I am not experienced.
"Just use MP3." Don't have a reason to avoid it? Why not stick with the standard? Even -V5 is very nice these days.
If you own an ipod , aac might be an interesting alternative to mp3.But yes, each time I was interested by the multiple modern codec, I always ended by the conclusion: "just use mp3 and don't bother with compatibility issues".
I suppose this thread is now destined to become yet another one which clearly demonstrates why there isn't a simple answer to this question!
you can probably get the best quality/filesize trade off using an algorithm that's too complicated to encode or play back in real time on current hardware, and isn't support anywhere. Is this a useful answer to your question?
I thought the answer was very simple?lame mp3 -v2
Which is the best lossy audio codec?(with "best" meaning "best performance in terms of the quality/filesize tradeoff").