[vorbis] TwinVQ versus The World

Marshall Eubanks tme at 21rst-century.com
Thu Jun 21 13:30:15 PDT 2001

Karol Pietrzak wrote:

> The last few threads have really been interesting.  Technologies
> that are currently on the market are MP3, RealAudio, and Windows
> Media (pre-version8).  Technologies currently in progress or
> just shipped are Ogg Vorbis and mp3pro.  I don't think anyone
> has mentioned TwinVQ on this list.  While exploring alternatives
> to MP3 (which is when I also found Vorbis), I noticed TwinVQ.  I
> encoded a few tracks with TwinVQ and they sounded like shit, but
> does anyone still consider TwinVQ a serious competitor in the
> compressed audio market?  Does it have _any_ advantages over
> anything else?  How about AAC?

In my discussions with MPEG 4 developers, it looks like they may go
with MP3 (aka Layer 3) for audio due to its established position.

This would leave AAC basically in the dust.

> Thanks for everyone's reply ahead of time.
> --
> noodlez:   Karol Pietrzak
> PGP KeyID: 0x3A1446A0

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