don...   Apr 23 2006, 20:50
- - atici   Wavpack -hmx1 single file image with embedded cues...   Apr 23 2006, 21:02
- - Synthetic Soul   WavPack. I switched from Monkey's Audio to Wa...   Apr 23 2006, 21:08
|- - DARcode   QUOTE (Synthetic Soul @ Apr 23 2006, 10:0...   Apr 27 2006, 19:14
- - guruboolez   I was originally a Monkey's user, which offere...   Apr 23 2006, 21:10
|- - Josef K.   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Apr 23 2006, 10:10 PM...   Apr 23 2006, 22:18
||- - Shade[ST]   QUOTE (Josef K. @ Apr 23 2006, 05:18 PM) ...   Apr 23 2006, 22:35
|- - seanyseansean   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Apr 23 2006, 09:10 PM...   Apr 23 2006, 23:05
|- - Fandango   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Apr 23 2006, 10:10 PM...   Apr 24 2006, 20:06
- - jmartis   Today I've voted in one lossless poll, now her...   Apr 23 2006, 21:41
- - DreamTactix291   Lots of lossless polls at once Hasn't chan...   Apr 23 2006, 22:09
- - vitos   Heh, the day of lossless polls. I used to be Mon...   Apr 23 2006, 22:19
- - keytotime   I'm also waiting for YALAC to come out.   Apr 23 2006, 23:22
- - Supacon   Like guruboolez, I used to use Monkey's audio ...   Apr 23 2006, 23:41
- - Triza   FLAC because 1) Extremely thorough testbed. So I ...   Apr 23 2006, 23:58
- - flcpge   I also use FLAC. Too lazy to learn anything else r...   Apr 24 2006, 00:10
- - haregoo   FLAC for faster/stable decoding speed. Thanks deve...   Apr 24 2006, 00:34
- - Mirage2k   ALAC. I'm on a Mac--'nuff said. Although I...   Apr 24 2006, 03:23
- - iGold   FLAC for vorbis comments and good command line sup...   Apr 24 2006, 07:48
- - micimaci   WavPack, but lookin forward to YALAC   Apr 24 2006, 11:03
- - Zurman   Monkey 3.99 High, because of its good ratios. I...   Apr 24 2006, 11:25
- - zombiewerewolf   Wavpack for me. The first lossless encoder I used...   Apr 24 2006, 12:17
|- - man   I used Monkey's Audio [high] for 3 years. The...   Apr 24 2006, 17:40
- - jcoalson   another interesting thing so far... compared to th...   Apr 24 2006, 19:03
- - guruboolez   ...and compared to an earlier poll it seems that M...   Apr 24 2006, 19:20
- - tgoose   FLAC for support and for trading, since it's p...   Apr 24 2006, 21:35
- - satorippoi   The results are simply astonishing - Flac and WV a...   Apr 24 2006, 22:44
- - Yaztromo   Monkeys Audio 1) Good compression at normal and f...   Apr 24 2006, 23:23
- - xmixahlx   #1 wavpack (new encodes) #2 flac (older encodes th...   Apr 25 2006, 00:27
- - negritot   I use ALAC because it's the easiest to use wit...   Apr 25 2006, 02:35
- - Firon   I still see Monkey's Audio as the majority out...   Apr 25 2006, 03:35
- - Synthetic Soul   Considering only the FLAC and WavPack votes, the ...   Apr 25 2006, 17:19
|- - TBeck   QUOTE (Synthetic Soul @ Apr 25 2006, 06:1...   Apr 25 2006, 17:42
|- - PoisonDan   QUOTE (Synthetic Soul @ Apr 25 2006, 06:1...   Apr 27 2006, 20:40
|- - lanosk   QUOTE (PoisonDan @ Apr 28 2006, 07:40 AM)...   Apr 27 2006, 22:18
- - guruboolez   The YALAC choice surprised me as well, but it make...   Apr 25 2006, 17:30
- - Synthetic Soul   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Apr 25 2006, 04:30 PM...   Apr 27 2006, 13:38
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (Synthetic Soul @ Apr 27 2006, 01:3...   Apr 27 2006, 14:56
|- - Synthetic Soul   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Apr 27 2006, 01:56 PM...   Apr 27 2006, 15:44
- - a_aa   FLAC. Why? Well, why not...? As long as it is los...   Apr 27 2006, 15:31
- - halb27   I like Monkey extreme high for archiving purposes ...   Apr 27 2006, 15:33
|- - Shade[ST]   I'm the one who voted YALAC, because I current...   Apr 27 2006, 15:42
- - guruboolez   Maybe a pre-poll discussion might be opened to col...   Apr 27 2006, 16:00
- - Xenion   Wavpack for Me Fast, Perfect Cue-Sheet Support, Co...   Apr 28 2006, 01:51
- - miscellanea   I'm using FLAC and WavPack but mainly WavPack ...   Apr 28 2006, 02:45
- - Supacon   Wow... wavpack is really starting to sound like th...   Apr 28 2006, 04:20
|- - Shade[ST]   I think Wavpack has a compression option which mak...   Apr 28 2006, 04:39
- - MusicLover   I use Monkey's Audio - speed is not an issue f...   Apr 28 2006, 07:54
- - zorba   i'm using flac & wavpack but i've vote...   Apr 28 2006, 10:48
|- - rjamorim   QUOTE (zorba @ Apr 28 2006, 06:48 AM) Hey...   Apr 28 2006, 11:51
|- - jcoalson   QUOTE (zorba @ Apr 28 2006, 04:48 AM) Hey...   Apr 28 2006, 16:56
|- - bryant   QUOTE (jcoalson @ Apr 28 2006, 08:56 AM) ...   Apr 28 2006, 19:30
- - probedb   I use FLAC Dunno why really, Squeezebox has nativ...   Apr 28 2006, 11:54
- - Cartman_Sr   I use flac because I still think it was designed r...   Apr 28 2006, 17:53
- - Echizen   I voted for WAVPACK because it seems to be the bes...   Apr 28 2006, 19:33
- - xmixahlx   i'm down with the wpk file extension, bryant. ...   Apr 28 2006, 20:40
- - Supacon   QUOTE (MusicLover @ Apr 28 2006, 12:54 AM...   Apr 28 2006, 21:11
- - MusicLover   QUOTE Does anyone know if there are changes to the...   Apr 29 2006, 13:48
- - smok3   i use FLAC, since wavpack page annoys me (i blame ...   Apr 29 2006, 14:50
- - Egor   FLAC for me (though Wavpack is a very attractive a...   May 11 2006, 12:21
|- - pest   i use monkey's audio since a couple of years ...   May 11 2006, 12:43
- - venezici   Hi audio geeks, I prefer flac. because EAC(my pre...   May 15 2006, 14:23
- - Galley   RealAudio Lossless; I'm getting encoding speed...   Jun 2 2006, 02:12
- - satorippoi   Well, I guess it is time to have my say..))) Firs...   Jun 29 2006, 18:37
|- - Martin H   QUOTE (satorippoi @ Jun 29 2006, 19:37) W...   Jul 10 2006, 04:33
- - JohanDeBock   I'm trying out OptimFROG.   Jul 11 2006, 09:52
|- - JEdwardP   I switched from FLAC to WavPack in August of 2005....   Jul 18 2006, 06:02
- - eboomer   I'm currently transcoding my files to OptimFRO...   Sep 3 2006, 08:02
- - hellokeith   Flac. Simple, easy to understand command line. P...   Sep 7 2006, 21:02
- - Synthetic Soul   Poll closed. Please take a look at the latest pol...   Jan 2 2007, 09:10


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