Music.. but Which??

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  1. infohardik

    infohardik New Member

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    Hello.

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    Which is the best Audio Format avaliable today. :!: :arrow:
     
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    mp3 of course
    even wma is good it shrinks the files but once u convert it into wma u cant change it
     
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    mp3 is a lossy format .... its not the BEST
    its just the most famous
    ogg is better than mp3 ..
     
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    Ogg, Never Heard.

    So which s/w should be use for conversion, the best for (Wave=mp3=wma=ogg)

    :!: :arrow:
     
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    .rm is the best in case u r downloading . it is the most shrinked and offer as much quality as mp3.
     
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    hmmm
    well if ur converting from a cd then all u need is a ripper
    and i think rippers convert individual files as well ( dunno never done it )
    so for rippers ... musicmatch jukebox does a good job
    and its a whole media centre so u can use it as default
    if u want only a ripper
    there are many software like fast cd ripper

    for converters specially u can search on download.com
    here i did it for u :D
    http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0.html?qt=wav+mp3+ogg+converter&tg=dl-2001

    as for details on file formats
    Digital Music Formats
    How To Convert Anything
    Multimedia File Formats
    Beginners Guide To Multimedia File Formats
    Audio File Formats

    if u notice none of these cover OGG ... since its more of an underground file format ... also not commercially caught on yet

    Official OGG Vorbis Site
    The OGG Vorbis Codce Project
    OGG Format
    Sound FIle Format
     
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    cooljeba The Photoshop Guy

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    BTW i would like to add to raven post dat
    ogg is an open source encoding format!! so just pure entertainment ;)

    ..:: peace ::..
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    never heard of the .rm format. probably drdrudge can shed more light on it?
     
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    .rm is the real media format.very small in size and as dsgrudge said very good for downloading due to its small size. the music quality is also good.
     
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    mp3 and ogg and rm
     
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    mp3 is highly popular,OggVorbis is equally good.If u want HIGH compression use some of Real Player's Formats.Use Helix Producer Software.
     
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    ok, i had a conversation with [deXter] once and according to him, Apple's AAC format is good, he says that the AAC format gives a gr8 sound quality at minimum size of the file.

    well, i also tried converting some of my mp3s to AAC using dBPoweramp and the result: NOT BAD...tho u may experience some minor glitches which r really negligible (unless u r a professional :p)

    ogg wasnt bad either, but i personally like the wma format....the only drawback is: i'm not able to play the wma format on linux :( and so, most of my songs r in the mp3 format (if anybody can help me with this, pls do).

    do we need music in real format on our hard-disks?? as far as i know, we can play the real format on a very few players and besides, rm/ra/ram formats are good for streaming audio only. :)
     
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    real formats are mostly internet based i mean bandwidth consious so they don't provide the quality dat mp3 provides. rm uses high compression so loss of quality does happen ;)

    ..:: Peace ::..
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    If u want high compression then obviously quality will be less.but i have seen one of my friend having a 30 to 50 second video in floppy.so i admire the technology used by the real's formats.
     
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    yaar... just go blindly 4 the MP3 format (in range of 128-256kbit)... as it is the most played around... most versatile... and most chalnewaala format... if some day u wanna play it on an MP3 player u can do it... it is not the case when u convert 2 other compression formats... compression back 2 MP3 from any other format would mean helluva loss of quality
    Go 4 dbpoweramp @ http://www.dbpoweramp.com/
     
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    Hello again...

    1 Question, again.

    If i MP3 song is compressed to its best reducing bitrates n all other things can it be really converted to its original quality or even better than it coz I doubt :!: :arrow:
     
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    nope..
    theres always loss of quality
    be it negligible
    read again
    it may even sound good and original but no matter what there IS LOSS OF DATA
     
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    Conclusion

    U should'nt compress ur MP3

    and hence there is no use for any change of format if u r using it on ur PC.

    ??? M I right ????
     
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    SIGH !!
    no
    see
    ur questions are subjective ...
    u want the BEST compression ?? its not MP3
    u want standard compression what ppl use ?
    then there is mp3 and wma which are the standard
    i use mp3 ... and someone here uses wma ...
    wav is uncompressed pure format ... and it takes up too much disk space ... so keepin ur music in WAV is just not logical ...
    rest is upto u
     
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