[clug] Audio file formats

Chris Smart chris at kororaa.org
Mon May 19 06:41:22 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-05-19 at 13:35 +0930, Kristy A. Bennett wrote:

> With the aid of Sound Recorder I can record in four formats: ogg, wav, 
> spx and flac.  I understand the difference in quality but have no idea 
> of cross-platform, cross-media-player-device implications of these 
> formats.  Can someone clue me in?

Also, if your requirement is for lossless audio, then WAV
(Microsoft/IBM) or FLAC (patent and royalty free) are your options.
Others such as mp3, vorbis (in an ogg container) and spx are all lossy


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