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What bitrate do you use? (2011), MP3, AAC, Vorbis, MPC and others.
What bitrate do you use? (2011)
MP3
~100 kbps or less [ 10 ] ** [2.09%]
~130 kbps [ 32 ] ** [6.69%]
~145 kbps [ 12 ] ** [2.51%]
~160 kbps [ 28 ] ** [5.86%]
~180 kbps [ 45 ] ** [9.41%]
~200 kbps [ 66 ] ** [13.81%]
~225 kbps [ 38 ] ** [7.95%]
~260 kbps [ 60 ] ** [12.55%]
320 kbps [ 62 ] ** [12.97%]
I don't encode to MP3 [ 125 ] ** [26.15%]
Post-MP3 codecs: AAC, Vorbis, MPC etc...
~100 kbps or less [ 32 ] ** [6.82%]
~130 kbps [ 56 ] ** [11.94%]
~160 kbps [ 58 ] ** [12.37%]
~180 kbps [ 36 ] ** [7.68%]
~200 kbps [ 45 ] ** [9.59%]
~225 kbps [ 25 ] ** [5.33%]
~260 kbps [ 32 ] ** [6.82%]
~320 kbps [ 22 ] ** [4.69%]
More than 320 kbps [ 19 ] ** [4.05%]
I don't use these codecs [ 144 ] ** [30.70%]
Total Votes: 520
  
IgorC
post Feb 17 2011, 07:50
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It was a long time since poll like this. It will be interesting to see what bitrates people use in 2011.

Please, move this topic to the poll section.

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Non-losslessly speaking, still using Musepack --standard here, SV7 due to slow adoption of SV8 decoders (W*cough*nAmp).

Why Musepack: still appears have the fastest decode speed of lossy formats according to my tests using foo_bench.dll; psy-model/VBR appears to perform well (mpcbits.exe showed bitrates at --standard between 3kbps to over 1000kbps); APE tags; and the comfort of using a format less known for artist exploitation (translation = screw the leechers wink.gif ).


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QUOTE (Destroid @ Mar 4 2011, 03:31) *
Why Musepack: still appears have the fastest decode speed of lossy formats according to my tests using foo_bench.dll; psy-model/VBR appears to perform well (mpcbits.exe showed bitrates at --standard between 3kbps to over 1000kbps); APE tags

I was requested to upload MPCbits.exe for another HA user, and having found the ancient binary I decided to re-examine my claim. It turns out my above statement is not entirely correct. Unable to edit my previous post, I wanted to clarify that huge bitrates reported by MPCbits.exe are usually one or two frames, and usually at the beginning of the audio file. This appears to be a necessary design of the gapless function (forgot to add that in my list of features wink.gif ) and usually appears when the audio is at the very start of the track.

An example of a song that has 1000+ bits frame at the beginning is off Metallica's Ride The Lightning, track 06 (note: my pressing is very early, so I'll mention the RG reported -4.01dB for the track on my CD). I specifically used Musepack version 1.1.6 with no commandline arguments (-q5).


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- IgorC   What bitrate do you use? (2011)   Feb 17 2011, 07:50
- - The Seeker   Ogg Vorbis, q5.0 (LancerMod SSE3).   Feb 17 2011, 08:10
- - Nick.C   I would rather target a quality than a specific bi...   Feb 17 2011, 08:28
|- - kwanbis   QUOTE (Nick.C @ Feb 17 2011, 07:28) I wou...   Jun 5 2011, 01:34
- - krazy   hm.. I answered ~180 for MP3 because that the aver...   Feb 17 2011, 08:50
- - IgorC   The complicated thing is that if options would be ...   Feb 17 2011, 09:10
- - DARcode   Where's guru and the 2011 ripping/encoding gen...   Feb 17 2011, 12:31
- - marc2003   ogg vorbis @ q5 (~160kbps). i've never bothere...   Feb 17 2011, 12:31
- - dutch109   I was using Vorbis at q 4 previously but found sev...   Feb 17 2011, 15:25
- - zver   I was encoding @mpc-q5 till 2006,switched to oggV ...   Feb 17 2011, 17:14
- - HisInfernalMajesty   I use LAME V6 for the portable as well as AAC at a...   Feb 17 2011, 17:25
- - guruboolez   AAC (Nero or QuickTime) at VBR around 130 kbps. Qu...   Feb 18 2011, 00:43
- - yourlord   I rip only to FLAC so bitrate is pointless to argu...   Mar 2 2011, 23:31
- - B7k   aoTuV Beta6.02 @ q5 still sound transparent in my ...   Mar 3 2011, 00:34
- - Zarggg   I use NeroEnc -q 0.45 when I need lossy files, whi...   Mar 3 2011, 01:49
- - _Raziel-BG   Vorbis @ q6 here.   Mar 3 2011, 03:05
- - Destroid   Non-losslessly speaking, still using Musepack --st...   Mar 4 2011, 04:31
|- - Destroid   QUOTE (Destroid @ Mar 4 2011, 03:31) Why ...   Jun 5 2011, 03:18
- - SonicBooom!   In terms of lossless, I use FLAC so bitrates are, ...   Mar 4 2011, 08:36
- - AllanP   I have start to encode in Nero AAC q 0.45 (~150 kb...   Mar 5 2011, 18:59
- - antman   Lame V3 (Voted ~180 kbps). I used V5 for the long...   Mar 13 2011, 04:49
- - kode54   I use FLAC or WavPack for ripping, but if I need l...   Mar 13 2011, 07:56
- - Yaztromo   Since large storage is cheap I just rip to Wavpack...   Mar 13 2011, 12:09
- - Sebastian Mares   256 kbps AAC at home, 128 kbps AAC for my iPhone a...   Mar 13 2011, 12:22
|- - Sylph   QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Mar 13 2011, 12...   Mar 14 2011, 16:28
- - skexu   QUOTE 64 kbps mono MP3 okay... For lossy neroaac...   Mar 16 2011, 21:54
- - falco98   My lossy compression of choice is Ogg (AuToV which...   Jun 4 2011, 18:03
- - pcourtney1   Musepack SV8 Standard Bitrate when used in conjun...   Jun 4 2011, 18:32
- - kornchild2002   I switched computing platforms from Windows to Mac...   Jun 5 2011, 01:49
- - C.R.Helmrich   Looking at the results of this and a previous poll...   Jun 5 2011, 11:51
|- - kwanbis   QUOTE (C.R.Helmrich @ Jun 5 2011, 10:51) ...   Jun 5 2011, 19:33
|- - IgorC   QUOTE (C.R.Helmrich @ Jun 5 2011, 07:51) ...   Jun 15 2011, 05:48
- - DonP   Just a thought on the choices. Though the result...   Jun 15 2011, 11:30
- - Martel   I just started using MPC extreme (~200 kbps) on my...   Jun 15 2011, 22:34
- - Satellite_6   ~260, although I only use lossy on my underused DA...   Jun 15 2011, 23:46
- - dsimcha   On my PC, where storage is unbelievably cheap, I r...   Jun 16 2011, 04:24
- - Diow   I'm using MP3 for my "high-end" equi...   Jun 16 2011, 05:11
- - K-Meleon   LAME 3.98 -v5 or QuickTime AAC q65 (which usually ...   Jun 16 2011, 06:13
- - Engelsstaub   FLAC w/cue sheets for archival/storage purposes. ...   Jun 16 2011, 06:21
- - probedb   I don't encode to a bitrate, it's whatever...   Jun 16 2011, 11:07
- - Andavari   Like others I also don't encode to a bitrate. ...   Jun 16 2011, 14:06
- - LANjackal   I use LAME -V0, which I think puts me in the ~260k...   Jun 16 2011, 16:48
|- - lowerstreet   QUOTE (LANjackal @ Jun 16 2011, 08:48) I ...   Aug 24 2011, 22:29
- - orchid   I use lossless (TAK) and convert to MP3 VBR V2 for...   Jun 16 2011, 17:36
- - krafty   I have been using LAME 3.98.4 at -V0, which is aro...   Jun 16 2011, 20:19
- - d_headshot   I use LAME 3.98 with V0. I can't tell the diff...   Jun 24 2011, 23:13
- - Meeko   Home computer - FLAC Portable Player - MP3 @ -V0 ...   Jun 27 2011, 19:11
- - Mr. Molly   I didn't realize lossy formats were still this...   Aug 16 2011, 00:47
- - kwanbis   Lossy formats are much more popular than non lossy...   Aug 16 2011, 01:34
- - godrick   LAME v0, mostly for for PC and ipod FLAC , mostly ...   Aug 16 2011, 04:03
- - SoNic67   FLAC all the way... On my home digital receiver. I...   Aug 20 2011, 13:07
- - motion_blur   At PC with studio headphones: FLAC or MP3 320 kb/s...   Aug 20 2011, 22:37
- - Martel   It depends on the genre you mostly listen to. Some...   Aug 25 2011, 07:28
- - start78   FLAC for my archive, mp3 -V4 for mobile use. Avera...   Sep 6 2011, 10:29
- - marcusm   This has kept me happy. Music: Archive to Flac,...   Oct 9 2011, 06:53
- - felix26591   All my CD collection is duplicated in FLAC and all...   Oct 9 2011, 07:35
- - Musique-Rabbit   foobar2000: qtaacenc --cvbr 64 --he - %d   Oct 9 2011, 13:04
- - 2304p   Celt 0.11.2 with fb2k celtenc --bitrate 64 %s %d ...   Oct 9 2011, 23:44
- - tawd   AAC: Qaac @ (~100kbps) for my phone Lossless: Zip...   Oct 10 2011, 04:10
- - musicfan321   I know this thread is old, but here's what I u...   Jan 3 2012, 02:30
|- - GeSomeone   QUOTE (musicfan321 @ Jan 3 2012, 03:30) I...   Jan 4 2012, 12:28
- - IgorC   OK, make considerations, something that will be us...   Jan 4 2012, 13:32
- - MahFlac   I use 320 mp3. mp3 is compatible with everything ...   Jul 25 2012, 16:01
|- - JJZolx   QUOTE (MahFlac @ Jul 25 2012, 09:01) I us...   Jul 25 2012, 18:09
|- - MahFlac   QUOTE (JJZolx @ Jul 25 2012, 13:09) QUOTE...   Jul 25 2012, 19:54
|- - JJZolx   QUOTE (MahFlac @ Jul 25 2012, 12:54) I do...   Jul 25 2012, 20:00
|- - MahFlac   QUOTE (JJZolx @ Jul 25 2012, 15:00) QUOTE...   Jul 25 2012, 20:48
|- - JJZolx   You just got done saying "storage is so cheap...   Jul 25 2012, 21:02
|- - greynol   QUOTE (MahFlac @ Jul 25 2012, 12:48) Plus...   Jul 25 2012, 21:06
- - MahFlac   Eh, the way I do it makes sense for me and makes m...   Jul 25 2012, 22:02
- - MahFlac   QUOTE (JJZolx @ Jul 25 2012, 16:02) You j...   Jul 25 2012, 22:05
|- - AliceWonder   QUOTE (MahFlac @ Jul 25 2012, 14:05) And ...   Aug 4 2012, 12:25
- - Porcus   I have actually experienced file corruption when o...   Jul 25 2012, 23:00
|- - MahFlac   QUOTE (Porcus @ Jul 25 2012, 18:00) But t...   Jul 26 2012, 01:52
- - AliceWonder   Not really sure how to answer. I mostly use ogg -...   Aug 4 2012, 12:20
- - smok3   for stereo movie soundtracks (sharing edits (for p...   Aug 4 2012, 15:30


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