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What lossy format(s) do you use on a *regular* basis?

AAC or HE-AAC v1/v2 (.m4a, .aac…)
LossyWAV + lossless (.lossy.flac, .lossy.wv, .lossy.tak…)
MP3 (.mp3)
Musepack (.mpc)
Ogg Vorbis (.ogg)
Opus (.opus)
WavPack Lossy/Hybrid (.wv)
xHE-AAC (USAC)
I don't really use any lossy codec on a regular basis

Voting closes: 2022-01-02 02:34:16

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2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

 Hi,

This is a new year so what lossy format(s) do you use on a *regular* basis?  :)

The results over the years:


Unofficial survey, but it also supports voting for multiple options:
https://linkto.run/p/QS6X98RC


Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #2
The forum script still doesn't support it. Unless someone wants to manage both buying some commercial script, or switching to Discourse, and in either case, managing to somehow migrate our data again.

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #3
Fair enough.

As last year I play mostly mp3s and encode mostly as opus. Don't know if voting opus would be consistent with what I voted earlier on.  I might even have voted the I don't option.
High Voltage socket-nose-avatar

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #4
xHE-AAC (USAC) doesn't play on android.   :(
No religion, please.

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #5
It does if your Android is at least Android 8? 9? That's where we even have an open source USAC decoder at all, by ripping FDKAAC from the AOSP code base as it gets published.

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #6
It's 9.
No religion, please.

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #7
Then I guess your Android device disables AAC playback altogether to avoid paying the AAC license fees.

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #8
xHE-AAC (USAC) doesn't play on android.   :(

It could be because libfdk_aac only works in mono or stereo, if the file tested contains two mono channels it will not work.

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #9
local storage mobile : WV lossy 256k
local storage home: WV hybrid lossless
streaming mobile: spotify HQ 160k, others 64 ~ 128k
streaming at home: spotify VHQ 320k, others; highest bitrate i can find.
wavpack hybrid 256k -hx4

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #10
WavPack lossy on DAP and smartphone if ripped by me, otherwise the best lossy format (on top of the lossless one course) the download code offers which is most often than not MP3, AAC from just Bandcamp.
WavPack 5.4.0 -b384hx6cmv / qaac64 2.71 -V 100

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #11
I toy with formats like USAC, and I use MP3 if I need to make a lossy copy that will be playable right from a chat client on all platforms. Otherwise, I stick to using FLAC for archival purposes, or for local playback.

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #12
Poweramp is the problem on my phone. Gonemad works.
No religion, please.

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #13
Apps that use their own decoders obviously won't support it. There is only one open source USAC decoder, and it comes for free with Android 9.

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #14
Opus or whatever the podcast I listen to is encoded in.

Also, AAC or SBC via bluetooth but that probably doesn't count for the purposes of this post.

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #15
WavPack Lossy (-b450hh) pretty much everywhere. Both PC and smartphone. Seriously considering this setting as my only archive (I still have my original Flac archive for now).
WavPack v5.4 -b450hh

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #16
xHE-AAC (USAC) doesn't play on android.   :(
Yes it does. :-)
Just discovered Cx File Explorer which plays exhale encoded stuff. :)
WavPack v5.4 -b450hh

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #17
It was already determined that the reason their Android player didn't support it was because it was doing its own decoding or file format parsing.

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #18
I'm just pointing out an alternative way to play xHE aac (exhale) audio files. We all know that only very few apps can play xHE aac on android (if any at all). ;)
WavPack v5.4 -b450hh

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #19
I can't vote since I use more than one. Please change the poll to checkboxes/multiple answers.

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #20
I can't vote since I use more than one. Please change the poll to checkboxes/multiple answers.
Impossible. Post #2 and #3.
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Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #21
Possible: https://linkto.run/p/QS6X98RC

Added notice:

The results cannot be verified but given that this forum is not known to attract spammers or fanboys, the results could probably be used.


Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #23
Musepack + MP3 (in-car listening).
Listen to the music, not the media it's on.
Wavpack hybrid -hb4.3x4

Re: 2021 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #24
Possible: https://linkto.run/p/QS6X98RC

Added notice:

The results cannot be verified but given that this forum is not known to attract spammers or fanboys, the results could probably be used.
 
 With my non-diagnosed OCD, that will probably translate into my creating two separate graphs come the end of the year.  ::)
Listen to the music, not the media it's on.
Wavpack hybrid -hb4.3x4

 
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