[Ardour-Users] embedded ogg/mp3

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Mon Nov 10 22:23:05 PST 2008

Paul Winkler wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 11:31:54AM +0700, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
>> BTW, I would like to note that although it would be best if I had
>> original wave files to work from. Having to convert from compressed
>> audio to wave in order to work with the tracks in Ardour and then
>> eventually recompress is definitely reducing the audio quality of my
>> production which in this case is Linux Audio tracks released in the past
>> year..
> How does that give any different quality than hypothetical built-in
> support for encoding/decoding?  The quality loss is inherent to
> mp3/ogg encoding and decoding, regardless of whether that's done
> in-process or by your script or whatever...
The compressed versions are noticeably cleaner to my ear.

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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