What determines which encoders/settings you use. (2011) 2011-01-04 00:14:50 Isn't this a new years tradition. I thought instead of doing yet another "which lossy/lossless/bitrate do you use" poll, we'd do something a little different. I'm more interested in the reason why people use which encoders and settings they do.And to start:Lossy: Compatibility, MP3 (AAC tags have given me problems in the past, mostly on cell phones).Lossless: Compatibility, FLAC (if a media player doesn't support FLAC, there's a plugin somewhere that will make it).Encode: Absolutely pack out whatever mp3 player/cell phone I got. I can't ABX for shiznit. V5 most of the time, V4 when I'm feelin fancy Compatibility can also be read as: compatibility with the devices I own.I know there's gonna be a firestorm for leaving a quality as an option on lossy, but we're adults here. Let's be civil.And maybe this way we'll a trend not just within codecs but for everyone that's on here.