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2013 codec poll
What's your music library made of?
What lossy codecs do you use on a *regular* basis?
AAC (.m4a, .aac…) [ 151 ] ** [25.46%]
LossyWAV + lossless (.lossy.flac, .lossy.wv, .lossy.tak…) [ 13 ] ** [2.19%]
MP3 (.mp3) [ 252 ] ** [42.50%]
Musepack (.mpc) [ 20 ] ** [3.37%]
Ogg Vorbis (.ogg) [ 82 ] ** [13.83%]
Opus (.opus) [ 33 ] ** [5.56%]
WavPack lossy (.wv) [ 6 ] ** [1.01%]
WMA (.wma) [ 7 ] ** [1.18%]
Other (please specify in this thread) [ 1 ] ** [0.17%]
I don't really use any lossy codec on a regular basis [ 28 ] ** [4.72%]
What lossless codecs do you use on a *regular* basis?
Apple Lossless (ALAC) (.m4a) [ 37 ] ** [8.26%]
FLAC (.flac) [ 292 ] ** [65.18%]
Monkey's Audio (.ape) [ 13 ] ** [2.90%]
OptimFrog (.ofr) [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
TAK (.tak) [ 29 ] ** [6.47%]
WavPack (.wv) [ 32 ] ** [7.14%]
WMA Lossless (.wma) [ 4 ] ** [0.89%]
Other (please specify in this thread) [ 3 ] ** [0.67%]
I don't really use any lossless codec on a regular basis [ 38 ] ** [8.48%]
What file organization do you use on a *regular* basis?
One file per track [ 354 ] ** [87.62%]
One file per disc/album with cue sheets or chapters [ 50 ] ** [12.38%]
Total Votes: 423
  
skamp
post Jan 14 2013, 14:04
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What codecs do you use on a regular basis? This includes your ripping / encoding preferences, but also the format(s) of music that you regularly buy online (iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, etc…). As such, multiple choices are allowed.

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Perhaps the third question should be changed. The results always remain the same. I find it quite boring.

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- skamp   2013 codec poll   Jan 14 2013, 14:04
- - DonP   QUOTE (skamp @ Jan 14 2013, 08:04) What c...   Jan 14 2013, 15:04
- - krafty   FLAC + MP3. Panasonic Blu-Ray players are support...   Jan 14 2013, 15:19
- - Remedial Sound   Rip to flac. Lame V4 for my Sansa Clip.   Jan 14 2013, 15:41
- - skamp   I transcode my FLACs to Ogg Vorbis AoTuV (-q 5) fo...   Jan 14 2013, 16:27
- - Hotsoup   - FLAC for ripping new/used CDs and I use it for h...   Jan 14 2013, 16:48
- - carpman   LossyWAV (TAK) -- Main Library TAK -p4m (for Solo ...   Jan 14 2013, 17:02
- - Cynic   WavPack (CD rips) and FLAC (downloads) for archivi...   Jan 14 2013, 17:19
- - IgorC   FLAC -8 Apple AAC, Opus 128 kbps for portable musi...   Jan 14 2013, 17:22
- - eahm   Last year I deleted all my MP3s, I decided it was ...   Jan 14 2013, 17:26
- - emte   FLAC for ripping CDs. 128kb/s AAC for portable use...   Jan 14 2013, 17:49
- - Canar   LossyWAV -> FLAC, lossy WavPack - HQ lossy Muse...   Jan 14 2013, 18:04
- - elmar3rd   - Amazon MP3 - MP3 Lame -V2 for CD-ripping - HE-AA...   Jan 14 2013, 18:20
- - yourlord   All CD's are ripped to FLAC -8 for my Library/...   Jan 14 2013, 18:41
- - Rescator   MP3 and AAC are only due to mainstream use, I avoi...   Jan 14 2013, 19:44
- - FreaqyFrequency   lossyWAV Xtraportable + FLAC -0. I've yet to ...   Jan 14 2013, 19:48
- - AllanP   Apple AAC 256 kbps bought from iTunes Music Store ...   Jan 14 2013, 23:07
- - no404error   Audiobooks (original): MP3. Audiobooks (portable):...   Jan 14 2013, 23:27
- - Engelsstaub   All CD rips and vinyl transfers are archived in FL...   Jan 14 2013, 23:34
- - Busemann   Apple tvbr q95 (~192kbps)   Jan 14 2013, 23:36
- - soundping   I don't rip any lossless. If I like the music ...   Jan 15 2013, 02:15
- - Mach-X   FLAC -8 to archive. I find the encoder finishes be...   Jan 15 2013, 03:33
- - JJZolx   - FLAC -5 for home audio systems - MP3 transcoded ...   Jan 15 2013, 03:53
- - temp1   lossy: MP3 (Lame V2) lossless: TAK (default...   Jan 15 2013, 03:58
- - m45t3r   I am using mainly FLAC for archive, but I do have ...   Jan 15 2013, 05:12
- - Stop the Noise   FLAC C8 for archiving Lame V4.5 for portable use ...   Jan 15 2013, 05:14
- - probedb   Still FLAC -8 and MP3s, though I'm switching t...   Jan 15 2013, 08:55
- - marc2003   tak -p4m for archiving CDs. i convert those to vor...   Jan 15 2013, 10:42
- - AiZ   FLAC everywhere. In order to not listen always the...   Jan 15 2013, 12:08
- - GeSomeone   I took this as for newly added or encoded. Files f...   Jan 15 2013, 21:17
- - CoRoNe   TAK -pMax (image+cue+log+png+lyrics) for my music ...   Jan 15 2013, 21:52
- - jimijabble   Opus Music:- 96kbps Audi...   Jan 15 2013, 22:02
- - Bostedclog   Another Opus fan here.I have an Iriver H340 with S...   Jan 15 2013, 22:15
- - db1989   QUOTE (GeSomeone @ Jan 15 2013, 20:17) BT...   Jan 15 2013, 23:02
- - skamp   I'm not authorized to make new topics in the P...   Jan 16 2013, 10:12
- - Destroid   Wow! The responses so far are interesting, esp...   Jan 16 2013, 13:04
- - Seren   AAC (TVBR100) - New encodes for Home and iPod (4th...   Jan 16 2013, 20:47
|- - eahm   QUOTE (Seren @ Jan 16 2013, 12:47) Flac (...   Jan 16 2013, 21:04
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (eahm @ Jan 16 2013, 21:04) QUOTE (...   Jan 16 2013, 21:13
||- - eahm   QUOTE (Nessuno @ Jan 16 2013, 13:13) QUOT...   Jan 16 2013, 21:38
|- - Seren   QUOTE (eahm @ Jan 17 2013, 04:04) QUOTE (...   Jan 16 2013, 23:28
- - punkrockdude   1. Ogg (aotuv 6.3) -q 8 --advanced-encode-option i...   Jan 16 2013, 21:52
- - saratoga   2001 Poll 2006 Poll In the old days MP3 was a lo...   Jan 17 2013, 04:15
|- - DonP   QUOTE (saratoga @ Jan 16 2013, 22:15) 200...   Jan 17 2013, 13:34
- - testyou   Flac (reference build) -6 For archival. After doi...   Jan 17 2013, 04:38
- - BFG   I rip everything into FLAC first, and then make an...   Jan 17 2013, 05:53
|- - probedb   QUOTE (BFG @ Jan 17 2013, 04:53) I rip ev...   Jan 17 2013, 09:11
- - Vietwoojagig   The calculation of the percentage is not correct, ...   Jan 17 2013, 11:31
|- - dizzie   QUOTE (Vietwoojagig @ Jan 17 2013, 11:31)...   May 23 2013, 17:18
- - skamp   I figured it would be unfair not to count the code...   Jan 17 2013, 13:58
|- - DonP   QUOTE (skamp @ Jan 17 2013, 07:58) I figu...   Jan 17 2013, 14:53
|- - carpman   QUOTE (DonP @ Jan 17 2013, 13:53) QUOTE (...   Jan 17 2013, 15:43
- - KozmoNaut   FLAC (-8) for archival and home use, since storage...   Jan 17 2013, 15:20
- - lunkhead   Perhaps the third question should be changed. The ...   Jan 17 2013, 18:32
|- - BFG   For what it's worth, I'd suggest a third o...   Jan 17 2013, 19:53
- - lock67ca   Still using FLAC for archival purposes. LAME V2 f...   Jan 29 2013, 04:15
- - IgorC   Probably to get a more complete picture it's w...   Jan 29 2013, 22:08
- - Light-Fire   ALAC converted on the fly to AAC into the iPod or ...   Jan 30 2013, 07:56
- - DARcode   Still archiving with WavPack (thanks a bunch David...   Feb 9 2013, 01:51
- - Johbremat   Use FLAC for my archive. From there I go: WMA Lo...   Feb 9 2013, 13:46
- - ChronoSphere   FLAC (one file + embedded cue + cover) for archivi...   Feb 11 2013, 00:13
- - antman   FLAC/MP3/Per Track. If it ain't broke...   Feb 21 2013, 06:05
- - Mach-X   Got newer more revealing headphones. flac-8 for ar...   Feb 21 2013, 07:43
- - roebeet   FLAC for my needle drop / CD rip "masters...   Feb 25 2013, 04:42
- - Maurits   FLAC for archival on an external drive for backup ...   Feb 25 2013, 11:52
- - spicymeatball77   My habits seem very similar to people in this thre...   May 23 2013, 18:19


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