LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

View Poll Results: Which music format is the BEST?
MP3 5 31.25%
OGG 10 62.50%
WMA 1 6.25%
Other? 0 0%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-03-2004, 06:18 PM   #1
crazibri
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Orange County, CA
Distribution: OS X, SuSE, RH, Debian, XP
Posts: 377

Rep: Reputation: 31
mp3 / wma / ogg ...etc


Hi,
I just have a few general questions about the different file formats.
1.) Whats the difference between the file encoding? (file size, quality, etc between mp3, ogg, wma, etc)

2.) If variable or constant bitrate better?

3.) Which formats do you use? (mp3, wma, ogg, wav, etc) (128, 164, 256kbps... etc)

Thank you!

Last edited by crazibri; 07-03-2004 at 06:21 PM.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 08:05 PM   #2
Berto
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Stevenson, WA, USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 232

Rep: Reputation: 30
Ogg all the way

Take a look at this site: http://www.xiph.org/ogg/vorbis/listen.html
And this one too: http://www.vorbis.com/

For the info you want.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 08:32 PM   #3
drkfir5
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: SuSE 9.0
Posts: 41

Rep: Reputation: 15
I like to use mp3s because they are universally understood. No messy file conversions until your ready to burn them on a CD.. if you do that kind of thing.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 08:37 PM   #4
RagingIfrit
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Distribution: Fedora Core 2
Posts: 69

Rep: Reputation: 15
Yeah, mp3 is just sorta the default format now a days. However, I also really like atrac3 off of a wav. Wav's are bad because they're big, but atrac3 gives you comparable quality (lossless compression) at a size at or below mp3.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 08:43 PM   #5
Berto
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Stevenson, WA, USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 232

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by drkfir5
No messy file conversions until your ready to burn them on a CD.. if you do that kind of thing.
You don't need to do anything "messy" if you use K3b, it does it all for you.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 11:07 PM   #6
mritch
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: austria
Distribution: debian
Posts: 667

Rep: Reputation: 30
ogg, smaller size, better quality, and it's free! BUT - not every player supports it.

mritch.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 01:12 PM   #7
windowsrefugeeX
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 272

Rep: Reputation: 30
yeah i like ogg better, but the fact that most mp3 player do not support oggg is kind of sh*ty, therefore the only that i know that supports ogg are IRiver IHP and Rio Karma. I would like 2 c iPod supporting ogg but at current time it doesn't.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 01:29 PM   #8
slackMeUp
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Slack-where?
Posts: 654

Rep: Reputation: 30
OGG

No question, OGG all the way! It just sounds so much better then MP3s at the same bitrate.

And all major player now have support for OGG, via built-in or plug-in.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 01:42 PM   #9
LavaDevil94
Guru
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Gentoo 2004.2: Who needs exmmpkg when you have emerge?
Posts: 1,795

Rep: Reputation: 46
I like OGG a lot, but MP3's are the universal format, so I have to use those on my MP3 player. It doesn't support OGG yet.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Convert wma to ogg lixy Linux - Software 20 10-12-2011 05:58 PM
wma to mp3 pulsez Linux - Newbie 5 10-27-2005 07:17 PM
Converting from .wma to .mp3/.ogg Napalm Llama Linux - Software 2 09-10-2005 11:18 AM
mp3 and wma to ogg, how can I do that? TruongAn Linux - Software 6 08-30-2005 03:04 AM
Where can I find a WMA to Mp3 (or Ogg) converter? Pcghost Linux - Software 3 07-23-2003 04:16 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:07 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration