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Old 8th May 2003, 12:02 AM   #1
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Default newbie to digital compares mp3 and ogg

can some one tell me somthing interesting about these things
i search for hard facts on mp3 and ogg compression ,and its hard to find. ''uses pyschoacoustic masking'' etc etc is all i ever hear..

what does my basic tests show?

(they cant really prove much cos i didnt measure how accurate me pc,cooledit, etc is)






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I don't know about ogg, but MP3 sounds worse on my home system than the CD it's ripped from. I haven't done much in the way of trying different MP3 bit rates etc. But the bottom line are that it's a lossy format.

The CD standard is right on the hairy edge of acceptable, and lossy of information is not a good thing.

I'd say in the car, I'd be hard pressed to hear a difference. But it's not worth the hassle to convert my music only for the car.

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Default AAC vs MP3 vs OGG

Since Apple came out with their music store, and claimed that the AAC sounded better at 128kbps than MP3 at 160kbps, and indeed sounds better than the CD in some cases, I decided to do a test. I used my computer to queue up randomly ten tracks in either AAC version or CD version. Without knowing which was playing, I recorded my observations and preferences on a notepad. Later I compared my notes with which version was playing. Invariably, I preferred the CD version when it was played consecutively with the AAC version.

I performed the same test, and was surprised to find that I prefered the MP3 version over the AAC version. I was further surprised to find that I expressed no preference between 160kbps MP3 and 160kbps Vorbis.
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