webmaster at countrypure.net
Fri Feb 13 12:42:58 PST 2004
Yes, mp3 does suck. Vorbis, AAC, and WMA are superior.
Vorbis is better at all bitrates, not just above some magical number. I
use my PDA to play files when I'm out and about, $80 for a cheap one on
As you said though, there might be a few reasons for someone to use mp3.
There are lots of cute little gagdets out there that support mp3 and
wma, and not as many that support vorbis. This is changing though.
Benjamin Walkenhorst wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Feb 2004 23:51:19 -0600
> Quintin Riis <webmaster at countrypure.net> wrote:
>>mp3 is outdated, use vorbis.
> I wouldn't say so.
> Unless you show me an affordable hardware-vorbis-player. There's plenty
> of CD-Players that will also play mp3-CDs, just like most
> Also, I hear, XMMS does not support vorbis. I don't know for sure,
> Furthermore, mp3 offers suffcient audio-quality (if your audio-source is
> of good quality and your encoder is good) for most circumstances -
> Vorbis, as far as I know, offers superior audio-quality only at bitrates
> above 160 kbps. And at that bitrates, I don't think I could tell mp3
> from vorbis, at least not using my ES1371-based sound-card and my cheap
> active speakers.
> Just to make things clear, there's *nothing* wrong with vorbis. If you
> care for audio-quality primarily and your source offers that degree of
> quality, go for vorbis!
> But there *are* reasons for still using mp3, and it's not exactly like
> mp3 sucks. =)
>>abcde is nice, as is cdparanoia
> AFAIK, abcde only serves as a frontend for various other tools
> (cdparanoia, lame, oggenc, ...). You still need cdparanoia, oggenc,
> lame, for abcde to work.
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