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MP3 vs. WMA vs. OGG vs. MPEG-4 AAC vs. ...

by arges86 / October 25, 2004 7:21 AM PDT

Which file format is the best at a moderate bit rate (approx. 128 kbps)?

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Re: MP3 vs. WMA vs. OGG vs. MPEG-4 AAC vs. ...
by rcgcfn / October 26, 2004 6:44 AM PDT

I believe moderate has now evolved to a standard 192 Kb/s

Doesn't saying '192' just sound better than boring '128'??

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Re: MP3 vs. WMA vs. OGG vs. MPEG-4 AAC vs. ...
by anonymous82790 / October 26, 2004 7:22 AM PDT

MP3: worst quality, few online stores use, most compatible and common format

AAC: only works with ipod and itunes but is better than mp3

OGG: is better than AAC but works with few mp3 players and few online stores use it

WMA:is better than mp3 but I don't know comparison to aac and ogg, most online stores use it and works with most mp3 players (not ipod)

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Re: MP3 vs. WMA vs. OGG vs. MPEG-4 AAC vs. ...
by gcgrotz / November 8, 2004 9:50 PM PST

I like AAC, but then I have an iPod. I could hear artifacts of the compression with 128k mp3, I don't with 128k AAC. Extensive listening with headphones has yet to reveal a problem, even with stuff I had on CD and had listened to over a hundred times.

I am using a PC with iTunes, so you'll know I'm not an AppleHead, I've heard all the stories about wma rights managements and don't even want to get involved. iTunes and the music store is just too easy, its free, so try it.

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