Quote from: String Theory on 19 May, 2010, 07:24:50 AMAfter hearing a MPC-song I instantly fell in love with the format. The quality of a q5-file is absolutely great!Sounds like the placebo effect to me.
After hearing a MPC-song I instantly fell in love with the format. The quality of a q5-file is absolutely great!
I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but CDs are heading towards obsolescence. Now is a great time to make a lossless backup of your valuable collection. In five or ten years time, I don't think the tools are going to be so easily available - for instance, having an optical drive that can rip CDs quickly and securely won't be a huge selling point when most normal people have thrown their CDs in the bin! The time to rip to lossless is now (if you haven't already). 1.5TB HDD = £86 = about 3 pence per CD lossless.
but rapidly diminishing disc prices make it increasingly silly not to use lossless.
Quote from: 2Bdecided on 19 August, 2009, 08:28:17 AMbut rapidly diminishing disc prices make it increasingly silly not to use lossless.What is at all silly about striving for efficiency?
Your "efficiency" calculation has totally ignored efficient use of your time in terms of not having to choose a lossy encoder (you're posting in a Musepack thread - choice of lossy encoder is clearly very important, agonising, and potentially problematic), not having to wait for that lossy encoder to encode, being able to check+fix bad rips years later using cuetools without finding a better copy of the CD, not having to re-rip the whole lot again in the future when you realise you need a different lossy codec, and in the event of re-ripping: not having to re-buy some CDs which have been lost/damaged in the meantime. The potential "inefficiencies" with lossy are many and varied - they have driven most HA users of lossy over to lossless in the end!