Re: MP4


Subject: Re: MP4
From: Timothy Sutton (timsutton@fastmail.fm)
Date: Sun Aug 28 2005 - 20:41:11 EDT


FLAC won't take off in popular interest any time soon - not because of
ease of use (player plugins are pretty easy to come by), but because
'mainstream' never demands quality. It's great that AAC is being
adopted slowly (though I've read that OGG is even better quality
per-bitrate), but I believe the majority of people don't hear an
improvement over MP3 above 128kbps, let alone having the facility to
appreciate a lossless compression format.

Speaking of... has anyone compared FLAC to Apple Lossless? Differences
in filesizes?

--tim

Rick wrote:
> As long as we're talking higher quality: Any interest in FLAC? It's
> open source, runs on Mac, Win and Linux but the user would probably
> have to download a player for it.. It probably isn't very practical,
> but possibly worth discussing this early in the process.
>
> http://flac.sourceforge.net/features.html
>
> r
>
> On 8/28/05, couprie.pierre <couprie.pierre@free.fr> wrote:
>
>>MP4 is AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) based on MPEG4 norm. It includes
>>the DRM system. The problem is this format is young and not defended
>>by Windows... but only by Apple... wait and see...
>>
>>To convert mp3 in mp4 use iTunes (free on Mac and Windows)
>>
>>Best
>>
>>Pierre Couprie
>>
>>
>>>What are the thoughts on MP4 becoming the 'new' standard? Or is it
>>>a non-starter?
>>>
>>>
>>>All ideas / reearch welcome.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>Best
>>>
>>>Kevin
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>(Put it this way, "Will you convert your mp3 library to MP4?"
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>



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