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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)
I don't really use any lossy codec on a regular basis

Voting closes: 2021-01-01 23:45:44

Topic: 2020 Format poll [Lossy Formats]  (Read 2300 times) previous topic - next topic
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Re: 2020 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #25
Added Graph to OP (the results over the years).
Thanks to includemeout and kode54. 

Re: 2020 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #26
Opus 50%
40% acc and rest is mp3 :(
<3 foobar

Re: 2020 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #27
AAC at various bitrates, depending on use case.

96 Kbps for my GFs Garmin watch.
128 Kbps for tablets that are way down the list for listening on.
144 Kbps for our mobile phones.
160 Kbps for my DAPs that are used for corded headphone usage and lots more power to drive headphones.

Based on Guru's latest 128 Kbps test, I should probably cut out 160 and possibly even 144.

I tried going with Opus and it works fantastically, but I didn't want the potential headache of Opus being transcoded for use over Bluetooth to AAC enabled headphones. And, with AAC working so well down to 128 Kbps, why have yet another one in the mix.

Re: 2020 Format poll [Lossy Formats]

Reply #28
Looks like OPUS is on quite a rise but will this change next year due to xHE-AAC?

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