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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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post Oct 5 2010, 23:45
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Wow what a coincidence that I checked up on ogg today tongue.gif.

There shouldn't really be a difference to oggenc and oggdropXPd, they are just different front-ends, ie they just allow you to use the same encoder in different ways, one using it's own graphical interface (oggdropXPd) and the other not (oggenc). Basically as long whatever you choose to use is using AoTuV b5.7 to encode the audio, the sound quality will be the same. Personally I use oggenc with aotuv b5.7 as I use linux and it supports encoding directly from flac.

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