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halb27
post May 3 2007, 09:11
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MAC sure isn't very attractive at normal or even high mode compared to other codecs.
IMO the advantage of MAC comes with extra high mode which usually provides for a superior compression ratio (not talking about LA) while still being fast enough for many users.

Anyway I agree that compression superiority of MAC's extra high mode isn't so impressive as to make it the overwhelming selection criterion. So chosing MAC, TAK, FLAC, wavPack, or other is more or less a matter of taste resp. the specific properties which are most of concern to the user.


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post May 3 2007, 17:53
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QUOTE (halb27 @ May 3 2007, 01:11) *
MAC sure isn't very attractive at normal or even high mode compared to other codecs.

Rock music comparison (AC/DC - Back In Black):
MAC High: 319,106,036 bytes, 73.37 seconds
TAK Extra: 320,489,313 bytes, 117.06 seconds
WavPack -hx: 322,232,072 bytes, 90.16 seconds

I suppose this really depends on the type of music. For the majority of stuff I listen to (rock and jazz) that isn't mono or near mono, MAC high compresses more and more quickly than any other codec I've tested including flac, WavPack and TAK, although my testing with the last two aren't terribly extensive. My findings are pretty consistent with Synthetic Soul's data which I've already posted.

Halb27, maybe you have some data of your own to share?

This post has been edited by greynol: May 4 2007, 21:15


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