Another thing I don't get: Why you'd want to store your music as FLAC.
I understand that it's lossless, but what is that useful for?
It doesn't sound better than lossy at high bitrates (which is still smaller), and you're _not_ going to transcode it for every device, because everything already plays mp3.
So why not just keep everything as high-quality mp3, and then copy that around?
@scarlett In that case, sure. Keep everything as FLAC until you're done.
But most people don't do that.
(I'm not saying there is absolutely no use ever for FLAC, but for the case of keeping your music at home, I think it's not all that useful)
a) high-quality OGG, you mean. MP3 cuts a lot of data, anything but pop music sounds awful.
b) lossless (FLAC, PCM) are good for editing. AMVs, sound effects, all sorts.
@oreolek No, I mean mp3, because ogg doesn't have the universal support that that has.
Even the most awful devices can play an mp3, only those that are better on the software side can play ogg.
@hirnbrot well, as long as you don't regularly use the most awful devices, it's just… not a reason.
@oreolek Never had a car radio that only read mp3s with filenames up to 12 characters?
@hirnbrot last time i saw something like that was 10 years ago. Now format support in music players and mobile phones covers at least OGG and FLAC, and "filenames up to 12 characters"… come on, FAT16 and Windows XP are dead.
@oreolek Lucky you.
I've had to deal with a weird car radio last week, and it's not something I cherish.
But using ogg or flac would have made that worse.
@hirnbrot now that's a hot take for the week. FLACs are superior in every way and, yes, I do convert them to mp3s to play on different players. Does it make sense? Nah Does it make me feel cooler than you? Frick yeah.
@missnarcissus Have fun feeling cooler than me, I guess?
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