[clug] Audio file formats

Daniel Black daniel.subs at internode.on.net
Mon May 19 09:51:37 GMT 2008

On Mon, 19 May 2008 02:25:23 pm Mike Carden 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?
> I'm sure someone knowledgeable will chime in with all sorts of info
> and links, but I'll just contribute one small factoid.
> I like and use FLAC but I've discovered a bit of a problem with it. If
> 96kHz, 24 bits per sample pcm audio (e.g. WAV) is encoded as FLAC,
> most players can't play it. 

If your keen on preservation use flac and something like mp3fs(.sf.net) for 
playing it until player support catches up.

Canberra made even.( Hi Dave)


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