Good point if you can't really tell the difference is that OGG is a completely free codec and MP3 the most popular one is patented which makes life more difficult for all of us.Originally posted by CrazyGoon@Thu, 2005-06-23 @ 09:11 AM
I can't audibly tell the difference between the two. I do know OGG has better file compression, though I've only tested this with medium to low bitrate ogg's against 196kbps MP3's. As far as I'm concerned, the only reason why I would be debating the better file format would be because I want to know which file format is the least "lossiest" at a given bitrate. And since subjective measurements don't convince me, it's a question best left for those who can find the time and resources to do an objective test.
Just overall.Originally posted by it290@Thu, 2005-06-23 @ 10:57 AM
Are we just voting on quality, or overall? Because MP3 obviously has a big advantage in the portable device area.
lucky for me i only know one person out of my friends that actually has a computer and he knows a thing or twoOriginally posted by lordofduct@Thu, 2005-06-23 @ 09:04 PM
I've gotta go with mp3...
First I have been using it for a long time. Everything I have is in mp3 and to rip them again to ogg would be time consuming.
Its so well supported. My car stereo plays it, portable mp3 player, my computer at work which we aren't allowed to DL new codecs too.
All my friends us it. I can easily swap stuff with friends, hand them a disk and say "check this shit out" instead of, "go here DL this then check this shit out". Especially with how comp illiterate a lot of my friends are.
It is mainly for convenience.