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h8uthemost
post Mar 7 2010, 12:00
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Hey guys,

I'm wanting to convert some albums to OGG straight from FLAC to put on my portable player, but with the best possible settings in dbpoweramp. So what slider setting should I use, and what setting in the Frequency and Channels box?

I usually always converted to mp3 V0. So is there a V0'ish quality with OGG? I pretty much know nothing about this format. But...I did read that OGG is supposed to have a superior sound over MP3, and in a smaller file size? Hope that's true.

I just converted an album to V0(slider all the way to the right on dbpoweramp, estimated bitrate 240kbps), and the album size came out to 61MB. Then, I took the same album and converted to OGG. And I slid the slider all the way to the right(estimated bitrate 500kbps, -q1 setting, under vbr setting), and the album came out to 119MB. So that's obviously not the setting that I'm wanting since the file size is so big. My bitrate setting was too high I'm guessing.

I tried one more time with the slider down to estimated bitrate of 224kbps(-q0.7 setting under vbr setting), and the file size came out to 55MB. So I'm guessing this is more along the lines of the setting that I'm wanting? Or would it be possible to go down to an even lower bitrate for smaller file size, but not really having to sacrifice sound quality?

Basically I'm wanting a setting with good sound quality, but with a small file size.

Thanks for any help.
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h8uthemost
post Oct 5 2010, 10:02
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I know this is an old topic, but I just wanted to give a quick thanks to the ones that gave me help.

I've been listening to Vorbis q5 exclusively since June, and this format/bitrate sounds excellent. When listening on a portable device I always chose mp3 either v0 or 320kbps. But to my ears, this 160kbps vorbis doesn't sound any worst than v0 or 320kbps. I'm getting excellent sounding tracks and also am saving a bunch of space. I should have switched to vorbis years ago, and it baffles me that vorbis isn't the more popular choice(I'm guessing because there's more compatibility with mp3).

Anyways, thanks for the help the guys. It's been much appreciated.

By the way, just out of curiosity, up above Xanikseo said to use oggdropXPd V.1.9.0 using aoTuVb5.7 as my latest vorbis encoder. Is there anything wrong with Oggenc2.85 using aoTuVb5.7? Just wanting to know the difference between the two.



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