Will reading such large files require more HDD activity than say Ogg/MP3? I figure that equates to shorter battery life.
I'm torn between Ogg and FLAC
I have a 200GB drive dedicated for music storage and I think it's too small for lossless music.
A file in Ogg at 180kpbs theoretically should sound better than an mp3 at 180kbps, right?
Ok, can I get some opinions on bitrate for Ogg for a portable? I had been doing 256, but here I have seen people recommend from as low as 100 to 224.
20GB will be quite easy to fill with lossless. It'll take about 60 albums. Use Ogg Vorbis or MP3, because there're other limitations with portable players imposed by the hardware quality (DAC, headphones, ...) which come into effect sooner than lossy algorithms do. A portable is not about extreme quality or achiving, it's about convenience. I have a 200GB drive dedicated for music storage and I think it's too small for lossless music.
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Can anyone confirm that the Rio Karma with play WMA9 Pro and Lossless files? is this the first Hardware support for WM9 Pro and Lossless?