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Why does there seem to be a lack of interest in Musepack?
nycjv321
post Aug 19 2009, 01:08
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Musepack is still as good as mp3 if not better and on par with modern codecs and vorbis and aac so why does no one talk about it? I was murking around the forum wiki and found out musepack was opensource which is a big plus for me... and older abx tests have it on par with aotuv or lame so why no talk? is it becuase of slow development? I think this is unfair if the codec is already so good no more tuning is needed..... any reason why people don't use mpc anymore other then compatibility? (converting from lossless to another format isn't too trivial... lol....)
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post Aug 19 2009, 13:28
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I think the world continued to be dominated by the iPod, while the things that weren't iPods started to play Vorbis and/or FLAC as well as mp3 (and usually WMA). MPC support didn't spread as fast.

If you want a lossy collection that is sure to outlive your current choice of DAP, mp3 has always been the only choice.

If you want a high quality collection on your PC, you've got more choice than ever, but rapidly diminishing disc prices make it increasingly silly not to use lossless.


I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but CDs are heading towards obsolescence. wink.gif Now is a great time to make a lossless backup of your valuable collection. In five or ten years time, I don't think the tools are going to be so easily available - for instance, having an optical drive that can rip CDs quickly and securely won't be a huge selling point when most normal people have thrown their CDs in the bin! The time to rip to lossless is now (if you haven't already). 1.5TB HDD = 86 = about 3 pence per CD lossless.


As for what lossy to use, I'm with Soap:- it doesn't matter. Pick a fast encoder, leave some quality headroom, and do it on the fly.

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post Aug 19 2009, 16:55
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QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Aug 19 2009, 06:28) *
I think the world continued to be dominated by the iPod, while the things that weren't iPods started to play Vorbis and/or FLAC as well as mp3 (and usually WMA). MPC support didn't spread as fast.


That is pretty much what I am thinking. Over the years, iPods have dominated the market selling millions of units in a single month. Additionally, the iTunes Store is selling millions of songs in a short period of time. That is a lot of growth for AAC support while mpc (and other formats such as OGG Vorbis) stays behind. It isn't mpc's fault but rather the market just went a different direction. We would be having a different conversation if Apple chose mpc as their format of choice over AAC.
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- nycjv321   Why does there seem to be a lack of interest in Musepack?   Aug 19 2009, 01:08
- - Soap   I believe the answer is because MPC is on par with...   Aug 19 2009, 01:16
- - nycjv321   wow.... oh ok that sucks though I am willing to sa...   Aug 19 2009, 01:27
- - /mnt   I agree with Soap about the public being more inte...   Aug 19 2009, 01:29
- - rpp3po   The point is hardware support.   Aug 19 2009, 01:44
- - /mnt   If open source is big plus to you, i would recomme...   Aug 19 2009, 01:51
- - viktor   the future (present) of music on pc is lossless. o...   Aug 19 2009, 02:03
|- - prankstare   QUOTE the future (present) of music on pc is lossl...   Oct 13 2009, 19:01
|- - viktor   QUOTE (prankstare @ Oct 13 2009, 20:01) Q...   Oct 13 2009, 19:38
- - Antonski   Well, it's a matter of choice, you know. For m...   Aug 19 2009, 02:17
- - twostar   Years ago when HD space was an issue, high quality...   Aug 19 2009, 02:38
- - shadowking   I disagree somewhat. The core values of HA sure ha...   Aug 19 2009, 03:31
|- - patmcg   QUOTE (shadowking @ Aug 18 2009, 16:31) I...   Aug 19 2009, 07:20
- - shadowking   128k is a reduction in standards. I am not telling...   Aug 19 2009, 07:54
|- - Soap   QUOTE (shadowking @ Aug 19 2009, 02:54) I...   Aug 19 2009, 12:39
||- - bawjaws   QUOTE (Soap @ Aug 19 2009, 03:39) I do de...   Aug 20 2009, 16:59
||- - halb27   QUOTE (bawjaws @ Aug 20 2009, 17:59) How ...   Aug 20 2009, 17:59
|- - Alexxander   QUOTE (shadowking @ Aug 19 2009, 08:54) ....   Aug 19 2009, 12:50
|- - viktor   QUOTE (shadowking @ Aug 19 2009, 07:54) I...   Aug 21 2009, 15:01
- - nycjv321   I think (or at least would hope) people want hq on...   Aug 19 2009, 12:09
- - Alexxander   QUOTE (viktor @ Aug 19 2009, 03:03) the f...   Aug 19 2009, 12:44
|- - viktor   QUOTE (Alexxander @ Aug 19 2009, 12:44) Q...   Aug 21 2009, 15:21
- - Grinderman   I returned relatively recently to HA after quite a...   Aug 19 2009, 13:11
- - 2Bdecided   I think the world continued to be dominated by the...   Aug 19 2009, 13:28
|- - kornchild2002   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Aug 19 2009, 06:28) I ...   Aug 19 2009, 16:55
|- - David Nordin   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Aug 19 2009, 14:28) 1....   Aug 20 2009, 16:33
||- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (David Nordin @ Aug 20 2009, 16:33)...   Aug 20 2009, 16:46
|- - DonP   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Aug 19 2009, 07:28) I ...   May 19 2010, 14:07
|- - Wyld Stallyn   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Aug 19 2009, 13:28) bu...   Mar 29 2013, 16:20
|- - 2Bdecided   I bet when you dragged this thread up from the dep...   Mar 29 2013, 16:34
|- - Wyld Stallyn   I didn't actually look at the timestamp. Now t...   Mar 29 2013, 16:37
- - GeSomeone   I have used Musepack for quite some time and of co...   Aug 19 2009, 14:49
- - Kitsuned   For the lower bitrates (below 128kbps) musepack co...   Aug 19 2009, 20:24
- - Destroid   I think Musepack is a perfectly usable format for ...   Aug 20 2009, 00:25
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (Destroid @ Aug 20 2009, 00:25) I t...   Aug 20 2009, 09:12
- - kwanbis   QUOTE (nycjv321 @ Aug 19 2009, 01:08) Mus...   Aug 20 2009, 05:18
|- - nycjv321   QUOTE (kwanbis @ Aug 20 2009, 00:18) QUOT...   Aug 21 2009, 01:41
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (nycjv321 @ Aug 21 2009, 01:41) I a...   Aug 21 2009, 09:25
||- - Soap   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Aug 21 2009, 04:25) QU...   Aug 21 2009, 14:45
|- - twostar   QUOTE (nycjv321 @ Aug 21 2009, 08:41) dud...   Aug 21 2009, 13:16
|- - nycjv321   QUOTE (twostar @ Aug 21 2009, 08:16) QUOT...   Aug 21 2009, 14:35
|- - AshenTech   QUOTE (twostar @ Aug 21 2009, 06:16) QUOT...   Sep 10 2009, 16:28
|- - viktor   QUOTE (AshenTech @ Sep 10 2009, 16:28) ac...   Sep 10 2009, 18:44
- - halb27   I think those who have a mpc music library and no ...   Aug 20 2009, 12:06
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (halb27 @ Aug 20 2009, 12:06) I thi...   Aug 20 2009, 13:00
|- - GeSomeone   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Aug 20 2009, 14:00) Pe...   Aug 20 2009, 15:56
|- - halb27   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Aug 20 2009, 14:00) Th...   Aug 20 2009, 16:11
- - Antonski   QUOTE (Soap @ Aug 19 2009, 03:16) The pub...   Aug 20 2009, 15:52
- - Brother John   2Bdecided has a valid point here. CDs don’t ...   Aug 20 2009, 16:15
- - vpa   AFAIK: Musepack is based on MP2, and therefore onl...   Aug 20 2009, 17:50
- - Aquamarine   Yeah, me too. I will not sacrifice my mp3 quality ...   Aug 20 2009, 18:33
- - nycjv321   umm why was the original title of this topic chang...   Aug 21 2009, 02:44
- - String Theory   Musepack didn't interest me until yesterday. A...   May 19 2010, 12:24
|- - dv1989   QUOTE (String Theory @ May 19 2010, 12:24...   May 19 2010, 13:05
|- - String Theory   QUOTE (dv1989 @ May 19 2010, 14:05) QUOTE...   May 19 2010, 13:08
- - dv1989   By "awesome", I presume you mean transpa...   May 19 2010, 13:16


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