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encoding level
Authored by: poultryfarm on Nov 07, '02 04:18:24AM

i am interested in getting a sense of what quality level you guts use to encode your ogg files.
i don't need the best quality and would like to save space, but i would also like to not notice any loss in sound quality. in the past in itunes i would encode mp3 at the high quality setting, now i am thinking of switching to .ogg and it seems like for ogg the qualitu 10 is overkill, no? just listening for pleasure, nothing professional obviously.

any recommendations.

thanks.



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encoding level
Authored by: c15zyx on Nov 07, '02 10:04:51AM

-q 10 is totally overkill, averaging 500 kbps. personally i use -q 6, the first mode which uses lossless channel-coupling. Average about 180 kbps (very roughly) for most my tracks. This is transparent to me, but if you want to save some space, try -q 5 (very roughly 160) or -q 4 (128). Despite these bitrates, ogg files will sound excellent, with little to no artifacting (as found in MP3s) at 128 kbps.



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encoding level
Authored by: poultryfarm on Nov 08, '02 01:27:29AM

great, thank you for the information



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