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2012 ripping/encoding general poll
What are your current choices for your own musical library?
What are your *main lossy* formats of choice?
MP3 [ 319 ] ** [45.38%]
AAC (M4A, MP4, AAC) [ 181 ] ** [25.75%]
Ogg Vorbis [ 108 ] ** [15.36%]
MPC [ 21 ] ** [2.99%]
LossyWAV + lossless [ 6 ] ** [0.85%]
WavPack lossy [ 4 ] ** [0.57%]
Opus (CELT) [ 20 ] ** [2.84%]
USAC [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
WMA Standard or PRO (lossy) [ 3 ] ** [0.43%]
I don't use lossy AT ALL! [ 41 ] ** [5.83%]
What are your *main lossless* formats of choice?
FLAC [ 397 ] ** [64.87%]
WavPack [ 68 ] ** [11.11%]
TAK [ 43 ] ** [7.03%]
Apple Lossless (ALAC) [ 46 ] ** [7.52%]
Monkey's Audio (APE) [ 22 ] ** [3.59%]
WMA Lossless [ 2 ] ** [0.33%]
OptimFrog [ 1 ] ** [0.16%]
other lossless format [ 6 ] ** [0.98%]
I don't use lossless compression. Only WAV [ 6 ] ** [0.98%]
I don't use lossless AT ALL! [ 21 ] ** [3.43%]
What's your favorite ripping mode {for your main, archive or most important library if you have several ones}?
one file per track [ 412 ] ** [78.18%]
one file per disc with cuesheet or chapters [ 80 ] ** [15.18%]
it depends: I mix both [ 35 ] ** [6.64%]
Total Votes: 605
  
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A traditional poll.
You can choose a few codecs. Like Codec A for mobile audio player and Codec B for PC or any other device.

Previous polls:

2011 ripping/encoding general poll

2009 ripping/encoding general poll

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probably ripping & encoding questions are a kind of dull these days, as the trend shows also,
storage isn't a problem anymore, even portable.
Quality ?
For portable in cars, sports, outdoors, even mp3 by lame in V5 is sufficient since years and universal usable.
For home HiFi/High-End:
No question, Lossless.
And here it is dull to discuss format, because of the abilities of Loslsess, transcoding there and back no problems, no quality question.
Quantity question ?
No, few percent, don't matter, storage space is big and priceworthy.
So it comes down to universal compatibility, and obviously people decided since long time, FLAC.
Even other formats no problem, Lossless is Lossless is Lossless.

Probably not much interest anymore, who cares, which codec outperformes by few kbit/s in <100 kbit/s lossy area, if many people are satisfied by mp3 lame 128 k, so maybe this forum is mostly interesting for developers, not so much anymore for normal music listeners, consumers.

Maybe reason for decreasing voters in these polls ?

Maybe most music people have more interest, which master/remaster, CD/Vinyl/SACD/DVD-A/medium of a specific album sounds better.
Here people get the technical answer, CD well mastered should be great enough, problem is real world behaviour, lots of CDs have "varying" mastering...

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- IgorC   2012 ripping/encoding general poll   Jan 1 2012, 17:38
- - spoon   It would be interesting to learn what the split be...   Jan 1 2012, 18:33
|- - DARcode   QUOTE (spoon @ Jan 1 2012, 18:33) It woul...   Jan 3 2012, 11:42
|- - JJZolx   QUOTE (spoon @ Jan 1 2012, 10:33) It woul...   Jan 11 2012, 02:01
|- - IgorC   QUOTE (spoon @ Jan 1 2012, 14:33) It woul...   Dec 22 2012, 04:17
|- - DonP   QUOTE (IgorC @ Dec 21 2012, 22:17) QUOTE ...   Dec 22 2012, 13:04
- - derty2   What are your main lossy formats of choice? I don...   Jan 1 2012, 18:46
- - sauvage78   1- Voted "I don't use lossy at all",...   Jan 1 2012, 19:50
- - marc2003   same as last year: QUOTE lossless: tak -pMax. i...   Jan 1 2012, 21:14
- - dreamliner77   FLAC for lossless archiving. I'm still stuck ...   Jan 1 2012, 21:28
- - krafty   Main Lossy: I have some purchased 256 VBR AAC fil...   Jan 1 2012, 21:41
- - sPeziFisH   main lossy: mp3 @V2 - best compatibility with any ...   Jan 1 2012, 22:24
- - DigitalMan   @spoon - my collection is 50%/50% lossless/lossy. ...   Jan 2 2012, 01:44
- - kornchild2002   I don't think much has changed from my encodin...   Jan 2 2012, 03:08
- - antman   MP3/FLAC/Per Track. Same as last year. And the y...   Jan 2 2012, 04:11
|- - probedb   QUOTE (antman @ Jan 2 2012, 03:11) MP3/FL...   Jan 2 2012, 20:44
- - C.R.Helmrich   Although it would be nice, I doubt anyone will be ...   Jan 2 2012, 16:52
|- - tev777   QUOTE (C.R.Helmrich @ Jan 2 2012, 11:52) ...   Jan 2 2012, 17:53
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (tev777 @ Jan 2 2012, 17:53) On the...   Jan 3 2012, 11:15
|- - Porcus   Lossless: FLAC -8 1.2.x only. Anything purchased i...   Jan 3 2012, 15:52
- - tev777   I broke my iPod touch yesterday and decided I am g...   Jan 2 2012, 17:45
- - Dario   Wow, I originally voted for Monkey's Audio as ...   Jan 2 2012, 20:11
- - CoRoNe   - Opus (although I'm currently using Vorbis, I...   Jan 2 2012, 21:38
- - Takla   Lossy: Ogg Vorbis Lossless: FLAC I like to use f...   Jan 2 2012, 22:53
- - anishbenji   I use TAK -pmax as my main archive format using an...   Jan 3 2012, 05:05
- - EastMushu   mp3 @ V2, FLAC -8, per track rip   Jan 3 2012, 05:55
- - Ron Jones   I mostly have ALAC in my iTunes library. They...   Jan 3 2012, 06:50
- - IgorC   Lossy: Apple AAC CVBR 192-256 kbps Lossless: FLAC ...   Jan 3 2012, 13:44
- - rudefyet   Lossy: LAME -V 0 or iTunes VBR 256kbps AAC That ...   Jan 3 2012, 18:21
- - GeSomeone   As usual my poll answers reflect the past year or ...   Jan 4 2012, 12:01
|- - user   I moved away from monkey's audio ape, to FLAC,...   Jan 4 2012, 13:13
- - Yaztromo   Archiving: Wavpack -hx - Better compression than F...   Jan 4 2012, 14:27
- - String Theory   2012 is the year I'm completely deleting my lo...   Jan 4 2012, 22:39
- - DonP   Flac and Vorbis, some mpc and speex. mp3 for thin...   Jan 5 2012, 00:20
- - db1989   Disclaimer: Here comes a boring story that offers ...   Jan 5 2012, 17:20
|- - JJZolx   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jan 5 2012, 09:20) As for...   Jan 11 2012, 02:10
|- - db1989   I meant the opposite: FLAC is much more widely sup...   Jan 11 2012, 20:02
- - bred   Lossy: My favourites formats are OGG and MP4, but ...   Jan 5 2012, 21:38
- - db1989   Split: USAC vs. HE- and LC-AAC   Jan 5 2012, 22:46
- - djchristian   Why woudn't you use cuesheets when ripping one...   Jan 6 2012, 01:48
|- - bred   QUOTE (djchristian @ Jan 6 2012, 01:48) W...   Jan 6 2012, 08:05
- - String Theory   A little change to the subject. I found out that m...   Jan 7 2012, 11:33
- - C.R.Helmrich   2009 poll: Total votes: 923 2011 poll: Total votes...   Jan 8 2012, 16:42
- - IgorC   Chris, Thank You for bump. As for me >200...   Jan 8 2012, 18:52
|- - C.R.Helmrich   QUOTE (IgorC @ Jan 8 2012, 19:52) The fir...   Jan 14 2012, 14:24
|- - IgorC   QUOTE (C.R.Helmrich @ Jan 14 2012, 10:24)...   Jan 14 2012, 17:02
|- - C.R.Helmrich   QUOTE (IgorC @ Jan 14 2012, 18:02) What I...   Jan 15 2012, 01:33
|- - IgorC   QUOTE (C.R.Helmrich @ Jan 14 2012, 21:33)...   Feb 3 2012, 17:55
- - user   probably ripping & encoding questions are a ki...   Jan 8 2012, 20:20
|- - IgorC   QUOTE (user @ Jan 8 2012, 16:20) if many ...   Jan 9 2012, 16:27
- - db1989   Split: Why the apparent low popularity/usage of WM...   Jan 11 2012, 20:47
- - Destroid   The title of this poll made it seem like the rippe...   Jan 12 2012, 11:21
- - Agent69   I started out using WAV+cue but I ended up using F...   Jan 12 2012, 16:38
- - m45t3r   Lossy: mainly OGG Vorbis -5 because both my Samsun...   Jan 14 2012, 18:26
- - shadowking   I've gone back and forth.. I figured transcod...   Jan 25 2012, 13:35
- - juandhaltrich   Im progressively getting rid of all the mp3 I got....   Feb 4 2012, 06:02
- - RobertoDomenico   Flac, Alac and all the other lossless formats are ...   Feb 4 2012, 12:00
- - LoFiYo   Lossy: LAME 3.97 -V 4 or 5 MP3 for compatibility f...   Feb 4 2012, 17:20
- - gameplaya15143   Lossy: Ogg Vorbis -q 0 --advanced-encode-option lo...   Feb 5 2012, 21:27
- - AllanP   Lossy: 256 kbps iTunes AAC music bought from iTun...   Feb 6 2012, 00:45
- - IgorC   Here's a nice graph (including current results...   Feb 9 2012, 00:52
- - Rogee   I was strictly an MP3 and FLAC guy until November ...   Feb 9 2012, 04:56
- - duss   Lossless: ALAC Iím moving away from FLAC to ALAC,...   Feb 13 2012, 08:44
- - temp1   my prefer lossy: AAC (qaac cbr 256) lossless: TAK ...   Mar 21 2012, 03:32
- - mwheelerk   I use exclusively AIFF. I rip to iTunes using XLD...   Mar 28 2012, 15:42
- - AliceWonder   I rip to flac, one file per trac. After tagging I...   Jul 14 2012, 12:10
- - Meeko   Lossless - FLAC Lossy - AAC (apple's encoder ...   Jul 24 2012, 14:59
- - MahFlac   lossy: 320 mp3 lossless: flac one track per file...   Jul 25 2012, 16:08
- - lesswire   Lossy: V3 using recommended LAME, but currently sw...   Jul 25 2012, 19:26
- - Nichtswisser   AAC (Nero Encoder @ 220kbps)/FLAC/Per Track For y...   Aug 21 2012, 01:52
- - Exposure   Lossless: TAK -p5m Lossy: Depends on the situatio...   Dec 1 2012, 19:14
- - Squeller   Library: flac plus embedded cue. TAK is great, but...   Dec 22 2012, 15:27
- - Venyos   After much wandering and awful lot of time investe...   Dec 23 2012, 08:42
- - jimijabble   Just found out about OPUS so using that for now as...   Jan 13 2013, 13:49
- - C.R.Helmrich   Btw, Moderators: shouldn't this poll be closed...   Jan 13 2013, 14:09
- - db1989   Of course; thanks. As an aside, I donít know whet...   Jan 13 2013, 15:23


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