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2009 ripping/encoding general poll
What are your current choices for your own musical library?
What's your *main lossy* format of choice?
MP3 [ 497 ] ** [59.10%]
Ogg Vorbis [ 120 ] ** [14.27%]
AAC (MP4, M4A, AAC) [ 137 ] ** [16.29%]
MPC [ 38 ] ** [4.52%]
WavPack lossy [ 3 ] ** [0.36%]
LossyWAV + lossless [ 8 ] ** [0.95%]
WMA Standard or PRO (lossy) [ 4 ] ** [0.48%]
Atrac (any version) [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
other lossy format [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
I don't use lossy AT ALL! [ 34 ] ** [4.04%]
What's your *main lossless* format of choice?
FLAC [ 566 ] ** [67.30%]
WavPack [ 113 ] ** [13.44%]
TAK [ 46 ] ** [5.47%]
Monkey's Audio [ 20 ] ** [2.38%]
Apple Lossless [ 25 ] ** [2.97%]
WMA Lossless [ 6 ] ** [0.71%]
OptimFrog [ 1 ] ** [0.12%]
other lossless format [ 5 ] ** [0.59%]
I don't use lossless AT ALL! [ 59 ] ** [7.02%]
What's your favorite ripping mode {for your main, archive or most important library if you have several ones}?
one file per track [ 638 ] ** [75.86%]
one file per disc with cuesheet or chapters [ 116 ] ** [13.79%]
it depends: I mix both [ 87 ] ** [10.34%]
Total Votes: 923
  
guruboolez
post Jan 1 2009, 16:33
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Happy new year to everyone smile.gif

As last year and the year before, I invite every HA.org members to answer a few questions. 920 persons take part to the same poll in 2007. And in 2008, a new record was broken with more than 1200 participants. I would thank the HA.org team who makes this score possible by giving to this poll a lot of visibility (it was pinned and appeared on HA portal during several weeks). I invite of course everyone to break it in the next months.

With all datas we gathered in the last year we now have nice and interesting curves:


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I let you comment this smile.gif

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NB: To keep this first post short, I will post the links to previous polls and all exact datas a bit later.

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robert
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MP3 for playback on PCs (the few ones with small HDs or small quotas), no lossless (just the ripped PCM as WAVE files as backups), one file per track
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- guruboolez   2009 ripping/encoding general poll   Jan 1 2009, 16:33
- - Synthetic Soul   MP3 (LAME 3.98 -V5) for listening on PC and DAP. W...   Jan 1 2009, 17:06
- - drbeachboy   MP3 Tracks (LAME 3.98.2 -V2.5) for iPod and home P...   Jan 1 2009, 17:21
- - stranhoROX   Happy 2009!! I use FLAC + cuesheet for my...   Jan 1 2009, 17:23
- - LANjackal   LAME 3.98 -V0 for listening APE Extra High + Cue +...   Jan 1 2009, 17:33
- - guruboolez   Here are the full datas: CODE | AAC | MP3 ...   Jan 1 2009, 17:43
- - Soap   FLAC -8 (single files per track) for archive and P...   Jan 1 2009, 17:59
- - collector   FLAC -6 for archive and listening until lossywav w...   Jan 1 2009, 18:17
- - d0ng   Like most, have FLAC -8 for archival purposes and ...   Jan 1 2009, 19:21
- - Bjossi   Vorbis q10 (aoTuV) for archiving & listening.   Jan 1 2009, 19:33
- - DigitalMan   FLAC V8 for archive, LAME MP3/V4 for casual/portab...   Jan 1 2009, 19:46
- - Bjossi   When I joined (which wasn't too long ago) I wa...   Jan 1 2009, 19:56
- - PJay-Z   MP3 (LAME 3.98.2 -V2 --vbr-new or better) FLAC (1....   Jan 1 2009, 20:30
- - Axon   I typically use Nero AAC for my iPod, but now that...   Jan 1 2009, 20:34
- - kornchild2002   I use Apple Lossless (ripped and encoded with dBpo...   Jan 1 2009, 20:42
- - Bodhi   MP3 (LAME 3.98.2 -V3 --vbr-new) FLAC (1.2.1 -V -5)...   Jan 1 2009, 21:11
- - skizman   can WAV be a codec? I don't bother with FLAC   Jan 1 2009, 21:29
- - Ron Jones   MP3 (LAME 3.98.2 V0) FLAC (1.2.1 @ 8) One file per...   Jan 1 2009, 21:32
- - vitos   Results from last years, and current poll too, cle...   Jan 1 2009, 21:32
- - guruboolez   QUOTE (skizman @ Jan 1 2009, 22:29) can W...   Jan 1 2009, 21:36
- - IgorC   AAC FLAC one file per track. For my ears AAC 1.5-...   Jan 1 2009, 21:55
- - Alexxander   For a long time I rip to FLAC -8 and one file per ...   Jan 1 2009, 22:01
- - lvqcl   Voted for MP3. But I also use Vorbis (aoTuV), espe...   Jan 1 2009, 22:08
- - Gow   Nero AAC is overtaking Lame 3.98.2 for my lossy us...   Jan 1 2009, 22:48
- - robert   MP3 for playback on PCs (the few ones with small H...   Jan 1 2009, 22:52
|- - DARcode   QUOTE (robert @ Jan 1 2009, 23:52) MP3 fo...   Jan 2 2009, 04:22
|- - robert   QUOTE (DARcode @ Jan 2 2009, 04:22) QUOTE...   Jan 2 2009, 21:10
- - carpman   For complete collections (albums, suites, symphoni...   Jan 1 2009, 23:11
- - Agent69   I just finished ripping my entire CD collection, a...   Jan 1 2009, 23:23
|- - collector   QUOTE (Agent69 @ Jan 1 2009, 14:23) I jus...   Jan 2 2009, 20:51
|- - Agent69   QUOTE (collector @ Jan 2 2009, 14:51) QUO...   Jan 2 2009, 22:38
|- - collector   QUOTE (Agent69 @ Jan 1 2009, 14:23) Are y...   Jan 3 2009, 12:45
- - DreamTactix291   TAK 1.0.4 -p5m for lossless (will move to -p4m wit...   Jan 2 2009, 00:01
- - DonP   As "main" I voted Vorbis for lossy as it...   Jan 2 2009, 00:01
- - punkrockdude   I really like ogg vorbis the most but the fact tha...   Jan 2 2009, 02:29
- - Neasden   FLAC (level any) for playback. TAK -p5m as a secon...   Jan 2 2009, 02:58
- - Silversight   Independent on playability, I switched from FLAC t...   Jan 2 2009, 03:09
- - DARcode   Me sigs says it all, still lossy for DAP and lossl...   Jan 2 2009, 04:10
- - twostar   I voted MP3, FLAC and one file per track. Since t...   Jan 2 2009, 07:35
|- - guruboolez   It would be nice too. But it needs a separate poll...   Jan 2 2009, 12:35
- - DonP   I haven't been keeping up... I see a lot of pe...   Jan 2 2009, 13:27
- - Kitsuned   Lossy - MP3, Lame 3.98 build, -V3 and I only use t...   Jan 2 2009, 14:19
- - seVen   Ripper: dBpoweramp Encoding/Tagging: foobar2000 ...   Jan 2 2009, 14:21
- - BoraBora   No change since last year : - MP3 - FLAC - One fi...   Jan 2 2009, 21:56
- - nyarlathotep   Too lazy to change, and no reason to change actual...   Jan 2 2009, 22:34
- - A_Man_Eating_Duck   if your using WAV+Cue you can use replaygain, the ...   Jan 2 2009, 22:46
|- - Agent69   QUOTE (A_Man_Eating_Duck @ Jan 2 2009, 16...   Jan 2 2009, 23:29
- - antman   Flac -5/Lame V5. I started 2008 the same. Tried ...   Jan 2 2009, 23:29
- - Nick.C   Lossless: FLAC, image with embedded cue sheet; Los...   Jan 2 2009, 23:32
- - A_Man_Eating_Duck   QUOTE (Agent69 @ Jan 3 2009, 11:29) QUOTE...   Jan 2 2009, 23:53
|- - Agent69   QUOTE (A_Man_Eating_Duck @ Jan 2 2009, 17...   Jan 3 2009, 00:25
- - Martin F.   FLAC. Also on my DAP (Cowon iAudio X5L, 30 GB) sin...   Jan 3 2009, 02:21
- - chrisgeleven   I had a fling with iTunes AAC for awhile, but with...   Jan 3 2009, 04:02
- - dbAmp   I use EAC in secure mode to rip WavPack images, on...   Jan 3 2009, 05:54
- - vpa   WavPack for back up and serious listening. Also fo...   Jan 3 2009, 09:05
|- - user   Ripper: EAC v 0.9b4 Mode: Secure , test & copy...   Jan 3 2009, 12:57
|- - Martin F.   QUOTE (user @ Jan 3 2009, 12:57) Today: 1...   Jan 3 2009, 16:10
- - Agent69   After considering it, I decided that I didn't ...   Jan 3 2009, 16:48
- - indybrett   FLAC -6 for all home use LAME V3 for everything on...   Jan 3 2009, 19:09
- - Teqnilogik   I rip to FLAC and then convert those FLAC files to...   Jan 3 2009, 21:12
- - Klyith   I voted Vorbis (aotuv at q6) & flac here since...   Jan 4 2009, 00:14
- - IgorC   Most of HA's members know the reason why they ...   Jan 4 2009, 01:57
|- - Alexxander   QUOTE (IgorC @ Jan 4 2009, 01:57) Most of...   Jan 4 2009, 11:26
|- - Big_Berny   QUOTE (IgorC @ Jan 4 2009, 01:57) Most of...   Jan 4 2009, 12:57
|- - DonP   QUOTE (IgorC @ Jan 3 2009, 19:57) Most of...   Jan 5 2009, 00:09
- - Diow   MP3 (LAME 3.98.2 -V2) for listening on PC. One fil...   Jan 4 2009, 02:32
|- - Antonski   QUOTE (Diow @ Jan 4 2009, 03:32) MP3 (LAM...   Jan 5 2009, 16:26
- - Slipstreem   Personal opinion or not, OGG sounds of nothing unl...   Jan 4 2009, 04:39
- - hödyr   I'm using lossless FLAC for rare CDs and audio...   Jan 4 2009, 05:54
|- - seVen   QUOTE (hödyr @ Jan 3 2009, 20:54) I reall...   Jan 4 2009, 15:09
- - HQ84   I really don't know if this is the third time ...   Jan 4 2009, 07:52
- - randal1013   AAC for my ipod WavPack for my library/backup   Jan 4 2009, 10:43
- - DARcode   I'd like to add that thanks to CorePlayer Mobi...   Jan 4 2009, 12:33
- - man   Happy new year all. Lossy for iPods : lame 3.98.2...   Jan 4 2009, 14:52
- - David Nordin   2001: MP3 - Monkey's audio 2002: Musepack - Mo...   Jan 4 2009, 15:31
- - melomaniac   2007: MP3 - FLAC 2008: MP3 - TAK 2009: AAC - TAK ...   Jan 4 2009, 16:21
- - Zarggg   Lossy: Nero AAC 1.3.3.0 q0.35 (I only ever use los...   Jan 4 2009, 16:26
- - hödyr   QUOTE (seVen @ Jan 4 2009, 15:09) Excuse ...   Jan 4 2009, 17:05
|- - IgorC   QUOTE (hödyr @ Jan 4 2009, 14:05) I don...   Jan 4 2009, 18:24
- - david e.   I find it interesting how things settle in favor o...   Jan 4 2009, 17:30
- - Big_Berny   On the other hand also Musepack and Ogg Vorbis are...   Jan 4 2009, 19:42
|- - IgorC   QUOTE (Big_Berny @ Jan 4 2009, 16:42) On ...   Jan 4 2009, 20:03
- - stinkyj   I think having an OSS encoder/decoder is awfully i...   Jan 4 2009, 20:59
- - greynol   Slightly better compression, slightly better encod...   Jan 4 2009, 21:17
|- - carpman   QUOTE (greynol @ Jan 4 2009, 21:17) I don...   Jan 4 2009, 22:10
|- - Angenial   QUOTE (greynol @ Jan 4 2009, 12:17) I don...   Jan 4 2009, 23:31
- - harto69   Hi, MP3 3.98 V3 for DAP and mobile phone FLAC for...   Jan 5 2009, 10:50
- - memomai   Monkey's Audio, one file per CD with cuesheet ...   Jan 5 2009, 11:50
- - Kujibo   For 2008 I answered FLAC + Vorbis. I really love ...   Jan 6 2009, 02:19
- - sidewalking   WavPack for lossless....Yeah, baby! LAME V2-V...   Jan 6 2009, 05:43
- - Cartoon   FLAC -8 for main archive LAME -V5 for Rio/PS3 AAC-...   Jan 6 2009, 15:08
- - GeSomeone   It is such a good idea to do this yearly (but plea...   Jan 6 2009, 21:34
- - Leto Atreides II   My lossy library consists mostly of MPC, but for n...   Jan 7 2009, 01:13
- - tev777   I've always had a mix of multiple formats, but...   Jan 7 2009, 02:29
- - Dynamic   I answered, Wavpack, MP3, disc image + CUE sheet. ...   Jan 7 2009, 02:48
|- - tev777   QUOTE (Dynamic @ Jan 6 2009, 21:48) PC ar...   Jan 7 2009, 04:14
|- - Dynamic   QUOTE (tev777 @ Jan 7 2009, 04:14) I am c...   Jan 7 2009, 22:03
- - Nick.C   The simplest advantage is that lossyWAV output can...   Jan 7 2009, 08:51
|- - halb27   QUOTE (Nick.C @ Jan 7 2009, 09:51) ...Add...   Jan 7 2009, 09:53
- - Artemis3   lame -V5 for portable listening. flac -8 -Ax2 for ...   Jan 7 2009, 23:18
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