100 GB?Work a single day at McDonalds / mow four yards and buy yourself another HDD.Seriously, if you're low on space and have doubts such as you've expressed, buy a HDD.
As you can see from below, benefits vary with the type of music:
Just remember that with the vorbis method you're locking yourself into that format. Once processed with LossyWAV you can transcode to other lossless codecs losslessly.
But not all lossless codecs work equally well with LossyWav converted files?
Accidentally, someone restored older topic about aoTuV -q8 ABXing: http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=57783, where OP is asking similar question (thanks for that )
Seriously, these days your 100 GB amounts to $5 worth of disk space, though you have to buy in larger quantity.
Quote from: DonP on 18 August, 2010, 08:37:03 AMSeriously, these days your 100 GB amounts to $5 worth of disk space, though you have to buy in larger quantity.This is just retail cost for the drive. The majority of the cost for storage is actually in the management of it - time, risk and other resources spent copying, backing up, record keeping, dealing with media failures; electricity to power the device and supporting equipment; support hardware for housing, controlling, powering and cooling.For instance, to upgrade storage inside a laptop requires that you replace the drive, reinstall the OS, and copy everything to the new drive. Even if you work at McDonald's wages, that's potentially a very time-consuming, expensive and risky undertaking.
KHz Left Right(R) 22 -92.04 -90.22q5: 22 -92.04 -90.22q4: 22 -89.56 -87.96q3: 22 -87.64 -85.77q2: 22 -85.29 -83.57q1: 22 -82.22 -80.41q0: 22 -78.69 -76.96
In my experience you can go right down to Q2 and still have robust quality
You can't necessarily say that LossyWAV would be robust at similar bitrates to where Vorbis would be robust. That's why we wouldn't be keen to recommend q1 or q0 as your main computer audio files.
Upgrading storage inside a laptop is as simple as buying an external hard drive instead and plugging it in. Done. Use a hybrid lossy format put the lossys on your internal like you'd be planning now, but then keep the correction files on the external so when you're desked you have lossless and have the ability to recode to a different format in the future.