Hi Guys,Just got a new Trekstor Vibez and wondering whether to load it with .ogg or .mp3.Only thing is - posts from around 2003 & 2004 seem to state that whilst OGG sounds better, it chews the battery life real fast.Is this still the case?Cheers!
OGG also did this with my short-lived Rio Karma. It was slated to get 12 hours (or 14 hours) of battery life when playing back mp3 files. It would get about 8 hours when using OGG. This is still the case as OGG requires more processing power to playback the files.That is why I switched to the Lame mp3 encoder all those years ago (back in 2003) and have stuck with it ever since. Lame still provides very good results but does not require all that much processing power to play the files back. You also get the added benefit that mp3 is the "universal" lossy file format as pretty much every DAP (digital audio player) under the sun supports mp3 while few natively support OGG.
What about low bitrates? Would aoTuV b5 -q2 encoded files suck battery out noticeably faster than, say, LAME 3.97 -V6 --vbr-new ones? I was just requested to put as much music as I can into a tiny 512 MB player...
http://www.clarkspur.com/app.htmMP3 DecoderWorst case MIPS (48KHz,320bps,JS) 26MIPSData Memory (24bit/word) 12.5KwProgram Memory (16bit/word) 20KwOgg Vorbis DecoderWorst case MIPS (48KHz,500Kbps,2ch.) 24MIPSDarta Memory (24bit/word) 43KwProgram Memory (16bit/word) 25Kw
Dependant on the earbuds/headphones the one who made the request is gonna use to listen to the music, I'd suggest trying these two quality settings as well before sticking to -q2. -q0, for instance, eats less batteries and only 2/3 of the limited space available on the player, while possibly still maintaining a quality level that's undistinguishable from -q2 being listened to under the earbuds/headphones.