[!CrackMonkey!] Ogg Vorbis vs. MP3 (was Re: on pigdog)
squinky at dasbistro.com
Sat Sep 28 12:18:10 PDT 2002
On Sat, Sep 28, 2002 at 03:50:22PM -0400, Matt Obert wrote:
> I'd just like to add that MP3 compression sounds glassy in
> the treble range and inconsistent in the bass, while Ogg
> Vorbis offers more solid bass and clearer treble. The Ogg
> Vorbis compression algorithm is also more efficient, so a
> similar quality .ogg will have a smaller file size than
> the equivalent .mp3 (and a similar size .ogg will have
> higher fidelity.) Plus, Ogg Vorbis is free of patent
> restrictions. This thread is going nowhere fast. I'd love
> to hear some well-documented reasons why MP3s are superior
> ... and failing that, I'd like a pony..
Not true. I fell into this rhetoric too, but then found out that Ogg
Vorbis files not only sounded worse, but took up _more_ space than an
MP3. I had to convert all of my Ogg Vorbis files back over to MP3.
Now they don't sound all tinny and overmodulated.
Besides, now that the MP3 licensing has been squared away, you know
that MP3 will have a secure financial future, whereas Ogg Vorbis
doesn't even have commercial support.
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