GStreamer Encoder vs Official Opus Encoder 2018-10-03 19:59:20 Hi All,I am about to encode my Flac files to opus files but was wondering if the encoder used matters.For example, I use Soundconverter on Debian Linux for transcoding and I believe that Soundconverter uses Gstreamer to encode audio. I could use the "opusenc" program directly from opus-tools to convert form Flac to opus, but would there be a difference between the two encoding options (i.e. Gstreamer vs opusenc)? As far as I am aware, the Gstreamer encoder and the opusenc from Xiph will both ultimately use whatever version of libopus0 I have installed (1.2.1 for Debian Stretch).It makes me wonder why Soundconverter uses Gstreamer at all for opus or vorbis encoding. Why not just use the opusenc or oggenc encoders directly?Hopefully there is no difference and that the Soundconvert/Gstreamer encoder is not inferior to the Xiph encoder.Appreciate if anyone can help clarify.Thanks.