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Re: MP3 to OGG converters



Matthew Miller <mattdm mattdm org> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 06:01:02PM -0800, Austin Isler wrote:
> > >They're both lossy codecs but work on a different basis, converting 
> > >between them will further reduce the quality of the audio...
> > All this talk of lossy codecs, so please inform us of a good codec.
> 
> I think you misunderstand. There's no particular problem with having a lossy
> codec -- it just means that some information is being discarded, but
> hopefully not very important information to the sound of the file.
> 
> The problem comes when you take something that was compressed with one lossy
> algorithm, and convert it to a totally different one. Odds are good you'll
> end up with the worst effects of both.

Further info at <http://www.vorbis.com/faq.psp#lossy>.  The original
question of converting is dealt with also --- three questions further
down.

-- 
imalone


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