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Not sure which lossy format to use for Android playback
post Dec 6 2012, 15:02
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My music collection is currently encoded in FLAC format and was ripped using cdparanoia. I want to convert some of my FLAC files to a lossy format for listening on my Android phone at work (Nexus 4 for reference) but am unsure which codec to use. I think the choice is really between AAC and Ogg Vorbis but I'm not really sure. I'm basically looking for the best sound quality with the smallest file size.

Can anyone offer some advice for a newbie in this field (prior to this I've only ever really used lossless formats such as ALAC or FLAC).? Thanks.
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post Dec 6 2012, 16:52
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I won't give an advice as I dump my FLAC files in my androphone.

Just have a look here:
Hydrogenaudio Listening Tests - Hydrogenaudio Knowledgebase
Public Multiformat Listening Test @ ~64 kbps (March 2011)
Results of the public multiformat listening test @ 64 kbps (March/April 2011)

After reading those pages, I would go with:
QAAC discussion, questions, feature requests, etc. - Hydrogenaudio Forums

The only thing to do is testing a few tracks with various bitrates to find what floats your boat.

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