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Poll
Question: What lossless format do you use on a *regular* basis?
Option 1: FLAC votes: 182
Option 2: WavPack votes: 10
Option 3: TAK votes: 12
Option 4: ALAC (Apple Lossless) votes: 7
Option 5: Monkey's Audio (APE) votes: 2
Option 6: Uncompressed PCM (.wav,.aiff ) votes: 1
Option 7: LA votes: 0
Option 8: TTA votes: 0
Option 9: OptimFROG votes: 0
Option 10: WMA Lossless votes: 0
Option 11: Other lossless format votes: 1
Option 12: I don't  use any lossless codec votes: 7
Title: 2018 Format poll [LOSSLESS]
Post by: IgorC on 2018-03-25 21:12:07
Hi everyone,

It was a few years since last lossless poll.

BTW there are chances that TAK will go open source. (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,101386.msg952670.html#msg952670) It will be interesting to see how it will compete with other open source formats, FLAC and WavPack.

This is how lossless formats have performed during previous years
(https://s18.postimg.org/4b4pg9dqh/lossless.jpg)

Title: Re: 2018 Format poll [LOSSLESS]
Post by: Porcus on 2018-03-26 09:53:42
Voted FLAC. I also regularly use WavPack (to distinguish out pre-emph'ed rips in case I accidentally delete the PRE_EMPHASIS tag - and a very few floating-point signals).

But I still wonder what's the user base for lossless audio-only compared to the number of people who regularly use Meridian Lossless (playing their Blu Ray discs, and maybe a few HD DVDs).
Title: Re: 2018 Format poll [LOSSLESS]
Post by: soundping on 2018-03-26 10:34:21
I use FFmpeg to make my Flac.
Title: Re: 2018 Format poll [LOSSLESS]
Post by: Moni on 2018-03-26 14:42:37
Error in the question, if it can be edited. Should say lossless.
Title: Re: 2018 Format poll [LOSSLESS]
Post by: magicgoose on 2018-04-01 19:59:23
This poll needs multiple choices possibility.
I use FLAC mostly, but also sometimes WavPack if I need to store floating point data for some reason.
Voted for WavPack, as FLAC is guaranteed to be #1 anyway.
Title: Re: 2018 Format poll [LOSSLESS]
Post by: kode54 on 2018-04-02 00:17:49
Sadly, this forum script does not support multiple-choice polls. It does support allowing one to vote multiple times, which does not stop someone from voting for the same option multiple times. Maybe we should have stayed with the same old forum script forever more, as that ancient piece of crap IP.Board 2 supported multiple-choice polls.
Title: Re: 2018 Format poll [LOSSLESS]
Post by: doom-drone on 2018-04-02 12:12:16
I've voted for Flac since everything i buy or download is that. While my CD rips are mix of wavpack/flac.
Title: Re: 2018 Format poll [LOSSLESS]
Post by: frenzic on 2018-04-02 18:50:34
Flac is great. No need for anything else here.
Title: Re: 2018 Format poll [LOSSLESS]
Post by: Chibisteven on 2018-04-02 19:10:57
99% FLAC
0.9% WAVPACK (for what FLAC can't handle)
0,1% Monkey's Audio (INSANE compression for stuff that isn't meant to be listened to but used as processing correction for supported physical formats)
Title: Re: 2018 Format poll [LOSSLESS]
Post by: Franky666 on 2018-04-02 23:05:33
All of these have the same quality and I use FLAC. It is most compatible to my devices.

From that list, I only know FLAC, ALAC and uncompressed PCM-Wave. I never tried one of the other I wonder, how many lossless codecs there are.  :))
I read a little bit about TAK in this forum. I never heard about everything else of that list before :-D.
Title: Re: 2018 Format poll [LOSSLESS]
Post by: samidare1234 on 2018-04-03 02:00:40
WavPack the best. can keep 32bit-integer format and dsd in high compression. The perfect one format solution. Hope to be more popular.
Title: Re: 2018 Format poll [LOSSLESS]
Post by: Thomas C. on 2018-04-20 09:22:19
This poll needs multiple choices possibility.

Agreed.

I mostly use FLAC, but also PCM/.wav when editing audio/video.
Title: Re: 2018 Format poll [LOSSLESS]
Post by: Klimis on 2018-04-20 14:05:58
I specifically use Cuetool's FLAC for regular Stereo audio because of the better compression ratios compared to other encoders. I also use TAK for 5.1 PCM rips from DVD and Blu-ray albums because it has the best compression ratio amongst all lossless compression formats that support multichannel audio.
Title: Re: 2018 Format poll [LOSSLESS]
Post by: ThaCrip on 2018-07-20 08:28:02
FLAC

it's how I score my lossless collection and then use Foobar2000 to convert from FLAC to Opus or AAC (other lossy formats are outdated) when I need lossy audio files.
Title: Re: 2018 Format poll [LOSSLESS]
Post by: includemeout on 2018-12-12 16:02:49
FLAC

it's how I score my lossless collection and then use Foobar2000 to convert from FLAC to Opus or AAC (other lossy formats are outdated) when I need lossy audio files.
 
 Care to elaborate on the reason why you think so?
Title: Re: 2018 Format poll [LOSSLESS]
Post by: m14u on 2018-12-12 16:51:04
sorry, that does not registration "non-regular basis" formats. flac/wv/ape/? =~ 60/39/0.99/0.01%
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