[vorbis] Format comparison

Trick gerry at c64.org
Wed Jun 20 17:00:32 PDT 2001

> You mean continuous mixes? Sure. So you just rip the whole CD as one
> MP3 file. No silence gaps. Or you get the WinAmp gap remover plugin.

That gap remover doesn't work at all. It removes some silence, but there's 
still clicks and other bad noises when switching songs.

> Neither of these are perfect solutions, of course. With a one-file CD,
> you can't easily play a specific track. Then again, the continuous mix
> idea is that it's supposed to be a seamless experience, so people who
> are really into that sort of thing probably don't play individual tracks
> all that often; surely it can't be normal to play such a CD in shuffle
> mode, either.

You forget about the CDs that have different songs that mix into each other 
for a few seconds. That's done all the time, also by popular artists 
(Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Tool, Radiohead, etc.), not to mention all the live 
albums out there, by all kinds of artists.

It's great to be able to pick one song to listen to some time, and another 
time be able to listen to the entire CD as a whole. Actually, when i first 
heard of Ogg Vorbis, this was one of the features that was most important to 
me when making the switch.



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