[rumori] Re: Sound Quality

From: Steev Hise (steevATdetritus.net)
Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 15:58:22 PST

On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, The Sleepwalker wrote:

>Still, you can't compare this data rate to that of mp3s. mp3s will always
>lose temporal resolution. Each frame represents 1/30th of a second
>regardless of bit rate. A 947364437843874637843 Kbps mp3 still can't have
>the same temporal information that a wav file has. The 2 formats treat the
>information completely differently. This is also contributes to why you
>see a lot of improvement between say 96 and 164 Kbps, but hardly any from
>maybe 192 to 320 kbps.

yes. good point. anyone know if Ogg Vorbis works in a similiar way?
supposedly it sounds better at equal bitrates than mp3, and compresses
smaller, but havent done a thorough listening test yet...


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