Lossless Compression Reply #50 – 2002-03-09 15:54:24 QuoteOriginally posted by Jon Ingram Then I can pay someone to write a decoder.I'm poor In this aspect, I'm very pratical. It's music we are archiving, not the plans for the atomic bomb you stole from the russians. (Though I didn't know? ) So, if, someday, somehow, the format I am using dies, there's no way for me to decode the tracks and I have lost the original CD, I will shrug and say "Well, I lost my tracks. Will my life be ruined from now on because of this? Hell no, it's just music!" Then, I'll forget about it. (You know, no use crying over spilled milk...)@Speek: I liked a lot your comparision, but there are two things I would like to suggest. (You know how I like to do suggestions, don't you? )1. - Add the sum of output sizes and compression time. (Like a "conclusion" table)2. - I would really like to see Rkau in your comparision, to know if it's still better than APE. (Whittle's page compares an outdated version of Monkey)Regards;Roberto.Obs: Just for the info, I think StarOffice reads WordStar formats.