lossless audio was: [oclug] Dumb question about MP3
oclug at kernelpanic.ca
Fri Aug 18 15:26:16 EDT 2006
On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 11:56:34AM -0400, Tim Forbes wrote:
> Since you are an audiophile, you might be interested in the lossless
> compression formats (not MP3) that some of them support. I'm not an
> expert on those, but I know they exist. You'll store less hours of
> music, but a higher audio quality is possible.
The patent free FLAC, Free Lossles Audio Codec, is excellent. It is
overkill for portable players. I have ripped most of my CDs into FLAC
files using abcde. On average albums take about 350MB of space. The
big advantage I see with FLAC is that I can easily transcode all of my
music into the favored format of the day.
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