08-03-2009 01:11 PM
Vorbis is excellent, you're absolutely right. I tried it out, and ended up moving away from it, and WMA VBR, because I wanted something universally supported, so LAME it is. Down the line, if I have a different player, I want to still be able to play my tunes.
There's not really that many players out there that support Vorbis yet, but I thought that Q6 or Q7, which are in the vicinity of 200kbps, sounded equally as good as LAME V0, which is usually higher than that.
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08-03-2009 01:41 PM
Its true, at the higher bitrates it tends to make less difference what codec you choose, as long as they're modern codecs (LAME being among the best for MP3). I mostly use Vorbis at Q4 (which ranges around 128-160kbps) for things like acoustic music, and I only do that for things I plan to permanently keep on the Fuze. Then I delete it. I'm sure some people would consider this too time-consuming; I just re-ripped the CDs while I was doing other stuff on the computer anyway so the only time invested was a few seconds to open and close the CD drive every now and then.
08-03-2009 03:47 PM
if you have a v1 fuze, if its v2 rockbox from what i see is a good bit off. as to AAC, try Vorbis(ogg) higher quility and faster encode speeds using aoTuV5.7 or newer, AAC is just to **bleep** slow to encode and dosnt sound as good at lower bitrates :/
08-07-2009 07:19 PM - edited 08-07-2009 07:39 PM
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08-07-2009 07:23 PM
At what bitrate for the wma? Codecs usually are optimised to work at a particular range of bitrates - they have sweet spots. Low bitrate wma sounds bad just like low bitrate anything does.
08-08-2009 10:31 AM