Which digital music format are you using?

Discussion in 'polls' started by ambient_88, Aug 1, 2008.

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Which digital music format are you using?

  1. MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3)

    80 vote(s)
    87.0%
  2. Advanced Audio Codec (AAC)

    12 vote(s)
    13.0%
  3. Windows Media Audio (WMA)

    20 vote(s)
    21.7%
  4. Ogg Vorbis

    9 vote(s)
    9.8%
  5. Musepack (MPC)

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  6. Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding (ATRAC)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC)

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  8. Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC)

    16 vote(s)
    17.4%
  9. Monkey's Audio

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Shorten (SHN)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ambient_88

    ambient_88 Registered Member

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    The subject says it all. Vote for the digital music format of your choice!
     
  2. dw426

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    Well, I don't see an actual poll with options, so I'll write it here, lol.

    My choice when space is a concern is MP3, with a decent VBR. However, with some music, I need better, especially with classical. For those occasions I go to FLAC...though neither will be allowed within 50 feet of my home stereo where those "obsolete" records reign supreme :thumb: ;)

    Edit: Oh NOW you put the actual poll up after I'm done writing, lol.
     
  3. ambient_88

    ambient_88 Registered Member

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    You can't see the poll? Wait, let me fix that...

    EDIT: It looks like I can't edit it anymore. Anyway, how come I can see it?
     
  4. MikeBCda

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    MP3, mainly because there's so much more available in that format (plus just about any media player can handle it).
     
  5. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

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    I can see it, you fixed it while I was busy writing the last post :)
     
  6. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    MP3 since 1998
     
  7. n8chavez

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    mp3pro @ slow encoding/High quality 128 kbs.
     
  8. emperordarius

    emperordarius Registered Member

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    Mainly mp3, sometimes wma.
     
  9. progress

    progress Guest

    Only Mp3 :p
     
  10. Arup

    Arup Guest

    There have been many new format including the lossless high quality wavpack but my favorite till today remains LAME mp3 even though I use Ubuntu which by default prefers the Ogg format. MP3 is universal and plays easily anywhere, everywhere.
     
  11. Tommy

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    Mostly MP3 and OGG. For some classic music i use lossless flac.
     
  12. the Tester

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    Always mp3 here.
     
  13. boonie

    boonie Registered Member

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    Flac here
     
  14. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

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    MP3s, ripped via Audiograbber (using LAME 3.98.2) at a target VBR of 245 kbps. Classical music at a CBR of 320 kbps.
     
  15. Mrkvonic

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    I'm not that sensitive when it comes to sound. I hear well, but I don't have that musical touch, so it really matters little to me what format, compression and whatnot. I usually play mp3, as it seems to be supported most widely by players, including my car, ogg and whatever comes on bought CDs.
    Mrk
     
  16. Plati

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    MP3, WMA.
     
  17. ambient_88

    ambient_88 Registered Member

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    Most of my music is encoded in AAC (256kbps)/Apple Lossless (Classical). Some are still in MP3, but I'm gradually converting all of them.
     
  18. vijayind

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    m4a/AAC is my choice. With variable bitrate I squeeze much more into my phone SD card.
     
  19. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 - mp3
     
  20. roady

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    Ditto.Nothing to add.....:D
     
  21. YanK33

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    AAC the best sound on a DOLBY DTS card PC :D
     
  22. guest

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    MP3, simply because of the greater availability of MP3 music files. But I consider sound quality a very important aspect as well. On my personal music collection, I maintain only MP3 files of very good sound quality. If there was an alternative with even better quality and similar availability, I would abandon MP3 in favor of it.
     
  23. The Seeker

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    FLAC for storage, Ogg Vorbis for home and portable listening (via a Sansa Clip+).
     
  24. Noob

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    FLAC if possible and MP3 usually. :D
     
  25. CiX

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    WMA and MP3 here
     
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