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Please be aware that much of the software linked to or mentioned on this forum is niche and therefore infrequently downloaded. Lots of anti-virus scanners and so-called malware detectors like to flag infrequently downloaded software as bad until it is either downloaded enough times, or its developer actually bothers with getting each individual release allow listed by every single AV vendor. You can do many people a great favor when encountering such a "problem" example by submitting them to your AV vendor for examination. For almost everything on this forum, it is a false positive.


What lossy formats do you use on a *regular* basis?

AAC or HE-AAC v1,v2 (.m4a, .aac…)
[ 57 ] (24.5%)
LossyWAV + lossless (.lossy.flac, .lossy.wv, .lossy.tak…)
[ 9 ] (3.9%)
MP3 (.mp3)
[ 85 ] (36.5%)
Musepack (.mpc)
[ 11 ] (4.7%)
Ogg Vorbis (.ogg)
[ 23 ] (9.9%)
Opus (.opus)
[ 46 ] (19.7%)
AC3 Dolby Digital (AC-3, E-AC-3)
[ 1 ] (0.4%)
Other lossy format
[ 1 ] (0.4%)

Total Members Voted: 233

Voting closed: 2017-12-05 05:23:37

Topic: 2017 Format Poll (lossy codecs)  (Read 28643 times) previous topic - next topic
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Re: 2017 Format Poll (lossy codecs)

Reply #75
Only accepting one option makes this poll nearly pointless, in my opinion.
Agree. I use Opus on my phone, Lossywav on Desktop - which one should I choose for the poll? Chose lossywav because of its underdog position in 2016 -- hopefully that highlights the problem.

PC = TAK + LossyWAV  ::  Portable = Opus (130)

Re: 2017 Format Poll (lossy codecs)

Reply #76
Opus - in Desktop Linux distributions it always "just works" and now that foobar2000 works well on Android I don't need AAC anymore.

Re: 2017 Format Poll (lossy codecs)

Reply #77
I Was Voted AAC or HE-AAC?

So, what do lossy compression audio there: is a MP3!

Re: 2017 Format Poll (lossy codecs)

Reply #78
@novandroresonate2018 take it from another equally non-native English speaker:

You don't have to speak like Shakespeare in order to be understood over here, but man, you do have to brush up your English so that people can actually have a grasp of what you're trying to say!

Either that or, as it's been already advised, make proper use of Google Translate.

Or else you risk sounding like this guy:

Listen to the music, not the media it's on.

Musepack --quality 6
Wavpack -hb4.55x5cvm

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