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What bitrate do you use? (MP3, AAC, Vorbis, Opus etc.), music, speech, streaming.
What bitrate do you use?
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IgorC
post Feb 3 2013, 21:10
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Hi, Everybody,

This poll (as some other) is created to collect some data of general tendency in use of audio codecs for a different purposes and contents.


Basicly it contains 3 following questions:

1 - What bitrate do You encode a music to MP3 at?
2 - What bitrate do You encode a music to post-MP3 codecs ([HE-]AAC, Vorbis, Opus and other) at?
3 - What bitrate do You use for a such purposes like encoding a speech, streaming (radio,podcasting) with a post-MP3 codecs like (HE-)AAC, Vorbis, Opus and other.


Feel free to comment your particular preferences.

Thank You.

This post has been edited by db1989: Feb 4 2013, 01:34
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yourlord
post Feb 4 2013, 00:55
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I preface this by noting that at home on the LAN everything is stored in and played as FLAC.


When I'm forced to use mp3 for music I usually encode at V2, maybe V3 or V4 if space is tight.. I voted for V2.

My lossy preference for music is generally Vorbis at -q2 (~96kbps) or q3 if space is plentiful. I never encode music in vorbis higher than q3 for personal or family use. I distribute some of my old band's music at higher quality levels just to reduce the whining from people who don't know any better. I voted for ~100 kbps or less. Once Opus support starts appearing as supported on the devices I use I'll likely convert to Opus at the ~96kps level to attain the same file size and just ever so slightly improve quality even though Vorbis already satisfies me in this space. Can't complain about a little more quality margin for free.

For speech (for me, not a ton of use for this yet) I aim to use Opus at ~32kbps.

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- IgorC   What bitrate do you use? (MP3, AAC, Vorbis, Opus etc.)   Feb 3 2013, 21:10
- - eahm   AAC: -V73 (~150) so the vote goes to ~130 and ~160...   Feb 3 2013, 22:22
|- - db1989   QUOTE (eahm @ Feb 3 2013, 21:22) Actually...   Feb 3 2013, 22:39
|- - eahm   QUOTE (db1989 @ Feb 3 2013, 14:39) QUOTE ...   Feb 4 2013, 00:48
|- - db1989   QUOTE (eahm @ Feb 3 2013, 23:48) QUOTE (d...   Feb 4 2013, 01:35
- - garym   I reported mp3 at V2 and no use of other codecs/bi...   Feb 3 2013, 22:49
|- - IgorC   QUOTE (garym @ Feb 3 2013, 18:49) But the...   Feb 4 2013, 17:18
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (IgorC @ Feb 4 2013, 17:18) Quite s...   Feb 4 2013, 22:27
|- - BFG   Frankly, I've found MP3 and FLAC to be suffici...   Feb 5 2013, 00:34
|- - IgorC   QUOTE (Nessuno @ Feb 4 2013, 18:27) Aren...   Feb 5 2013, 03:52
|- - DonP   QUOTE (IgorC @ Feb 4 2013, 21:52) Here lo...   Feb 5 2013, 13:28
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (DonP @ Feb 5 2013, 13:28) I'd ...   Feb 5 2013, 18:10
|- - Andavari   My settings haven't changed in years and likel...   Feb 6 2013, 07:35
- - yourlord   I preface this by noting that at home on the LAN e...   Feb 4 2013, 00:55
- - Dynamic   I ticked more than one MP3 ~130 lame -V5 (or heli...   Feb 6 2013, 17:18
- - ethan234098   I'm not quite so savvy about audio as many in ...   Feb 11 2013, 22:50
- - nimd4   QUOTE (IgorC @ Feb 3 2013, 22:10) MUSIC. ...   Aug 12 2013, 18:11
|- - pdq   QUOTE (nimd4 @ Aug 12 2013, 13:11) QUOTE ...   Aug 12 2013, 18:25
- - B7k   oggenc2.87-aoTuVb6.03-P4 @ ~185 kbps   Aug 20 2013, 07:43
- - Engelsstaub   QuickTime AAC @256 Kbps VBR for all portable music...   Aug 20 2013, 10:00
- - polemon   I actually do a lot of music encoding, most of it ...   Aug 26 2013, 07:27
- - Anakunda   I think the second category should be distinguishe...   Aug 26 2013, 12:21
|- - IgorC   QUOTE (Anakunda @ Aug 26 2013, 08:21) I t...   Aug 26 2013, 14:13
- - db1989   Can you rephrase that in a way that makes sense? ...   Aug 26 2013, 12:53
- - Anakunda   No that much. I really meant that at least Opus sh...   Aug 26 2013, 13:03


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