OT: FLAC vs RAR (was: [vorbis-dev] Vorbis is low on artifacts but EQ isn't good)

Moritz Grimm gtgbr at gmx.net
Wed Sep 4 14:35:18 PDT 2002

Daniel Resare wrote:
> rar is very good at compressing audio files, but not as good as
> specialized lossless audio compression codecs such as for example flac
> http://flac.sf.net/. Flac is also free software, which rar is not.

My Winamp wouldn't even play .RAR files if it had a plugin, it does play
FLACs, however. Btw, FLAC doesn't compress best (LPAC is better, for
example), but being free software makes it the tool of choice.

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