I can sort of understand an explanation as being for the heck of it, but given that a superior method exists, why not work on improving even that instead? I'm not technolgically sophisticated enough to comment with any authority at all, so I pose the question.
AAC is, as I learned, better at lower bitrates (96-128 kbit) than mp3. But as bitrates rise, they sound equally good - that is, you won't be able to distinguish them from original, except if killer samples are used.Each of them has it's own uses, and hardware/software support for mp3 is still more widespread than support for aac. But I would say it's by the margin.
Please don't take this the wrong way, but I am curious why there is continued development of MP3 encoding (such as LAME) when AAC is now long-known to yield superior quality for a given bit-rate (all other things being equal)?I can sort of understand an explanation as being for the heck of it, but given that a superior method exists, why not work on improving even that instead? I'm not technolgically sophisticated enough to comment with any authority at all, so I pose the question.
Some devices do not support AAC.
Is it just the fact that as bit rates go up everything starts to sound like the "original," or are the AAC algorithms somehow less superior at higher bit rates, and I don't know why that would be so.
I wonder how many other people are using MP3 based on this incorrect belief? Maybe that's part of the reason why there is still such a focus on MP3 use and development?
You don't think it's just a wee bit insulting to those who focus on MP3 development to suggest they do so out of ignorance?
such a focus on MP3 use and development?
How many MP3 codecs are in active development?
Quote from: kennedyb4 on 16 December, 2011, 09:25:49 PMSome devices do not support AAC.that's the key issue for me. i think i'm the only person i know who doesn't have an ipod but i'm still important, damn it.
But the quality offered by AAC at 96kbps is extremely impressive so if you have a shuffle of low storage device it has its plce too. Streaming radio and such is important too. Do you want to listen to 64kbps MP3, or high efficiency QT at 64kbps?