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Recommend me a lossless codec—looking for a nice compression–to–speed
Dario
post Jan 26 2012, 00:15
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Howdy, people from Hydrogenaudio

As per the topic's title, I am looking for a lossless codec that offers a nice compression (something around Monkey's Audio's High) along with a nice encoding/decoding speed (I am more concerned about the decoding). I initially stumbled upon TAK, which had everything I could ask for, but much to my demise, I found out that the playback of TAK is rather buggy—the official Winamp plug-in does not work well with 24/96 files (even though the TAK format supports high resolutions). Furthermore, I would ideally want the codec to be stable.

I would be very grateful to anyone who helps.

PS: Before mentioning FLAC, I have to say that I am dissatisfied with the compression it offers, as my storage space is pretty limited (and won't be improving until this summer at earliest).
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Porcus
post Jan 26 2012, 04:07
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SyntheticSoul's speed and compression comparison as of 3 years ago: http://www.synthetic-soul.co.uk/comparison...sless/index.asp
In that test corpus, you could not simultaneously improve both decoding speed and compression ratio over Monkey's High.

Notice that there are 3rd party FLAC implementations which improve on compression. Brief overview at http://www.cuetools.net/wiki/CUETools_FLAC...ders_comparison – if you really want to save those extra percents, you would probably not worry about going outside the Subset.


However ...
* There are very few tests done with a 24/96 vinyl rip test corpus.
* You have noticed that some of the codecs (you mention TAK) are not optimized for that resolution ...
* ... and certainly not for the content, where, frankly, you are paying to store a lot of noise. Probably makes a bit more sense for professionals' archives than for a consumer ...

If you insist on 24/96, you would probably have to test for yourself to get an idea of compression ratios. (By all means, post results here – even though myself I think it has limited practical relevance, I am a curious geek, and not the only one in this forum ...)

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- Dario   Recommend me a lossless codec—looking for a nice compression–to–speed   Jan 26 2012, 00:15
- - Ouroboros   FLAC and TAK are within 2% of each other....... F...   Jan 26 2012, 00:40
|- - Dario   QUOTE (Ouroboros @ Jan 26 2012, 00:40) FL...   Jan 26 2012, 00:50
|- - Soap   QUOTE (Dario @ Jan 25 2012, 18:50) I am u...   Jan 26 2012, 02:30
|- - washu   QUOTE (Dario @ Jan 25 2012, 18:50) I am u...   Jan 26 2012, 05:48
- - Soap   If decoding speed is an issue you apparently aren...   Jan 26 2012, 00:43
- - Ouroboros   TAK 2.2.0 vs FLAC Between 1 and 4%......   Jan 26 2012, 01:24
- - Dario   3–4% is quite a nice amount, at least in my eyes. ...   Jan 26 2012, 01:37
- - shadowking   My old Pentium 3-550 could play monkeys normal-hig...   Jan 26 2012, 02:46
- - shadowking   You could try wavpack -h or -hh should be close to...   Jan 26 2012, 02:52
- - marc2003   have you tried reporting your problems with TAK pl...   Jan 26 2012, 03:01
- - Porcus   SyntheticSoul's speed and compression comparis...   Jan 26 2012, 04:07
- - Dario   Whenever I try to open a file encoded in Monkey...   Jan 26 2012, 14:31
|- - probedb   QUOTE (Dario @ Jan 26 2012, 13:31) Whenev...   Jan 26 2012, 15:43
|- - dhromed   QUOTE (Dario @ Jan 26 2012, 14:31) Whenev...   Jan 26 2012, 15:53
- - Porcus   Have you set up your player for buffering? Decodin...   Jan 26 2012, 19:47
- - HorsePower73   Try dsfTAKSource: http://liviocavallo.altervista.o...   Feb 7 2012, 10:06
- - n0v!ze   For years, I've been using FLAC and only recen...   Jul 8 2012, 20:42
|- - db1989   QUOTE (n0v!ze @ Jul 8 2012, 20:42) Fo...   Jul 8 2012, 20:48
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (n0v!ze @ Jul 8 2012, 21:42) Tr...   Jul 8 2012, 21:17
- - Jan S.   Sad to see that noone linked to our own wiki.. h...   Jul 9 2012, 10:51
- - Porcus   QUOTE (Jan S. @ Jul 9 2012, 11:51) Sad to...   Jul 9 2012, 13:22


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