MrPhilly / Michael Philips 1mo+14dy ago
Does anyone object to using OGG files instead of WAV? I have a song that's a total of 469MB in WAV files, and with my speed it'll take an estimated 3hrs to upload, but I have the same files in OGG format and with a total of 26MB it shouldn't take more than about 5-8 minutes. I checked into the OGG format, it's a less commonly used format and has about the same file size as an MP3, but I don't know if it suffers the same problem as MP3 does. Any advice on this?


     

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antonklinkt   commented 1mo+14dy ago


469mb compressed to 26mb, pretty sure that's a bad idea if you care about audio quality. you can use .flac (lossless data compression)

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MrPhilly   commented 1mo+14dy ago


There are 12 separate WAV files, each 39.1MB, and each one using OGG compresses between 223KB to 4.94MB, and all 12 files as OGG totals 29.1MB, whereas all 12 WAV files total 469MB, and uploading all 12 in WAV format takes approx 3hrs

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offthewall   commented 1mo+14dy ago


I've had pretty good service in the past with OGG's but usually as an alternative to MP3. Another really great but underused format is APE files from MonkeysAudio. When I first came to Kompoz it was supposed to be a recognised format but I could never get it to work here. It is really good for transferring files to other people as the file size is small but, once uncompressed, shows no degradation. As Anton says the other good alternative is FLAC.

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MrPhilly   commented 1mo+14dy ago


Then FLAC it is. Thanks guys.

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stoman   commented 1mo+14dy ago


+1 for FLAC. OGG is just a container, btw. - it can contain anything. But FLAC is the way to go for lossless audio.