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9th October 2002, 20:05
Search is borked. Google is too vague (on account of it is too objective, and isn't human). I'll have a new CD arriving this afternoon. What quality setting should I encode it into Ogg with? For reference, most of my MP3s average at about 160 to 196 kbps.
9th October 2002, 20:07
Actually it depends on what type of music! Least: Punk 64... Average: Pop 128 ... Highest: Classical 192...
But I prefer variable bitrate... but thats just me :)
9th October 2002, 20:09
If I'm not mistaken, using quality setting as the encoding method gives variable bit rate.
9th October 2002, 20:10
for me; maximum quality for everything!!! (disk space isnt an issue :p)
9th October 2002, 20:26
You'll probably have no audible artifacts at 4.99 and above. You may want to do a listening test and see if 4 or even 3.something is enough to sound good to you. It's pretty subjective, some people claim 3 is usually "good enough", but I'm not even close to an audiophile and I can hear a marked difference below 4.
9th October 2002, 22:23
I've noticed a few of these ogg posts now and people say 3, 4, 10, whatever, but no one ever recommends 5, always 4.95 or 4.99.
What's the reasoning behind this ?
9th October 2002, 22:26
In a pre-1.0 version of Ogg, quality 5 and above utilised extra features that significantly increased file size. Hence the popularity of 4.99 (sawg uses 4.75, which is just weird).
9th October 2002, 23:13
Time I took a closer look at ogg, never heard anyone have anything bad to say about it yet.
Is it too good to be true :)
9th October 2002, 23:58
Ok... Time for a flame :mad:
DON'T GO GETTING ME ALL EXCITED ABOUT A SIMPSONS THREAD WHEN ITS JUST FOR STUPID TECH SUPPORT!!!
10th October 2002, 00:46
Originally posted by rm'
If I'm not mistaken, using quality setting as the encoding method gives variable bit rate. You would be correct sir. :)
At least 160 to 192 kbps MP3 or OGGs. :)
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