[vorbis] Bzip2 & Ogg Vorbis

Monty xiphmont at xiph.org
Mon Dec 23 19:08:23 PST 2002

On Mon, Dec 23, 2002 at 11:30:09PM +0100, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got some (seven) Ogg Vorbis files with a total size of 18637246 bytes.
> When I use bzip2 to compress these files, the total size is 16949443. That's
> 10% less.
> Is bzip2 supposed to be able to compress Ogg Vorbis files further?
> If not, are these files encoded with wrong settings?
> If so, why is there no option to use bzip2 with Ogg Vorbis by default?

Seeking plus pre-set huffman ratios are unlikely to result in losing
as much as 10% off optimal, unless there are a few other things at
work here.

Could you give more information?

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