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User opions wanted, Wavpack vs Ogg vs MPC (crippled)
Progenator
post Feb 13 2006, 16:56
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Hi,
I recently installed Rockbox firmware on my Iriver I-hp 120, and quite stoked about it, its great.
I am befuddled though, as to which lossy format to use. I know MPC is supposed to be the best at 128kbps and up, but the MPC plays but does not seek with it. I have seen posts here (at hydrgogen audio) with people saying MPC at insane may as well be considered lossless for listening purposes. Is it that good? If it is, I would go without the seeking for music.
Quality AND size are my considerations. I tend to encode my stuff at 160-220 weighing both factors. For my car steareo I used lame at 320. I can definately notice the difference between an ogg and lame at the same bitrates (Radiohead - Karma Police at 160) .

I also don't know how a lossy wavpack (which is well supported on the rockbox) compares to OGG or MPC. I'd assume in quality: 1. MPC 2. OGG 3.Wavpack, but thats just an assumption.

Would like some opinions on this and maybe an all inclusive lossy format test.
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salpro
post Feb 17 2006, 22:14
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mpc main advantage is speed of encoding and decoding in my humble "opinion"
if this is incorrect please delete my post without notification mr moderator
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- Progenator   User opions wanted   Feb 13 2006, 16:56
- - guruboolez   Nobody has posted any listening test at very high ...   Feb 13 2006, 17:16
- - Garf   Your information is outdated. http://www.maresweb...   Feb 13 2006, 17:19
- - Progenator   Your right about my original claim. Listening aga...   Feb 13 2006, 18:16
- - bryant   QUOTE (Progenator @ Feb 13 2006, 07:56 AM)I a...   Feb 13 2006, 18:24
- - salpro   mpc main advantage is speed of encoding and decod...   Feb 17 2006, 22:14
- - guruboolez   MPC has lost most of early advantages as superior ...   Feb 17 2006, 22:58
|- - jl47   Hi, I agree, mpc doesn't hold any quality ove...   Feb 26 2006, 13:58
|- - Yaztromo   Go with OGG. MPC is outdated and you can't se...   Feb 26 2006, 16:25
|- - user   QUOTE (Yaztromo @ Feb 26 2006, 04:25 PM)Go wi...   Feb 27 2006, 17:15
|- - Yaztromo   QUOTE (user @ Feb 27 2006, 04:15 PM)This post...   Feb 27 2006, 17:41
- - vinnie97   good to see these supposed MPC superiority claims ...   Feb 26 2006, 18:13
- - senab   The thing to think about is what you want, and how...   Feb 26 2006, 20:23
- - tman   I'm new to all this, but the thing keeping me ...   Feb 26 2006, 21:16
- - bubka   let's get into the battery life debate   Feb 26 2006, 21:46
- - gameplaya15143   Ogg Vorbis see the 80kbps listening test if you th...   Feb 28 2006, 03:54
|- - Martel   QUOTE (gameplaya15143 @ Feb 27 2006, 06:54 PM...   Feb 28 2006, 10:38
|- - vinnie97   QUOTE (Martel @ Feb 28 2006, 01:38 AM)QUOTE (...   Feb 28 2006, 16:25
|- - Martel   QUOTE (vinnie97 @ Feb 28 2006, 07:25 AM)Not a...   Mar 2 2006, 10:24
- - Mike Giacomelli   QUOTE I have not claimed OGG superiority in terms ...   Feb 28 2006, 04:04
|- - Yaztromo   QUOTE (Mike Giacomelli @ Feb 28 2006, 03:04 A...   Feb 28 2006, 10:27
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (Yaztromo @ Feb 28 2006, 10:27 AM)EDIT:...   Feb 28 2006, 10:40
- - xmixahlx   why would you seek through a song? i don't ge...   Feb 28 2006, 17:29
- - senab   QUOTE (xmixahlx @ Feb 28 2006, 04:29 PM)...an...   Feb 28 2006, 18:00
- - xmixahlx   QUOTE (senab @ Feb 28 2006, 10:00 AM)QUOTE (x...   Mar 1 2006, 02:50
|- - Yaztromo   QUOTE (xmixahlx @ Mar 1 2006, 01:50 AM)also, ...   Mar 1 2006, 10:20
- - SebastianG   How about battery life ? I'm assuming MPC play...   Mar 1 2006, 11:04
|- - senab   QUOTE (SebastianG @ Mar 1 2006, 10:04 AM)How ...   Mar 1 2006, 11:24
- - senab   QUOTE (xmixahlx @ Mar 1 2006, 01:50 AM)QUOTE ...   Mar 1 2006, 11:14
- - xmixahlx   QUOTE (senab @ Mar 1 2006, 03:14 AM)Don't...   Mar 1 2006, 17:08
|- - Yaztromo   QUOTE (xmixahlx @ Mar 1 2006, 04:08 PM)QUOTE ...   Mar 1 2006, 22:23
- - senab   QUOTE (xmixahlx @ Mar 1 2006, 04:08 PM)QUOTE ...   Mar 1 2006, 17:18
- - vinnie97   Fair enough, Martel. We were coming from differe...   Mar 3 2006, 04:57


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