mp3 or mp4...

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  1. sarincv

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    which is best
     
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    MP4 is better than MP3 in terms of audio compression. An MP4 encoded at 96Kbps sounds as good as MP3 encoded at around 192Kbps. That means it reduces the file size drastically compared to MP3 at same audio quality.
     
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    well as the name suggests ... mp4 which means it came after mp3 so u dont need ot be einstein to know which is better
     
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    If it was really that easy .... lets keep it simple :

    Quality : MP3
    Size : MP4 ...
     
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    AAC audio format is the best. An AAC audio almost half the file size of MP3 can give
    you the same clarity!! An AAC audio file encoded at 128 kbps gives superior audio
    output compared to an MP3 also encoded at 128 kbps. Read more about AAC audio format here
     
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    All things said and done, if you want compatibility, you should stick to mp3 for now... Not all MP3 players support MP4 or AAC or WMA format... Though they might offer better quality at smaller size, they cannot match MP3 for compatibility...

    Arun
     
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    There is no hard and fast rule that the new ones will always be better than old. Sarincv want to discuss the advantages and disadvantages. MP4 still has the compatibility issue and id3 tags issue. So your quote doesn't make any sense. If you know something discuss here rather than making statements like that.
     
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    ok this is from another forum ...
    also it is said that mp4 is the same as aac format ..... as far as compatibility issues are concerned they mean that there are not many players supporting mp4 as of now ..... which a current market round will tell u is not true ..... read my previous post after this one then see whether it makes sense or no
     
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    @MAV3: What's up with you man? You yourself have now found out that there are drawbacks of MP4 format over MP3. Then what's all the einstein matter all about?
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    I was also pointing out the samething. MP4 came after MP3 doesn't mean that MP4 is always better than MP3. There are few issues on MP4 and this is the place to discuss and find it out.
     
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    i have had trouble with this high def mp4 file (Unity-720p-AAC.mp4), thing is it frames very badly in any player , is there any way to watch it without it framing ,plz reply ..
     
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    Completely agree with u;)
     
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    @forever:u're talkin abt mp4 video,while this thread is about mp4 audio.
     
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    mp4 is a container format which can be used for both audio and vdo

    aac and mp4 are the same thing ....

    Is MP4 the successor of MP3?
    Yes and No. No, because MP3 is one specific type of audio format, whereas MP4 is a container format and not an audio codec. Yes, because MP4 is part of the MPEG-4 Standard, which can be taken as the successor of the MPEG-1/2 standard, where MP3 was part of.
    MPEG-4 also includes AAC, an audio codec better than MP3, which most of the time comes in the MP4 format

    mp4 is not so good at higher bitrates
     
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    mp4 encoded at 128 kbps is larger than mp3 at 128kbps
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    Also I have an mp4 player....so which will be better...r u sure that mp4 at 96 kbps has got same quality as that of mp3 at 128kbps?
     
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    MP4 encoded at 128Kbps is larger than MP3 encoded at same rate. But quality of MP4 will be same as that of MP3 encoded at around 220kbps.

    So MP4 is better than MP3 in terms of size and quality of playback. If you have MP4 player, go for MP4.
     
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    ... thats what every1 who has tested mp4 and mp3 has confirmed .... google it .... and hence i say mp4 is better than mp4 coz its quality at lower bit-rate is same as mp3 at higher bits which means at low file size u get quality same as that of mp3
     
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    Thanx.........
     
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    all said and done. Cna anyone now post some links / names of good converters that are able to convert audio to mp4 format ie with extension as mp4
     
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    Google it or search 4 vsome conversion software at softpedia.com
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    Google it or search 4 some conversion software at softpedia.com:) :roll:
     
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    Well all what i can say is MP4 format support Video also... :p I have seen that high quality DVD RIPs makes 4GB DVD into 400MB MP4 format... and with very good qaulity..
     
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