[vorbis] Format comparison
scott at myplay.com
Wed Jun 20 16:18:05 PDT 2001
Jack Moffitt wrote:
> > > removes the silence gaps that we have with MP3,
> > The average listener hasn't noticed. If you take a CD of songs with
> > silence between them (the usual pop-music format), and rip it into a
> > bunch of MP3 files, the silence gaps are not a problem, because the CD
> > had silence between the songs anyway. Unless you're referring to
> > something else entirely that I haven't even noticed; if so, then this
> > must be a really esoteric problem, in which case, again, the average
> > user hasn't noticed and doesn't care.
> Have youy listened to any electronic music at all? This is a pretty
> seriuos problem, and growing in seriousness as the rise of DJ culture
Or live albums, in fact most of my cd collection contains tracks with no
silence between them.
Anyway - comparisons with mp3 are all very good - but mp3 isn't so much
a threat as windows media format - I know that any decent listener can
hear flaws in the audio even at the highest bitrate setting, but
microsoft is targetting the lowest common denominator. They claim
bitrates of 48kbit/sec for cd quality - and on a casual listen most
people are happy with the quality.
That's the real thing to be shooting for
Scott Manley (AKA Szyzyg)
Streaming Media Hacker
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