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What is the best music format?

asked Nov 23 '10 at 10:34

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Best, adjective, of the most excellent, effective, or desirable type or quality

(Nov 23 '10 at 14:00) Feras Feras's gravatar image

I will not argue further than this, by what I am reading from his question is that he asks for the best music format, not a specific area in that subject. So his question would be simply asking what music format reasonably meets all of the criteria that makes a good music format, not one that meets only one.

(Nov 23 '10 at 14:51) Feras Feras's gravatar image

Lossless Codec Like FLAC....No lossy compression and improved audio quality for listening....

Also Windows has a Lossless codex

answered Nov 23 '10 at 10:37

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I've heard this is the best but I have not used it myself. Still using .mp3

(Nov 23 '10 at 10:40) Steven Hibbs Steven%20Hibbs's gravatar image

It is what they call a lossy compression, but gives small file sizes

(Nov 23 '10 at 10:45) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

The problem is that an artist album can be around 1GB to 2 Gbs :( but I am getting an external soon ^^

(Nov 23 '10 at 13:41) Patxi Patxi's gravatar image

Plus, no DRM :D

(Nov 24 '10 at 03:41) Alekz Alekz's gravatar image

FLAC, I thought. Although the Issue is due to decompression, space. I converted 3000 songs to flac. Took 4 hours, and then told me that I had run out of space. 340Gig it has used :L

answered Nov 23 '10 at 14:56

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If you are converting from a lossy format (Such as MP3) to lossless, the ONLY gain is use of disc space. No increase in sound quality at all. It is like copying from a cassette onto a CD and hoping the music sounds better.

(Dec 12 '10 at 06:35) Eeveevolve Eeveevolve's gravatar image

Yea converting musing INTO flac was a very silly think to do. You just wasted 340GB, bro :P

(Dec 12 '10 at 06:42) Ben Grant Ben%20Grant's gravatar image

I did delete after :L Although, I did notice a very slight differnece

(Dec 12 '10 at 10:25) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

AIFF has the best quality. The format of music on CD's is highest quality AIFF so when i import songs it basically does a direct copy.

answered Dec 12 '10 at 11:57

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