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Encoder Setting Original Compressed Duration Compression Time Rate Time RateMonkey's Audio Extra High 2030.59 MiB 1280.54 MiB 03:18:21.240 63.062% 00:09:18 21x 00:09:30 21xTAK -p4m 2030.59 MiB 1290.33 MiB 03:18:21.240 63.544% 00:14:01 14x 00:01:54 104xFLAC -8 -Ax2 2030.59 MiB 1328.08 MiB 03:18:21.240 65.404% 00:16:39 12x 00:01:35 125x
- Extremely slow seek (very very painful).
- Speed compression is slow.
- Source code release delayed eternally. Just sometime ago I heard it was released.
4.02 is just the GUI. The codec is still the same.
The source has been available for a few years now, just not in a way that complies with general public licensing. Matt wants his code to be completely free.
Note to TAK: learn from APE's failure for not releasing the decoder source in time.I don't mind TAK being closed source, but it's essential for its life that it can be decoded anywhere, by anything, anytime.
too late I think. once open source, anything good in tak can be put into flac easier than flac can be replaced with tak.the sequence of events with tak and ape is practically identical, right down to the timeline. my experience with ape is why I suggested yalac techniques merge with flac in the beginning (2.5yrs ago).
If tomorrow a new lossless codec shows up with similar features as FLAC, Wavpack or TAK but for example with a compression of more than 50% and easy to implement in hardware then the market share distribution can change very fast.
That's great news! In my personal opinion I don't see any reason why I shoud use FLAC instead of Monkeys Audio when looking at these figures from synthetic soul's lossless comparioson:
It's about as proprietary as you can get.
...Quote from: Alexxander on 21 January, 2009, 04:12:36 PMIf tomorrow a new lossless codec shows up with similar features as FLAC, Wavpack or TAK but for example with a compression of more than 50% and easy to implement in hardware then the market share distribution can change very fast.if you mean 2x the compression of the current state of the art, no such codec is possible, and even then it would not be a fast transition. mp3 was around many years before it became ubiquitous in devices.