reply to c1590
Re: Best P2P to find OGG music. AAC is not mp3. AC3 shares much similarity, and I'm beginning to suspect that is what you are referring to.
@nightshade74 yes FLAC does have its niche, but for file sharing its a mystery why anyone would use it. Most likely because people automatically see the word "lossy" and assume they will lose information, but with bit rates as high as 320K we don't really see that happen.
This isn't really a statement of how good MP3 is but rather how bad wav compression is. Compared to OGG/AAC and other mpeg4 codecs they just look terrible.
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said by DataRiker:Why not? If I see FLAC I know I'm getting a perfect copy with
@nightshade74 yes FLAC does have its niche, but for file sharing its a mystery why anyone would use it.
zero artifacts. Whomever encoded it couldnt have snafu-ed
A 60 Meg file takes me less than 20 seconds to download.
I've got enough storage to handle an unGodly amount
of FLAC Dead shows from archive.org....
If FLAC works for you that is great. In my opinion there are better alternatives are out there, but you seem kind of paranoid about getting a bad rip. Quality release groups include source and encoding info, seemingly just for people like you. I think this is a non-issue.
Often times I find rare stuff on very slow sources such as emule, and love it when somebody takes the time to make AAC rips for faster downloading.
I also don't have the fastest internet in the world, and I have Caps on top of that.
Also, on the type of music I listen to ( techno, trance ) you are lucky to get a 15 % reduction in file size with FLAC, which means 2+ hour releases are huge. At this point your getting close to a Gigabyte , I would much rather download a 80 Meg AAC file than that.
That situation is irrelevant to this discussion. We're talking about if we had a choice, what encoding scheme we would select.
@c1590 I am mystified how emule is irrelevant on a file-sharing forum. Could you please elaborate?
@OP - emule is probably your only likely source to find OGG music. Its the largest P2P program right now, but its extremely slow. Don't think your going to find OGG on torrents.
The cool thing about that is, you might find out some names of OGG release groups, then you can hunt for torrents if they exist.
Not emule, I was referring to the situation you described about looking for rare or hard to find music. If it was rare obviously you'd take whatever you could get in any format.
Yes obviously. I am still a bit perplexed as I clearly stated it makes me happy WHEN they use AAC.
As anyone who is familiar with emule can tell you, this can potentially make the difference between an after noon or a week, for no gain in quality