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JJZolx
2006-07-06, 11:54
If/when request 1061: Ogg Vorbis Support in Firmware (http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1061) is implemented, would it make sense to use Ogg instead of Mp3 for bitrate limited streaming for SB2s, SB3s and software players (stream.ogg??) ?

Two reasons that I can think of:

1. Ogg has a reputation for better audio quality at the lower end of the bit rate spectrum.

2. No need to deal with the Mp3/LAME distribution issue. You could have compressed streaming right out of the box.

Good idea or bad idea? Obviously there's the issue of supporting SB1s and older devices.

radish
2006-07-06, 12:03
I think it's an excellent idea - you also get the benefit of gapless playback (when used with gapless sources). I think mp3 would have to be kept around as well though, for compatibility.

fairyliquidizer
2006-07-06, 12:04
LAME can do gapless. LAME also has exceptional quality beating Ogg in the last Hydrogenaudio tests I looked at.

Fairy

kdf
2006-07-06, 12:08
Quoting JJZolx <JJZolx.2ajexn1152212101 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:


> Good idea or bad idea? Obviously there's the issue of supporting SB1s
> and older devices.

the player can make the request for the format it prefers, as is done already.
file types prefs can handle user desired overrides, as is done already.
software players will likely get a choice depending on the stream.*
extension (collected as bug 131), as always...patches welcome.

-k